I have dedicated my professional career to the protection of intellectual property rights of my clients since I began my practice in 2002. I have always been a motivated and thoughtful attorney, and above all, I value my integrity because as an attorney, I view my reputation as consisting of both my technical legal abilities as well as the perceptions of my colleagues, adversaries, and the judges before whom I appear. regarding my honesty and trustworthiness.
I bring the same enthusiasm to my practice that I learned while attending West Point, where I served as the Vice Chairman for Investigations for the Cadet Honor Committee, and thereafter through successful graduation from U.S. Army Ranger school and subsequent service as a platoon leader, company commander, and aide-de-camp to two general officers.
While in law school at the University of Houston Law Center, I served as the Senior Articles Editor on the Houston Law Review, and I passed the bar examination test for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which authorized me to represent clients attempting to seek patents for their inventions (Reg. No. 48,486).
My family and I have chosen to live in Fort Worth, Texas, based on the small-town feel in a city that ranks 16th overall in population in the United States. As a side benefit, I am able to offer my services at rates that are considerably less (in many instances less than half) than what my colleagues in Dallas, Austin, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles charge for similar services.
I live in Fort Worth with my wife and two lovely children, and enjoy the outdoors, sports, and fitness activities.
I have been selected to participate in the Leadership Fort Worth program for 2016-2017, which is a program designed to help established leaders in Fort Worth enhance our city by addressing vital issues that affect our town.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2002||12/22/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer - Patent Litigation||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Texas SuperLawyers||2015|
|Best Lawyer - Patent Litigation||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Texas SuperLawyers||2014|
|Best Lawyer - Patent Litigation||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Member||Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz, PLLC||2016 - Present|
|Shareholder||Friedman, Suder & Cooke, PC||2013 - 2015|
|Attorney||Nelson, Bumgardner & Casto, P.C.||2009 - 2012|
|Attorney||Fish & Richardson, PC||2004 - 2009|
|Attorney||Baker Botts, LLP||2002 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tarrant County Bar Association||Fellow||2016 - Present|
|University of Houston Law Center||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||2002|
|United States Military Academy||BS - Bachelor of Science||1994|
|10th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Course||Playing Nice in the Sandbox: Litigating in a Civil Manner||2014|
Posted by Bobby
Tue May 31 2016
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