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  1. Intellectual Property: 50%
    19 years, 500 cases
  2. Litigation: 25%
    21 years, 20 cases
  3. Oil & Gas: 10%
    13 years, 50 cases
  4. Entertainment: 5%
    16 years, 20 cases
  5. Other: 10%
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Baker Hughes Incorporated

PO Box 4740
Houston, TX, 77210-4740


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199408/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Development VolunteerSpecial Olympics Texas2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Intellectual Property Senior CounselBaker Hughes Incorporated2009 - Present
Division Intellectual Property CounselBaker Hughes Incorporated2003 - 2009
AssociateWinstead Sechrest & Minick1999 - 2003
AssociateMatthews, Joseph, Shaddox & Mason, P.L.L.C.1997 - 1999
AssociateShapiro & Watson, L.L.P.1994 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Intellectual Property Law Association, PCT Issues CommitteeMember2007 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Patent Law CommitteeMember2006 - Present
Houston Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1997 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1997 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1994 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Lord of Life Lutheran ChurchPresident2008 - 2009
Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, 23rd Annual Institute on Intellectual Property Law Planning CommitteeMember2006 - 2007
United Way of Greater Houston, Young Leaders CouncilMember2005 - 2007
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember1997 - 1999
Houston Bar AssociationMember1995 - 2009
Houston Young Lawyers Association, Special Olympics CommitteeMember1994 - 2005
Houston Young Lawyers AssociationMember1992 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Schwartz v. Pinnacle CommunicationsLoss at trial, overturned on appeal
Schwartz v. Pinnacle CommunicationsLoss by directed verdict
Yancy v. WardDefault judgment
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Publication nameTitleDate
Texas LawyerSteps to Take to Prevent and Address Security Breaches2001
Houston Business JournalProtecting Your Trademark in the Internet Age1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeEnglish, Computer ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
HIPLA 20th Annual Intellectual Property ConferenceClearinghouses for Copyrights2009
Monthly LuncheonThe Doctrine of Equivalents is Not Dead2002
Techxans Forum Quarterly Technology PanelI've Been Hacked--Now What?2001
Society for Information Display ConferenceDiscovery of Patented Processes2000
Hot Topics in Intellectual PropertyIntellectual Property Surveys: Knowledge is Power2000