BA Cum Laude (Phi Beta Kappa), BS ChE (Omega Chi Epsilon), JD, admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; licensed by the State Bar of Texas.
David has prepared and prosecuted several hundred patent applications in numerous specialized environments: hydrocarbon recovery and industrial treatment, sand control techniques, demulsification and drag reduction. David also has broad patent prosecution experience relating to polymer chemistry, amine chemistry; various catalytic reactions and the catalysts used for same, oxidations; esterifications; and decolorization. Other areas of expertise encompass integrated circuit processing including ion implantation, diffusion, thin films, etching, isolation, contacts, and interconnect; integrated circuit device designs, including planar and trench devices; and IC packaging. In addition, David possesses extensive infringement, validity and patentability study experience.
David has over thirty years of experience in intellectual property law – including his time as an in-house patent attorney at Texaco Development Corporation & Motorola, Inc.
ACS Certified BS Chem, JD Cum Laude, Law Review, admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Gene has practiced intellectual property law since 1990 and possesses extensive experience in U.S. and international patent and trademark prosecution. His fields of expertise include chemicals and oilfield chemical based products and equipment. He also has considerable experience in the preparation of infringement and validity studies. Gene has negotiated and prepared technology-related agreements, including joint development, licensing, secrecy, and acquisition/divestiture agreements. He has been involved in acquisition and mergers both as an in-house attorney and in private practice.
Prior to 1990, while working in industry, Gene spent ten years as a chemist with Upjohn Polymer Chemicals and The Dow Chemical Company before continuing with Dow for another ten years as an in-house patent counsel.
BSME, JD, Magna cum Laude, Order of the Coif, Houston Law Review, admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Chandran has been practicing as a patent attorney for over fifteen years primarily in patent preparation and prosecution. Chandran also routinely directs prosecution in a number of overseas jurisdictions within Central and South America, Europe, and the Far East.
Chandran’s technical expertise includes rotary power devices, hydraulic systems, flow control devices, phase separators, ballistic devices, manufacturing equipment and processes, communication systems, electro-mechanical systems, power generation systems, robotics, autonomous “intelligent” systems, seismic data acquisition systems, and advanced well construction equipment. He also has considerable experience in the preparation of infringement and validity studies.
Prior to his law practice, Chandran held various technical positions at General Dynamics, IBM, and Bausch & Lomb. He co-authored: “Overview of Selected Opinions of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; August 1977 to July 1998” and “Texas Disciplinary Rules and the Federal Circuit: The Use of Opinion of Counsel to Avoid a Finding of Willful Patent Infringement,” published in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Annual Institute of Intellectual Property Law, respectively.
BS Physics, JD, admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; licensed by the State Bar of Texas
Austin provides solutions for challenging technical innovations in fiercely-competitive business arenas. He primarily focuses on patent application preparation and prosecution, and patent validity and infringement analysis. His experience encompasses a broad array of technologies spanning the electrical, mechanical, and software arts with an expertise in oilfield tools, computer systems, software and telecommunications. Specifically, Austin’s technical expertise includes seismic data acquisition and processing, downhole imaging, reservoir modeling and characterization, signal processing, wind energy, synchronization, multimodal and pervasive computing, power management, memory management, multi-core processing, embedded systems, switched fabric applications, e-commerce, operating systems, virtual private networks, design-for-test techniques and fuel combustion. Austin is a member of the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, State Bar of Texas, and MENSA.