Working out of our Round Rock office, Jeff is an experienced licensed patent attorney specializing in intellectual property law. Jeff’s law practice is focused on preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, legal opinions concerning patent and trademark infringement, validity, and enforceability, transactional work involving intellectual property, including NDAs and software licensing, and advice on copyright and Internet matters. Jeff is an Emeritus Member of the Licensing Executives Society, and is former President and board member of the National Association of Patent Practitioners.
As a trained chemical engineer, Jeff’s technical experience varies over a wide variety of technologies, including energy, drilling (such as managed pressure drilling, underbalanced drilling), drilling fluids, downhole tools, organic and non-organic materials and chemicals, catalytic reaction processes, nanomaterials, semiconductor manufacturing, drug delivery technologies, biotechnology separation processes and devices (such as HPLC, MS, electrophoresis), electromagnetic inspection of tubulars, computerized light and sound choreography, software patents, medical and dental devices (including US FDA approvals), consumer and commercial products, industrial gases, cryogenics, products used in R&D, wireless technology, water treatment equipment and processes, and many others.
Regarding trademarks, Jeff has a considerable trademark docket, and enjoys helping clients choose and register protectable marks and avoid problems with and defend clients against assertion of third-party marks.
Prior to Jeff’s law career, he worked as a process engineer, operations engineer, and inspection engineer for Unocal (formerly known as Union 76, now part of Chevron).
Outside of the office Jeff enjoys old and new automotive technology, watching sports, especially football, baseball, college basketball, and auto racing. Jeff also likes golfing (both regular and disc golf), hiking, and exploring craft breweries and wineries, and staying in physical shape to be ready to serve family, clients, and those in need.