Texas Patent Attorney

If you’re looking for a Patent Attorney in Texas, call us for a free consultation. Our Texas Patent Attorneys provide Patent Searching, Patent Preparation, Filing, and Prosecution services for small companies, start-ups, entrepreneurs, and inventors in Texas. We emphasize maximizing the business value of Patents and Trademarks. One way we do this is to ensure that the Patent Application conveys the value and uniqueness of your invention, so the Patent Application can be used to help sell or license your invention in Texas, or anywhere else.

Our Tech Skills are Extensive and Varied

Our Texas Patent Attorneys have extensive and varied technical education and experience with a wide variety of technologies, spanning many industries including Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Medical Devices, Optical Devices, Electronic Devices, and Mechanical Devices. We can quickly understand your invention. Our combined experience of over 80 years allows us to handle anything from the simple to the complex, so we can formulate and implement effective patent strategies.

Our Business Skills Create Effective Legal Documents

In addition to decades of legal experience combined with technical experience in a variety of industries, we also bring to bear experience as Entrepreneurs, so that we can add value by leveraging our business skills for your benefit. For example, the Patent Application that our Patent Attorneys in Texas write for you can be used to help you sell your invention to potential licensees, and can be used to help you attract the interest of a potential partner or investor.

Big Firm Quality – Small Firm Attention

We bring large firm skills and experience to smaller companies, start-ups, and individuals in Texas that would not get adequate attention from a Patent Attorney in Texas at a large patent firm. So, you get more personal attention from a Senior Level Patent Attorney, which is essential to creating a higher quality patent application.

Do I Need a Local Texas Patent Attorney?

Select the Right Patent Attorney for YOU:
One That Focuses on Inventors, Start-Ups, and Small Businesses

Since Patent Law is based on Federal Law, companies and inventors in Texas can hire any US Patent Attorney, regardless of where the Patent Attorney performs the work. Further, since Patent Attorneys have a wide range of specializations and abilities, it makes sense to look beyond your local area in Texas to find the best fit. Since locally found Patent Attorneys in Texas are usually specialized to serve the larger corporations locally, individuals and small companies in Texas often do not get the best service from a local Texas Patent Attorney.

By contrast, our Patent Attorneys serve individuals, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small companies nationwide, offering services more personalized and tailored to the needs of smaller clients than typically provided by a Patent Attorney in Texas. Rather than maintain a network of local offices, which would add substantial overhead, we are highly skilled at working remotely with clients all over Texas, using technology to enhance communication and be more reachable than a Patent Attorney in Texas.

Patent Attorneys are Federally Licensed — You’re Not Limited to Only Texas Patent Attorneys

All Patent Attorneys must pass the US Patent Bar Exam. In fact, when preparing a Patent Application, state law is not involved. Only knowledge and experience applying the Federal Patent Laws, Rules, and Regulations regarding Patent Preparation are needed to draft an effective Patent Application. Consequently, a Patent Attorney from any US State can prepare patent applications for Texas inventors and Texas companies.

You Don’t Need a Local Texas Patent Attorney — You Need the Right Fit

  • You need a patent attorney that understands how to increase the business value of your patent.
  • You need a patent attorney that caters to entrepreneurial inventors.
  • You need a patent attorney who is available evenings and weekends to answer your questions on the phone without sending a bill.
  • You need a patent attorney with predictable flat fees.
  • You need a patent attorney that can help you commercialize your invention, taking it From Your Mind to the Marketplace®.
  • You need a patent attorney with great Testimonials.
Patent Attorney in Texas

We Help Clients Get Patents in Texas

Patent Attorney in Texas

Big Bend

  • Alpine
  • Balmorhea
  • Castolon (Big Bend National Park)
  • Chisos Basin (Big Bend National Park)
  • Del Rio
  • El Paso
  • Fort Davis
  • Fort Stockton
  • Marathon
  • Marfa
  • Pecos
  • Presidio
  • Sanderson
  • Terlingua


  • Abilene
  • Amarillo
  • Borger
  • Boys Ranch
  • Brownwood
  • Canyon
  • Clarendon
  • Dumas
  • Hereford
  • Lamesa
  • Lubbock
  • Memphis
  • Midland
  • Muleshoe
  • Paducah
  • Pampa
  • Perryton

Prairies and Lakes

  • Albany
  • Addison
  • Bonham
  • Brenham
  • Burnet
  • Comanche
  • Gatesville
  • Glen Rose
  • Gonzales
  • Marlin
  • Mexia
  • Mineola
  • Mineral Wells
  • Waco
  • Wills Point


  • Alto
  • Atlanta
  • Canton
  • Carthage
  • Henderson
  • Jacksonville
  • Longview
  • Lufkin
  • Marshall
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Nacogdoches
  • Palestine
  • San Augustine
  • Texarkana
  • Tyler
  • Woodville

Gulf Coast

  • Alvin
  • Baytown
  • Beaumont
  • Brownsville
  • Corpus Christi
  • Galveston
  • Harlingen
  • Houston
  • Pasadena
  • Pearland
  • Port Arthur
  • Port Isabel
  • Raymondville
  • South Padre Island
  • Sugar Land
  • Victoria
  • Wharton
  • The Woodlands

South Texas Plains

  • Alice
  • Brownsville
  • Crystal City
  • Eagle Pass
  • Edinburg
  • Falfurrias
  • Goliad
  • Laredo
  • McAllen
  • Pearsall
  • Poteet
  • Rio Grande City
  • San Antonio
  • Zapata

Hill Country

  • Austin
  • Bandera
  • Big Lake
  • Blanco
  • Boerne
  • Brackettville
  • Brady
  • Burnet
  • Camp Wood
  • Del Rio
  • Fredericksburg
  • Junction
  • Kerrville
  • Kyle
  • Rocksprings
  • San Saba
  • Sonora

Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Metro

  • Dallas
  • Allen
  • Arlington
  • Carrollton
  • Denton
  • Fort Worth
  • Frisco
  • Garland
  • Grand Prairie
  • Irving
  • McKinney
  • Mesquite
  • Lewisville
  • Plano
  • Richardson

Notable Patents from Texas Inventors

calculator patent drawing filed by a Texas Patent Attorney

Jack S. KilbyDallas, TX
Nobel Laureate, co-inventor, and patent holder of the world’s first hand-held calculator, which laid the foundation of modern calculators.

Thomas D. CroninHouston, TX
Along with his colleague Frank Gerow, Thomas Cronin invented the world’s first silicone breast implant, and received a patent for surgically implantable breast prosthesis.

lithium battery patent illustration filed by a Patent Attorney in Texas

John B. GoodenoughAustin, TX
Another Nobel laureate and the patent holder of Lithium-Ion batteries, a revolutionary invention that now powers almost all of our electronic devices.

Judson PewtherFort Bliss, TX
Patented the quintessential toy arrows which can be safely shot without harming anyone.

George Ware FultonFulton, TX
Invented the first commercial refrigerated meat packery, used for the purpose of chilling and curing beef for shipment from Fulton, TX to Liverpool, England, and other destinations.

drill bit patent figure filed by a Texas Patent Attorney

Howard HughesHouston, TX
The Hughes Two-Cone Drill Bit found most of the oil in Texas and made Howard Hughes the richest man in the world! His invention drilled holes straighter and faster, and for the seventeen years that the patent on it ran (1934 through 1951) Hughes’ market share approached 100%.

Texas Patent Stats

#1 State for Most Patent Applications Filed

From 1996 to 2018, Texas had the most patent filings of any state in the USA. For two decades, 20% of the nation’s patents have been filed in Texas. That makes Texas Patent Attorneys some of the busiest in the country.

University of Texas #4 in the World for Most Issued Patents

According to the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents for 2020 report, the University of Texas ranked #4 in the world for most issued U.S. patents. In 2020, researchers from University of Texas collectively were granted 207 utility patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

University of Texas institutions have earned one of the top 5 spots in this ranking for three consecutive years.

Texas is the Patent Litigation Capital of the United States!

In the first half of 2020, businesses and individuals filed double the number of patent complaints in Texas from a year earlier and twice as many as any other state.

As of June 30, 2020, new patent complaints increased 33% in the Eastern District of Texas, which includes Marshall and Tyler. New patent violation cases jumped 43% in the Southern District, which covers Houston. And in Waco, part of the Western District of Texas, new patent infringement cases jumped a historic 350% over the past year. Waco is now the most popular court in the U.S. for Texas Patent Attorneys to litigate intellectual property disputes.

You Don’t Need a Local Texas Patent Attorney.
We Specialize in Clients Like You!

Contact Us for Your Free Initial Phone Consultation

We make the effort to understand your business objectives so that our service effectively helps you reach your goals. We offer an informative free initial telephone consultation. All consultations with an attorney regarding your technical ideas and legal matters are confidential, whether you choose to hire the firm or not.


  • I am very appreciative of Russ's way of explaining why it wouldn't be a good idea to move forward in the patent process. He saved me potentially thousands of dollars.

    Russ Weinzimmer is a wonderful attorney. I am very pleased with all that he did for me. I was looking to patent an invention that I had designed and he gave me professional counsel that was professional, honest and up-front. When you call his office you get him, not a secretary. I spoke with him on three occasions concerning my invention and he did his very best to make sure my invention can be protected by patent law. Even though we came to the conclusion that it could not be patented, I am very appreciative of Russ's way of explaining why it wouldn't be a good idea to move forward in the patent process. He saved me potentially thousands of dollars and he did not charge me a single penny for his services. He told me that we would talk about cost if the invention was able to be patented. ... Read More I really appreciate his hard work and counsel and I recommend him to anyone looking into patenting an invention. Thank you Russ!

    Jesus G.

  • Joe and his team built a VERY professional website. I'm very pleased!

    After providing me with a comprehensive and well-written market roadmap (market assessment & commercialization plan), Joe and his team built a VERY professional website. I'm very pleased! The invention animation video they wrote, narrated and developed is also excellent.

    Larry Williams

  • In my humble estimation, Russ and his staff are the best in the industry.

    First and foremost, I would like to thank Russ and his team for their diligence and dedication. I've had the pleasure of working with Russ over the past 5 years in obtaining my patent. From the start, I found Russ knowledgeable, energetic, and most of all very professional. I often had doubts about the patent process, and made numerous calls to Russ.

    Each and every time Russ or someone from his staff would always either return my calls, or address them on the spot putting me at ease. The entire staff is very friendly, and most of all trustworthy. Mary MacKinnon Boyd was excellent at keeping me in the loop about all the administrative aspects regarding the patent process. In my humble estimation, Russ and his staff are the best in the industry. I have and will continue to recommend anyone seeking a patent to this knowledgeable firm. ... Read More For anyone reading this testimonial with any questions about the veracity of these comments, feel free to contact me -- that is how much I believe in this team!

    Anthony McCoy

  • The CIMA prepared for me by Joe Carlen gave me the path forward in terms of commercialization.

    The CIMA that was prepared for me by Joe Carlen is essential for any inventor. The CIMA was detailed and gave great insight in regards to the market which would garner the most potential for my invention. It also gave me the path forward in terms of commercialization. Moreover Joe is timely, personable and incredibly knowledgeable in the marketing arena.

    Anthony McCoy


Patent Attorneys: Why Having Business Experience Really Matters

Patent Attorneys: Why Having Business Experience Really Matters

FreeAdvice.com logo interview with Russ Weinzimmer:

A patent is primarily a business tool – so hiring a patent lawyer with business experience can be a valuable asset. Most patents are not litigated, so the key value of a patent is its business value. It takes a lot of technical and legal skill to draft a good patent, but business insight can substantially improve the value and effectiveness of a patent.

Trademark a Name AND a Logo for Your Business

Trademark a Name AND a Logo for Your Business

Failing to trademark a name and logo leaves your business vulnerable to copycats who could use your logo with a different name.

If another company uses your trademark, either your name or logo, your company can lose sales and reputation. When customers buy from a competitor because they’re confused by the infringement of your trademark, you lose sales that should have been yours. And bad knockoffs using your trademark can ruin your reputation in the marketplace if customers incorrectly associate their bad experience with your company.

For trademarks, you need to separately protect all your branding: separately trademark a name and logo, as well as any slogans or catch-phrases.

Patent Attorney Free Consultation

Patent Attorney Free Consultation

Many inventors wait to call a Patent Attorney for a free consultation until they feel ready to begin the patent process. Unfortunately, that sometimes means they made mistakes along the way that will prevent them from getting a patent for their invention … mistakes that could have been easily avoided if they got advice sooner. Don’t make decisions about patents or IP for your business without talking to an actual Patent Attorney.

Everything you disclose in the Free Consultation is confidential. You don’t need to schedule an appointment, and we are available outside traditional business hours. We can work with you, no matter where you are located. Patent Law is Federal Law, and Patent Attorneys are licensed to practice nationally.

Did Video Rental Stores Pay Licensing Fees?

Did Video Rental Stores Pay Licensing Fees?

Remember the days of going to your local video store and picking out movies to rent that weekend? Remember getting that red Netflix envelope in the mail?

It might surprise you to know that video rental companies did not have to pay for the rights to rent those movies. They simply bought the same videotapes and DVDs that the general public could buy, and then used the “First Sale Doctrine” from Copyright Law to rent them out. Anyone could buy a bunch of movies and open a video rental store, and those mom & pop shops flourished before big chains put them out of business.

How to Register Your Trademark

How to Register Your Trademark

By registering your trademarks, you can assert them in court to stop someone from creating confusion in the market around your goods or services. You don’t want to lose your company’s good reputation because of another company’s bad business practices. You don’t want to lose business because another company is selling goods that appear to be from your company. You need to separately protect each element (ie the logo and the words(s) included in a logo), because each is separately “stealable.”

Critical Patent Attorney Shortage Will Make it Harder to Find One

Critical Patent Attorney Shortage Will Make it Harder to Find One

The number of Patent Attorneys is rapidly declining, at the same time as demand for patents is rising. From 2008 to 2018, the number of new Patent Attorneys fell by 50%. From 2009 to 2015, the number of Patent Applications increased by 30% and the number of issued US Patents increased 70%.

Patent Attorneys account for more than 15% of law firm job openings while representing less than 2% of all lawyers in the U.S. As more of the already dwindling supply of Patent Attorneys are hired by big law firms and by large corporations and universities as in-house Patent Attorneys, there are fewer and fewer available to work with individual inventors and small companies.



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