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.
We Help Clients Get Patents in Texas
- Castolon (Big Bend National Park)
- Chisos Basin (Big Bend National Park)
- Del Rio
- El Paso
- Fort Davis
- Fort Stockton
- Boys Ranch
Prairies and Lakes
- Glen Rose
- Mineral Wells
- Wills Point
- Mount Pleasant
- San Augustine
- Corpus Christi
- Port Arthur
- Port Isabel
- South Padre Island
- Sugar Land
- The Woodlands
South Texas Plains
- Crystal City
- Eagle Pass
- Rio Grande City
- San Antonio
- Big Lake
- Camp Wood
- Del Rio
- San Saba
Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Metro
- Fort Worth
- Grand Prairie
Notable Patents from Texas Inventors
Jack S. Kilby – Dallas, 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. Cronin – Houston, 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.
John B. Goodenough – Austin, 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 Pewther – Fort Bliss, TX
Patented the quintessential toy arrows which can be safely shot without harming anyone.
George Ware Fulton – Fulton, 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.
Howard Hughes – Houston, 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.
Contact Us for Your Free 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 phone consultation with a Patent Attorney. All consultations with an attorney regarding your technical ideas and legal matters are confidential, whether you choose to hire the firm or not.
WHAT OUR TEXAS CLIENTS ARE SAYING
When you file a patent the right way, you protect your valuable invention, but filing it the wrong way can mean losing its benefits. Russ Weinzimmer explains the right way to handle patentability searches, prior art improvements, what goes into filing a patent application, the examination process, and asserting your patent rights.
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.”
The benefits of a patent are that it provides credibility, legitimacy, and exclusivity. It helps to market to consumers, investors, and lenders who know that a patent confers a business advantage. The patent holder is more likely to obtain investment funds, loans, or grants, because there’s something in which to invest, an asset created by the patent.
While a patent may take several years to issue, you get increasing protection from the moment you file. The initial 18-24 month waiting period is only to start the process of the government’s examination. It takes an additional 6-12 months to get the patent issued. You don’t want to sue someone who infringes on the patent right away.
Patent Attorney Russ Weinzimmer was interviewed as an invited expert on “Sky Radio”, answering the question: What’s Patentable? Determining whether an invention is patentable involves legal considerations that most business owners and engineers are not aware of, and even marketing considerations that they’re not aware of, but a good patent attorney brings both those considerations when evaluating the technology suite of a company.
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.