Brit Nelson and Wasif Qureshi Receive 2020 “IP Stars” Award

June 1, 2020 | Attorney News

Jackson Walker is proud to announce that Houston partners Brit Nelson and Wasif Qureshi have been recognized as 2020 IP Stars for Texas by Managing Intellectual Property.

Each year, a group of impartial judges gathers information about thousands of candidates from firms, clients, interviews, emails, and online surveys. Potential winners are considered and chosen based on their “expertise, workload, market reputation/track record, outcomes achieved for clients, and unique strengths in a given practice area.” Recognition as an IP Star is based on a weighted review of information submitted by firms, publicly available information, and market feedback. More information can be found at

Founded in 1990, Managing IP is a global resource for intellectual property news and analysis with an international team of journalists based in New York, London, and Hong Kong. Since 1996, the publication has expanded its IP Stars guide to include over 130 jurisdictions.

Meet Brit

Brit Nelson has been practicing intellectual property law across a broad spectrum of transactional and litigation matters for more than 28 years. Brit assists national and international clients with intellectual property matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, domain names, advertising, and misrepresentations and unfair trade practices under state and federal laws. Brit also helps with due diligence and negotiations in corporate mergers and acquisitions and real estate transactions regarding intellectual property rights. His clients benefit not only from over two decades of legal experience but also a prior decade of engineering experience, including as a licensed professional engineer, in the aerospace and metal forging industries.

Meet Wasif

Wasif Qureshi practices intellectual property law, with a particular focus on patent litigation. Wasif delivers winning results for his clients, drawing from his engineering background and extensive experience across all phases of litigation. He counsels a diverse range of clients, from startups to Fortune 100 companies. In his nearly 20 years of experience, Wasif has appeared in over 200 district court and International Trade Commission patent infringement suits. He has also successfully argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Wasif’s clients count on him to craft creative and efficient legal strategies that keep business interests in focus.