Jackson Walker Expands Intellectual Property Practice by Adding Eight Patent Attorneys

June 25, 1999 | Attorney News

Jackson Walker, one of Texas’ oldest law firms, has significantly enhanced its Intellectual Property (IP) practice by joining forces with Miller, Sisson, Chapman & Nash, the largest law firm in San Antonio and South Texas that exclusively practices Intellectual Property law. The five patent attorneys from Miller, Sisson, Chapman & Nash bring to Jackson Walker extensive legal expertise in the areas of patent law and patent prosecution both foreign and domestic.

Jackson Walker further expanded its Intellectual Property Practice Group by adding three patent attorneys, including name partner, Robert C. Klinger and two associates, from the law firm of Klinger & Navarro in Richardson. With these additions, Jackson Walker increases the firm’s number of IP attorneys to 20.

T. Michael Wilson, managing partner of Jackson Walker, states, “With this step, Jackson Walker has established a statewide full-service Intellectual Property practice. The firm now has patent attorneys with technical backgrounds as electrical, chemical and mechanical engineers, as well as biotechnology experience, in its IP section.”

“With the high tech company growth and expansion across the state, Jackson Walker sought to expand our Intellectual Property Practice Group,” says Frank C. Vecella, head of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Jackson Walker. “With the addition of these eight patent attorneys, we are now positioned statewide to offer all forms of IP-related advice including the ability to prosecute patent applications in a wide range of disciplines.”

William B. Nash, name partner in San Antonio’s Miller, Sisson, Chapman & Nash, says, “This consolidation allows our attorneys to broaden the resources available to our clients, especially in the areas of labor, securities, administrative and health care regulatory law, and gives us increased capacity to handle large, complex IP litigation.”

With this action, Jackson Walker is expanding its operations into Richardson. The Richardson Telecom Corridor, like the rest of the state, has seen explosive high tech growth in the past few years. “The addition of Jackson Walker to the Corridor brings the significant resources of a national law firm to meet the IP and other needs of the telecom community. We are fortunate to be a part of this new venture,” says Klinger.

Jackson Walker has over 100 years of experience in providing legal counsel to clients in Texas, throughout the United States, and internationally. Jackson Walker is a founding member of Globalaw, the International Law Group, which is a worldwide network of law firms throughout the U.S. and in over 60 foreign countries.

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T. Michael Wilson
Partner, Dallas