Intellectual Property Audits

We have assembled an experienced group of attorneys to help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights in the United States and abroad, as well as maximize intellectual property through various business transactions. Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to emerging companies to universities to individuals. More specifically, the firm’s IP attorneys regularly counsel clients about patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets; practice before government agencies to secure those rights; render patentability and patent, trademark, and copyright infringement opinions; litigate to protect intellectual property; handle arbitration, mediation, and other litigation alternatives; and negotiate licenses, joint ventures, divestitures and similar business transactions to maximize the value of such property.

An invaluable tool for many intellectual property owners, particularly those with large IP portfolios, is an audit of its intellectual property assets. We conduct IP audits to help our clients develop the most cost effective strategy for commercializing their intellectual property, guide research and development efforts to focus on core competencies and technology, maximize return on investment, and minimize unwanted, unproductive legal disputes.

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William R. Borchers

William R. Borchers

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7723

Raman N. Dewan

Raman N. Dewan

Partner, Austin
512.236.2013

Mark H. Miller

Mark H. Miller

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7751

Brit Nelson

Brit Nelson

Partner, Houston
713.752.4419

Wasif Qureshi

Wasif Qureshi

Partner, Houston
713.752.4521

Cline H. White

Cline H. White

Senior Counsel, San Antonio
210.978.7783

The skills and backgrounds of our intellectual property attorneys are particularly well suited to aid clients in this practice area. Many of the firm’s IP attorneys hold degrees in engineering or applied science and are licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Canadian Patent Office. Their technical knowledge is balanced with considerable litigation and business experience.

Putting into place the mechanisms to maximize an entity’s intellectual property rights is no longer enough in the high-stakes IP environment of today’s market. Because of the valuable nature of these rights, an entity must be vigilant throughout the life of the intellectual property, in policing and enforcing the rights against others. Our IP litigators are experienced in intellectual property disputes, including all aspects of patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright cases in federal courts, state courts, ITC actions, arbitrations and mediations, representing both the intellectual property owner and the accused infringer.

May 21, 2018
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Brit Nelson and Wasif Qureshi Named Global IP Stars by “Managing Intellectual Property”

Jackson Walker is proud to announce Houston partners Brit Nelson and Wasif Qureshi have been recognized as Global IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine.

November 6, 2017
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Chris Rourk Comments on Patent Eligibility in Asia IP

In an article exploring the topic of patent eligibility in different countries across the world, partner Chris Rourk provided insight on the U.S. perspective.

September 13, 2017
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Nate St. Clair Speaks on Patent Trolls at PRINT 17

At the PRINT 17 conference in Chicago, IL, partner Nate St. Clair was part of a panel on patent trolling in the printing industry.

August 9, 2017
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Jackson Walker Continues to Expand in Austin, Dallas, and Houston with Four Partner Hires

Jackson Walker welcomes four lateral partners across its Texas-based offices. Meghan Griffiths has joined the firm in Austin, along with Jay Dewald and Michele Schwartz in Dallas, and Michael Shaw in Houston.

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