Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Litigation
Licensed: 1973, Texas; 2012, Colorado
Admitted: 1974, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals; 1977, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas and U.S. Supreme Court; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; 1995, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 2005, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 2006, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 2010, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado; 2011, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas; 2013, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
United States Patent and Trademark Office: Registration Number 27,227 (1974)
Law School: University of Texas, J.D., 1973
College: University of Texas, B.S.M.E., with honors, 1971
Recent Honors: America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, April 2018; named in Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers for 2011-2016; selected as one of twelve “2011 Power Attorneys” by the Fort Worth Business Press; Texas Super Lawyer for Intellectual Property Litigation as published in November 2003, October 2004, November 2005, November 2006, October 2007, November 2008, November 2009, October 2010, November 2011, October 2012, October 2013, October 2014, October 2015, October 2016, October 2017 and October 2018 issues of Texas Monthly magazine [ 16 consecutive years ]; Top Attorneys, Intellectual Property, December 2003 thru December 2018, Fort Worth, Texas magazine; Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent rating for over 30 years.
Prior Law Firms:
09/73 – 06/84 Pravel, Gambrell, Houston, TX (Associate 1973-1979, Partner 1979-1984)
07/84 – 09/94 Founding Partner of Intellectual Property boutique, Glaser, Griggs & Schwartz, Dallas, TX
10/94 – 03/00 Co-founding Partner of the Intellectual Property Section for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, Dallas, TX
04/00 – 04/03 Intellectual Property Section Head, Winstead, Sechrest & Minick, Dallas, TX, Partner
04/03 to date Member, Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC, Fort Worth, TX
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