My practice has a solid technical and legal background with over 18 years experience.
The Law Firm is a minority women owned business. Currently, the law firm is certified by two organizations, the Houston Minority Business Council (HMBC) and the State HUB program. These certifications recognize the firm as a viable business in the State of Texas.
Patent prosecution; trademark prosecution and trademark litigation.
2656 South Loop West
Houston TX 77054
Depends on the referral.
Yes, for copyright and trade mark.
Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
My background as an Software Engineer influenced my decision.
I feel that clients should educate themselves on legal issues.
I normally do not review documents prepared by my clients.
I coach clients if it is something I feel they can handle.
Prior to founding the law firm, I worked for 13+ years as a Software Engineer and in Project Management for several major corporations including Loral Aerospace, UNISYS, AT&T and Tenneco. As a Software Engineer, I was instrumental in the forefront development of various technology systems currently in use today including:
* (1) 1-800 Call Processing,
* (2) initial Credit Card Authorization System for VISA and MASTERCARD,
* (3) UNISYS PC Communication Software,
* NASA's Mission Control and Space Station Communication Software.
Among my many clients, both entrepreneurs as well as corporations, the firm is equipped to handle all aspects of Intellectual Property Law. Regarding Trade Secrets, the Law Firm audits the corporation, sets up appropriate security measures, and prepares and negotiates required confidentiality agreements. Regarding Trademarks, our firm handles trademark and trade dress availability searches, registrations of the marks, monitoring of the marks, handling of cancellation as well as opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Copyright Registrations, and will litigate all trademark infringement issues.
Within the area of Patent Law, the firm performs prior art searches and prepare patentability opinions for new inventions. Also, the firm will prepare and prosecute the inventions. More specifically, the firm specializes in Computer-related inventions, articles of manufacture and mechanical patent applications. The firm can prosecute your patent application nationally as well as support the prosecution of your application internationally. At times prior to introducing a product to market, an infringement analysis needs to be performed. The firm performs the search, analysis, and prepares the opinion. The firm provides counseling and support to help clients get their Products Commercialized.
Because of my recognized expertise in software engineering, I was brought in by Arnold & Associates to prepare several specialized software patent applications as well as a Patent Infringement Study on the Software Application. Also, Harrison & Egbert hired me to assist in the preparation of several Patent Software and Mechanical Patent Applications. Additionally, the Exxon Law Technology Department brought me in to prepare Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements to protect their Intellectual Property rights. In addition, I developed technical services contracts for independent contractors.
My Software Engineer and corporate experience gives me valuable inside knowledge which makes me a better lawyer.
My background and experience are my strengths. I have grown from a patent practitioner to a litigator.Personal interests:
Spending time with my children.
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