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Castroville, Texas 78009
EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, Austin, Texas
Doctor of Jurisprudence, May 1993
Honors: Board of Advocates,
Albert Sidney Burleson Scholarship
Licensed: State Bar of Texas and U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
RICE UNIVERSITY, Houston, Texas
Master of Business Administration, May 1989
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, Austin, Texas
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, August 1981
Honors: Dean’s list.
Phi Eta Sigma honor society.
LEGAL SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE, San Antonio, Texas
EXPERIENCE Chief Patent Counsel, April 2006-Present
Responsible for all intellectual property matters for the institute including managing patent
litigation, offensive & defensive licensing, and developing and managing a patent portfolio.
LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC. Lexington, Kentucky
IP Counsel, January 2004 - Present
Responsible for all intellectual property issues for two Lexmark business units. Responsibilities
include managing patent litigation, offensive & defensive licensing, and developing and managing
a patent portfolio. Drafted the development & license agreements for a complex, long term,
international, multi-million dollar technology transfer partnership. Managed to a favorable
settlement a defensive and offensive patent lawsuit. Worked with the FBI on a misappropriation of
a trade secret issue.
TROP, PRUNER & HU, Houston, Texas
Patent Attorney, April 2003 – December 2003
Wrote patent infringement and non-infringement opinions, patent applications, and amendments
for Fortune 100 electronics clients.
COMPAQ COMPUTER CORP –HEWLETT PACKARD, Houston, Texas
IP Counsel& Senior IP Counsel, March 1996 – April 2003
Responsible for all intellectual property issues for a $14 billion dollar business, including patent
portfolio development, IP licensing & litigation. Managed a patent portfolio with over 800 issued
patents, over 300 pending applications, and around 100 new applications per year. Co-managed a
26 patent infringement lawsuit filed in US & Germany and negotiated a favorable settlement.
Designed and implemented a defensive licensing program. Managed department budget.
SGS-THOMSON Microelectronics Inc. (ST Microelectronics), Dallas, Texas
Patent Attorney, October 1993-March 1996
Responsible for U.S. and foreign patent prosecution for U.S. originating inventions. Written at
least 35 patent applications, 40 amendments, and 2 appeal briefs. Supported litigation and
licensing efforts by drafting license agreements, assisting in discovery, and negotiating with
potential licensees in the US, Europe, and Japan.
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LAW CLERKSHIPS & INTERSHIPS DURING LAWSCHOOL
Collectively: performed legal research, wrote legal memoranda, drafted pretrial motions, assisted
in discovery and attended depositions for the following corporations and law firms:
- Bickerstaff, Heath & Smiley (Austin)
- Smith, Barshop, Stoffer & Millsap (San Antonio)
- Compaq Computer Corporation (Houston)
- Travis Phillips & Associates (Austin)
PROFESSIONAL COMPAQ COMPUTER CORPORATION, Houston, Texas
EXPERIENCE Engineering Manager & Engineering Positions, November 1982 - August 1990
Managed an engineering design team that developed the display power supply in Compaq's
notebook class of products. Coordinated Japanese design efforts with Compaq design team.
Managed reliability engineering design teams. Trained technical staffs in the US and the Far East.
Engineered in Test Engineering and Reliability Engineering.
PERSONAL I enjoy outdoor sports including aviation, fishing, water and snow skiing, and motorcycling.
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