Winstead Adds New Associate to Austin Office

Winstead PC has added Scott Forrester Courtney Jr. as an associate to its Austin office. Courtney represents clients on commercial litigation and intellectual property matters. He received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, graduating magna cum laude … Continue reading

Reed & Scardino Promotes Three to Partner, Announces Other News

Reed & Scardino, LLP, an Austin, Texas-based business law firm focused on intellectual property law, patent litigation and prosecution, corporate transactions, and commercial real estate, has announced three new partners, the hiring of two senior lateral attorneys, and the addition of … Continue reading

IP Lawyer Elected to American Board of Trial Advocates

Alan Albright, an intellectual property lawyer in the Austin office of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, was elected to the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates. Selection is invitation-only based on reputation and for trying a significant number of civil … Continue reading

Austin Firm Honored by World Trademark Review for Fifth Consecutive Year

Pirkey Barber PLLC was named one of the top firms in the country for trademark law in the 2015 edition of World Trademark Review 1000, which also singled out eight of the firm’s attorneys as among the best in their … Continue reading

Pillsbury Expands Austin Presence with IP Lawyers from Bracewell

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has announced the addition of a four-partner team to the firm’s Intellectual Property practice. Based in Austin, Edward Cavazos, Barry Shelton, Michael Chibib and Conor Civins join Pillsbury from Bracewell & Giuliani, according to the … Continue reading

Reed & Scardino Helps Tech Company Secure $23.6 Million against Apple

Austin’s Reed & Scardino LLP recently helped Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel) secure a $23.6 Million jury award against Apple, Inc. Representing the firm in the litigation in U.S. Federal Court in the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall, Texas was Daniel Scardino and Ray Mort of Reed … Continue reading

Pirkey Barber’s Louis Pirkey to Receive Distinguished Lawyer Award

Intellectual Property attorney Louis T. Pirkey has been selected as one of two recipients of the Austin Bar Foundation’s Distinguished Lawyer Award for 2015.  The award is given annually to an Austin-area attorney in practice for more than 30 years … Continue reading

Pirkey Barber Elevates Matthysse to Member, Adds Two New Attorneys

Austin-based trademark law firm Pirkey Barber PLLC has announced that Jered E. Matthysse has been named as its latest member effective Jan. 1, 2015.  In addition, the firm added Erik Combs and Alex Bistline as associates. Matthysse joined the firm as an … Continue reading

Austin Trademark Attorney Appointed to United States Trademark Public Advisory Committee

William Barber, co-founding member of Pirkey Barber PLLC , was recently appointed by United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to serve on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC). This committee advises the Secretary … Continue reading

Lee & Hayes Hires Austin Patent Litigator

Peter Ayers has joined the Austin office of Lee & Hayes, an international IP firm headquartered in the Pacific Northwest.  Ayers will help grow the office’s patent litigation practice to serve the Texas market. The firm now has 10 patent … Continue reading