Intellectual Property & Patent Law Firm
Copyrights, Trademarks & Patent Protection In Austin and Houston
After years working as a patent attorney at a large law firm in Washington D.C., we opened our own doors in Texas as Pierson Intellectual Property to provide affordable and quality legal assistance to Austin and Houston inventors and businesses seeking intellectual property related services including copyrights, trademarks and patent protection for their products and inventions.
As an intellectual property law firm in Texas, we bring years of experience counseling clients throughout the patent prosecution process both nationally and internationally. This experience covers all stages of procuring a patent, including initial inventor interviews, patent searches, submitting patent applications to the USPTO and ultimately getting patents allowed for clients.
Our copyright and trademark experience includes conducting trademark searches, filing trademark applications, and providing advice for clients on possible trademark and copyright issues that may arise.
While we specialize in energy technology (including oil & gas, solar and wind), medical devices and computer and mobile applications, we provide legal support for a wide range of technology areas. We will ask the right questions to determine your business objectives and ensure that you get the technical expertise and assistance that you need.
Gene Pierson, Texas Patent and Intellectual Attorney
Bringing Knowledge & Experience
Gene Pierson is a Texas-based patent attorney registered before the US Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the Virginia Bar Association. Before opening his own office practice Gene worked at a top patent law firm in the United States where he handled intellectual property matters for clients such as Samsung and Hamilton Beach. Gene brings knowledge and experience to the Texas start-up community, and with Pierson Intellectual Property has provided intellectual property assistance for a wide range of clients, from small start-up companies to large corporations.
Education and Professional Experience
- Education: J.D., Cum Laude, Richmond School of Law & B.S. Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech
- Bar Admissions: Supreme Court of Virginia
- Registered Patent Attorney with United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Work Experience: Harness, Dickey, and Pierce located in Washington, D.C. (ranked as a top 5 patent law firm in the United States)
- Selected Publication: “All in the (Patent) Family: How to Save on Legal Fees and Improve Patent Protection”, Texas Magazine, May 2014.
Recent Blog Posts
In this case, Mr. Simon Shiao Tam names his band “THE SLANTS” to make a statement about racial and cultural issues in this country. Section 2(a) of the Lanham acts bars the Trademark Office from registering scandalous, immoral, or disparaging marks. However, the government cannot refuse to register disparaging marks because it disapproves of the [...]
Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) is utilized by the Patent Office so that an inventor’s patent protection is not limited by delays caused by the Patent Office. The Patent Term Guarantee Act (“the Act”), 35 U.S.C. § 154(b), provides for the restoration of patent term in three circumstances: (i) an “A-Delay,” which awards PTA for delays [...]
In this case, Lumen sued FINDTHEBEST.COM for infringing U.S Patent 8,069,073. The ‘073 patent had claims that were directed towards facilitating procurement of delivery of products or services involving multiple classes of parties. All of the claims were directed towards a computer implemented method. Based on the pleadings, the judge in the Southern District of [...]