Brad Williams’ practice focuses primarily on procuring, managing, licensing, and enforcing patents and other intellectual property assets. He represents clients in actions pending before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in the federal courts, as well as in licensing transactions. He also works with clients to audit, establish, and manage patent programs as a principal way of protecting their products and markets, and providing value from IP in defensive and transactional contexts.
Mr. Williams has broad familiarity with technology in the mechanical, electrical, and computer arts, holding engineering degrees in both mechanical and electrical engineering. Before performing his graduate work and attending law school, Mr. Williams worked in industry as a consulting engineer.
- Major Texas university – intellectual property procurement and counseling; licensing negotiations
- Large corporations and smaller start-up companies – patent procurement in a wide range of industries, particularly the electronics and telecommunications industries; patent infringement litigation
- Large and small software companies – preparation and prosecution of software patents, including object-oriented software; third-party patent studies