INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

John R. Flynt

Attorney


Houston, Texas 

Phone:  713.622.7005
Fax:  713.622.0220
Email:  rflynt@tumeyllp.com

EDUCATION


  • Texas A&M University (B.S., Electrical Engineering)
  • South Texas College of Law (J.D.)

MEMBERSHIPS


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Southern District of Texas

FOCUS OF PRACTICE


Ross’s practice includes patent drafting, U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution, freedom-to-operate analysis and opinions, trade secret protection advice, re-examination proceedings, intellectual property portfolio analysis, licensing and related technology agreements, and intellectual property litigation.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS


  • Named as one of the Top Lawyers in Houston for 2016 by Houstonia magazine
  • Drafted hundreds of patent applications
  • Prosecuted hundreds of U.S. and foreign patent applications
  • Prosecuted over one hundred U.S. and foreign trademark applications
  • Drafted non-infringement and invalidity opinions
  • Drafted and negotiated multiple licensing and related agreements involving intellectual property
  • Represented clients in intellectual property investment and divestiture
  • Drafted papers for several very complex re-examination proceedings
  • Provided freedom-to-operate advice on oil and gas technologies, mechanical and electro-mechanical products and processes as well as software related technologies
  • Represented plaintiff in trademark and cyber piracy litigation
  • Drafted appeal briefs and carried out the appeal procedure
  • Reviewed corporate intellectual property portfolios and advised clients on protection and enforcement as well as growth strategies
  • Enforced trademark rights against numerous infringers
  • Negotiated and drafted trademark settlements against dozens of infringers
  • Represented parties in inter partes reviews

TECHNOLOGY AREAS


Ross’s expertise includes technologies such as oilfield equipment, downhole tools, electrical devices, sporting equipment, military equipment, medical implants and devices, energy production and storage, payment systems, aquatic devices, and green devices and processes.

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