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