• Texas A&M University (B.S., Chemical Engineering)
  • Honored with Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Honored with Tau Beta Pi
  • University of Houston (J.D., summa cum laude)
  • Associate Editor of the Houston Law Review
  • Honored with the Order of the Coif
  • Honored with the Order of the Barons


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


Corey Tumey practices in all areas of intellectual property law, including U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution, freedom-to-operate and opinions, and patent and trade secret litigation. Corey has experience in conducting product clearance evaluations and counseling clients with respect to their freedom-to-operate in a particular field. In addition, Corey has been involved in a variety of corporate transactions involving intellectual property assets.


  • Named as one of the Top Lawyers in Houston for 2016 by Houstonia magazine
  • Prepared and prosecuted thousands of domestic and international patent applications
  • Manage international patent portfolios for several multi-billion dollar companies
  • Manage worldwide patent portfolio for a very large international chemical company
  • Manage patent portfolio for a large electronics device company
  • Negotiated numerous intellectual property business transactions involving licensing and purchasing of intellectual property
  • Prosecuted hundreds of U.S. and foreign trademark applications
  • Founded and significantly increased the intellectual property portfolio for a start-up company that was later sold to a multi-billion dollar company
  • Represented numerous clients on contingency fee arrangements based on the litigation, enforcement, licensing, and sale of intellectual property assets
  • Represented clients in litigations involving intellectual property
  • Advised multiple clients on the implementation of trade secret protection programs
  • Represented parties in inter partes reviews
  • Evaluated third party intellectual property portfolios on behalf of multiple clients for the potential of multi-million dollar purchases or licenses


Corey’s expertise includes a broad array of technologies with a particular emphasis on the energy industry and chemical arts. In particular, Corey has experience relating to downhole tools; well drilling, completion, and stimulation; polymer production; polymer chemistry; surfactant chemistry; catalysts; integrated circuits; fibers; medical implants and devices; medical imaging; surgical navigation; consumer products; and gas-to-liquids technology.

Corey S. Tumey


Houston, Texas 

Phone:  713.622.7005
Fax:  713.622.0220