• Texas A&M University (B.S., Chemical Engineering)
  • South Texas College of Law (J.D., cum laude)
    • Member of the South Texas Law Review
    • Named as a Langdell Scholar
    • Honored with the Order of the Lytae


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


Tod Tumey founded the successful intellectual property law firm Tumey L.L.P. in 2006. He has a very expansive international practice with clients and cases spanning all over the world. Tod has a wide breadth of practice that includes expert witness trial testimony and expert reports, litigation, intellectual property acquisition and evaluation, portfolio management, counseling, freedom-to-operate analysis and opinions, patent and trademark prosecution, and business transactions related to intellectual property such as development agreements, manufacturing agreements, consulting agreements, and licensing agreements.


  • Founded and currently manage the successful law firm Tumey L.L.P.
  • Named by Corporate Vision as the 2016 Partner of the Year for the U.S.A.
  • Named by Corporate Vision as the 2017 Partner of the Year for the U.S.A.
  • Named by Acquisition Finance Magazine as the 2017 U.S. Gamechanger of the Year
  • Named by Corporate Vision in the 2017 Legal Awards as the Most Outstanding Managing Partner for the U.S.A.
  • Named by Acquisition Finance Magazine as the 2018 U.S. IP Lawyer of the Year
  • Represented clients in litigations involving intellectual property including trade secrets, cyber piracy, trademarks, contracts, and patents
  • Served as expert witness in numerous patent and trade secret litigations, which included providing trial testimony and expert reports
  • Served as expert witness on patent and inter partes review matters in an international arbitration
  • Currently serves on the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors for several corporations
  • Manage international patent and trademark portfolios for several multi-billion dollar companies
  • Manage worldwide trademark portfolio and enforcement for an international chemical company
  • Manage worldwide patent and trademark portfolio for a large, international specialty chemicals company
  • Manage worldwide patent portfolio for a very large specialty products company
  • Negotiated numerous intellectual property business transactions involving licensing and purchasing of intellectual property
  • Drafted and prosecuted several thousand domestic and international patent applications
  • Negotiated a business development agreement involving several parties for the formation of multiple new entities and drafted the agreements for the ownership, development, protection, and exploitation of the worldwide intellectual property rights
  • Represented numerous clients in funding arrangements with investment banks and firms often involving tens of millions of dollars and higher in investment or divestiture
  • Prosecuted several thousand domestic and international trademark applications
  • Represented numerous clients on contingency fee arrangements based on the litigation, enforcement, licensing, and sale of intellectual property assets
  • Drafted, advised, and implemented trade secret protection programs for numerous companies
  • Evaluated third party intellectual property portfolios on behalf of multiple clients for the potential of multi-million dollar purchases or licenses
  • Founded and significantly increased the intellectual property portfolios for several start-up companies that are now vibrant and growing companies
  • Represented an electronics company from the initial start-up stage to the lucrative sale


Tod’s expertise includes diverse technologies such as oilfield equipment; downhole tools; well drilling, completion, and stimulation; syngas production and processing; gas-to-liquids technology; organic and polymer compositions, catalysts, and processes; nanotechnology; military equipment; electrochemistry; laser technology; software and business methods; medical implants and devices; energy production and storage; green devices and process; and household products.

Tod T. Tumey

Managing Partner

Houston, Texas

Phone:  713.622.7005
Fax:  713.622.0220