Referrals and Joint Ventures 

Joint Ventures - Intellectual Property Law Assistance for Non-IP Attorneys

We offer three distinct ways to assist you:

  • JOINT VENTURE: If you have an IP litigation matter and need technical support or other assistance, our attorneys can joint venture the case with you. We often assist non-patent attorneys with infringement contentions, invalidity contentions, and claim construction (Markman) briefing/hearings.

  • HANDLE THE CASE: Our attorneys can handle IP litigation and transactional matters for your clients.

  • GIVE YOU A COMPETITIVE EDGE: For solo practitioners and small firms, we can help you compete by allowing you to offer a broader range of quality services to your clients. We have partnered on significant IP litigation either by formally appearing as co-counsel or by assisting in the background. We are prepared to offer the assistance you need to represent your client in a successful manner.

Referral Protocol

We recognize the practice of law is a referral-based business.  A significant portion of our IP business is based on referrals from non-IP practitioners.  

See our Referral Commitments page for more information on how we handle referrals.  

Additional Information on Local Counsel Services

For more information about the local counsel services we provide, read our Local Counsel Services Overview as well as our Local Counsel Expectations for more detail on engaging us to be local counsel.  The pro hac vice admission requirements for Texas federal courts along with pro hac vice applications can be found at Local Counsel Requirements - Northern District of TexasLocal Counsel Requirements - Eastern District of TexasLocal Counsel Requirements - Western District of Texas, and Local Counsel Requirements - Southern District of Texas.

Texas Local Patent Rules

If you have a patent case in the Eastern District of Texas or the Northern District of Texas, see our white papers Eastern District Texas Patent Rules: Diagram & Checklist, Southern District of Texas Patent Rules: Checklist, and Texas Patent Rules Northern District: Diagram & Checklist for more detail on Texas Local Patent Rules as well as a diagram of each set of rules and a downloadable checklist.  For the local patent rules, see the following pages - Eastern District of Texas Local Patent RulesNorthern District of Texas Local Patent Rules, Western District of Texas Local Patent Rules, and Southern District of Texas Local Patent Rules.  

Texas Intellectual Property Law Blog

Our Intellectual Property Trends blog discusses the latest developments in intellectual property, technology, social media, and Internet law.  Our Legal Insights blog provides deeper analysis of legal developments in the area of intellectual property, litigation, and transactional law and includes articles, white papers, presentations, podcasts, videos, and infographics.