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Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C. is a full service intellectual property law firm located in Austin, Texas.  We were originally founded in the early 1990s as the Austin office of a prestigious intellectual property boutique firm, and in January 2003 we “spun off” to form our own firm, while doing the same high-quality work for many of the same clients as before.

We currently have approximately 70 employees, including approximately 40 professionals (attorneys, patent agents and technical advisors) specializing in the procurement, prosecution, litigation, licensing and counseling of various intellectual property matters, such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, unfair competition and domain names.  We practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and in federal and state courts nationwide.   Our practice is truly national in scope, as we represent clients in virtually all geographic areas of the country, and in federal court actions in locations as diverse as Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and of course in Texas.

Some of our practice areas include the electronic, mechanical, chemical and physical arts, and include such specific matters as computer architecture, software, networking, microprocessor architecture, computer-based instrumentation, 3-D graphics, medical devices, oil field devices, automobile products, biotechnology, and for various governmental and educational agencies.

We have received national recognition from Intellectual Property Today and from Intellectual Asset Management as being one of the top law firms in the entire United States with respect to patent and trademark matters.  For example, in April 2011, Intellectual Property Today listed us as the number 6 law firm in the country with respect to the quality, technological strength and breadth of impact of its patent prosecution, while Intellectual Asset Management ranked us in May/June 2011 as the number 9 law firm in the U.S. in information technology, and number 11 in all industries, with respect to the highest quality of issued patents.

Representative Clients

The firm represents a wide variety of clients in technical areas including computer equipment and software, semiconductors, biotechnology, medical apparatus, life sciences, automobile products, and oilfield equipment.  The firm’s representation of the following clients is a matter of public record: Adobe Systems, Inc.; Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.; Amazon.com; Cardax Pharmaceuticals; Chase Medical, L.P.; Computer Sciences Corporation; Employees Retirement System of Texas; Exactech, Inc.; IDQ Operating, Inc.; Illinois Tool Works, Inc.; Intersil Corporation; Intuit, Inc.; LifeSize Communications, Inc.; National Instruments Corporation; Oracle, Inc.; Planview, Inc.; Relios, Inc.; Shell Oil Company; Southern Clay Products; Standard Microsystems Corporation; Supercircuits, Inc.; Symantec Corp.; Texas Department of Information Resources; Texas Department of Transportation; Texas Education Agency; The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio; The University of Texas at Austin; and Water Ride Concepts, Inc.

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