Shareholder Anthony M. Petro
Tony Petro specializes in intellectual property with an emphasis on patent prosecution and counseling in the electrical, computer, and software arts, including computer systems, microprocessor architecture and design, image processing, electronic commerce, business logistics software, and web-based applications. He is admitted to practice in Texas, before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Petro received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He attended SUNY Buffalo as a National Merit Scholar, University Honors Scholar, and Kodak Scholar. He received a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied under a Microelectronics and Computer Development fellowship. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy from UT.
Mr. Petro began his engineering career at Advanced Micro Devices, where he performed design verification for the 29K processor development group and microcode development for the K7 design. Mr. Petro later joined the Austin design center of Exponential Technology and then became a cofounder of the Austin microprocessor design firm Intrinsity (originally EVSX, Inc.), performing logic and circuit design and contributing to the development of Intrinsity's proprietary design methodology. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Petro was a Senior Logic Designer at Intel Corporation.
Mr. Petro received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree with honors from The University of Texas School of Law, where he studied under an Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law. He served as Associate Editor of Volume 87 of the Texas Law Review, and received several honors for outstanding legal writing.
Mr. Petro is a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu engineering honor societies and is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is a coinventor on 27 United States patents.
Publications: Threading the Needle: Intermediate-Scope Broadening Reissue Claims and the Recapture Rule, 87 Texas L. Rev. 827 (2009).