Mr. Beard’s legal practice specializes in negotiating and drafting various types of contracts for individuals and businesses, including license and assignment agreements for intellectual property rights. Mr. Beard further specializes in all aspects of intellectual property litigation, infringement and invalidity analysis of patents, and evaluation of patent portfolios for businesses. Mr. Beard also has extensive knowledge concerning general business practices, trade secret protections, confidentiality agreements, trademarks, and copyrights.
While in law school, Mr. Beard served as an Articles Editor on the Texas Tech University Law Review and authored a comment entitled, “”Reciprocity and Comity: Politically Manipulative Tools for Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in the Global Economy,”” 30 TEXAS TECH L. REV. 155 (1999). Mr. Beard’s comment was entered by the Texas Tech School of Law into the Scribes Notes and Comments Competition.