Hugh Kress

Hugh R. Kress


Boston, Massachusetts

Ext: 117

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Hugh R. Kress is a self-proclaimed geek and intellectual property attorney with over 28 years’ experience handling patent, trademark, and copyright matters for clients big and small. Hugh’s practice focuses on providing the strategic counseling and services that allow his clients to capitalize on and protect the value of their intellectual property. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Rice University and a law degree from the University of Houston, Hugh has represented clients in a wide range of technical disciplines, including semiconductors, computer software, the Internet, medical devices, nanotechnology, automotive technologies, and oil field equipment.

Hugh’s combined technical and legal backgrounds enable him to contribute at all stages of the development and maintenance of his clients’ intellectual property portfolios. Experience over multiple disciplines has enabled Hugh to recognize and maximize intellectual property value in all forms, including not only utility and design patent protection, but also complementary and trademark and copyright portfolio development and enforcement.


Intellectual Property


State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western District of Texas
United States Patent and Trademark Office


University of Houston Law Center, J.D.
William Marsh Rice University, B.S.E.E.


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Areas of Practice

No matter the size of the client, Nolte Lackenbach Siegel Intellectual Property Law Group strives to provide the most value-added, cost-effective services tailored to the needs of each client and each client's matter.


We offer a full range of patent services across all major fields of technology. Through our relationships with patent law firms around the world, we can assist with all of your international patent needs.​


Among the top 10 filers nationwide, our trademark department handles: searching, filing, prosecution and maintenance – both domestically and internationally.​

IP Commercialization

Once our clients create and protect their valuable IP, we help them in all stages along their path of Commercializing that IP for Success!

Advertising & Promotions

From counseling to dispute resolution we help ensure that our clients comply with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines as well as best practices


​We successfully represent clients in infringement matters both in and out of court. The Litigation department's experience extends to all areas of Intellectual Property.​


From preparation and filing to enforcing registered rights, our Copyright department specializes in avoiding infringement of third parties, licensing, copyright acquisition issues, and more.​​​