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.
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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