Mr. Pyle's experience encompasses most aspects of intellectual property, including prosecution, litigation, and transactional matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition both domestically and abroad. Recent years have particularly emphasized domestic and foreign patent prosecution. The patent prosecution experience includes all facets of patent prosecution from the taking of invention disclosures and the filing applications to administrative appeals and post-administrative appeal procedures. International experience includes prosecution from filing through appeals and oral proceedings in many jurisdictions including, but not limited to, Europe and the Pacific Rim both directly and through the Patent Cooperation Treaty.
State Bar of Texas
United States Patent and Trademark Office
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal and Fifth Circuits
United States Supreme Court
University of Houston Law Center, J.D.
The University of Texas, B.S. Electrical Engineering
Contributing Author, International Intellectual Property Anthology (Anthony D'Amato & Doris Estelle Long eds., 1996)
Co-author, "An Overview of Intellectual Property Rights Abroad,"
16 Hous. J. Int'l L. 441 (1994)
A variety of papers and presentations for Continuing Legal Education programs including the Houston Intellectual Property Association and the University of Houston
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.
Once our clients create and protect their valuable IP, we help them in all stages along their path of Commercializing that IP for Success!
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.