J.D. University of Houston Law School
B.S. Electrical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Tracy Parris

Mr. Parris is of counsel with the firm.

Mr. Parris is experienced in intellectual property litigation and transactional work, including enforcing and defending against patents, negotiating and drafting agreements such as licenses, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, interviewing patent examiners, preparing appeal briefs and petitions, providing infringement, enforceability, validity, freedom to operate and other analyses and opinions on topics such as claim construction, estoppel, direct, indirect, literal and equivalents infringement, geographic location of international activities, issue preclusion, incorporation by reference, pre and post judgment remedies, state and federal execution of remedies, anticipation, obviousness, written description, enablement, best mode, definiteness and patentable subject matter.

Mr. Parris has worked with many technologies, including computer hardware, software and firmware for design environments, communications, networks, databases, operating systems, haptic interfaces, voice activation, computer security, media distribution, players and recorders, encoding/compression, semiconductor design and fabrication, processors, clocks, bridges, memories, power converters, conditioners and protection circuits, fiber optic transceivers, amplifiers, motors, target acquisition systems, aeronautical control systems, thermal sensors, batteries, well equipment, surgical devices, hearing aids, mechanical technologies, materials, and process optimization.


Mr. Parris is versatile to meet client needs as they arise. Mr. Parris also has experience in other legal matters, such as non-compete agreements, real property zoning and easements, state and national firearm laws.

Prior to starting his own law practice, Mr. Parris was an associate at Howrey, Simon, Arnold & White, previously Arnold, White & Durkee.

Prior to law practice, Mr. Parris worked for Texas Instruments (DSEG) and Honeywell (CFSG), designing and testing control systems equipment for commercial and military aircraft (e.g. F-22, MD-11) and other products.

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