Thomas Kelton

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Haynes and Boone

Texas, USA
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Practice Expertise

  • Intellectual Property

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property

WSG Practice Industries


Thomas Kelton focuses his practice on intellectual property matters, including procurement of patents, trademarks, and copyrights, as well as licensing intellectual property in corporate matters. He listens to clients to understand their specific intellectual property needs, devising appropriate strategies to best protect their valuable property. Thomas strives to achieve the most comprehensive and defendable intellectual property rights for his clients. He also represents both patent owners and third party requesters in reexaminations of patents.

Before joining the firm, Thomas practiced intellectual property law for seven years at another large, national firm. Thomas is active in the Knights of Columbus, Council 799, where he has been an officer since 2006.

Bar Admissions
Texas, 2003
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2003

Texas A&M University (B.S., Electrical Engineering, cum laude, 2000)
University of Texas at Austin School of Law (J.D., 2003)

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
Preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patents in the radio frequency, telephony, micro-electronics, electronic commerce, computer, optics, antenna, radar, and hydrocarbon production arts

Conducting an interference proceeding in the USPTO, including putting on the case in chief and drafting motions, for determination of inventorship for advanced security technology

Conducting both ex parte and inter partes reexamination proceedings in the USPTO for highly contested patents covering fundamental communications technology and highly commercially successful technology

Participating in due diligence projects in association with corporate mergers and deal structuring, including the transfer of a large patent portfolio

Drafting technology licenses, technology transfer agreements, and secured debt agreements in the fields of communications, electronic commerce, software development, and banking

Performing validity and infringement analysis for complex electrical and software cases

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