Brett McKean is an associate in the firm's Houston office. His practice focuses primarily on intellectual property litigation, including patent infringement claims, trademark infringement, unfair competition and trade secret matters. His patent litigation experience includes handling discovery, invalidity contentions, infringement contentions, and drafting motions and briefs. His practice also involves performing due diligence analyses including evaluations of freedom to operate issues and patent portfolio product coverage. His experience in particular technology fields ranges from mechanical to electrical engineering arts and includes exposure to the alternative energy industry and the oil and gas industry relating to downlink telemetry systems, fiber optic sensing technologies, and downhole tools.
- Counseled large energy company regarding patent infringement and patent clearance issues
- Assisted in representation of an international chemicals company in a complex trade secrets dispute involving a method for manufacturing polyethylene
- Assisted in representation of company having extensive patent portfolio covering network communication protocols
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas
- Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
- Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
2007 - J.D., South Texas College of Law
2003 - B.S., Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas - Austin
Brett was admitted to practice law in the State of Texas in 2007 and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in 2011.