Kyril Talanov

Associate

Kyril Talanov

Associate

Kyril Talanov’s practice focuses on intellectual property matters, including patent and trade secret litigation, involving a variety of technologies, such as oilfield drilling and completion tools, smart phones and medical devices. Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Talanov was a process engineer in the areas of oil, gas, and petrochemicals technology.

Mr. Talanov was named to the 2021 list of “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” for intellectual property litigation. This is a national peer review award developed by Best Lawyers in America to target associates for their outstanding professional excellence early in their careers. He also was selected to the Texas Rising Stars lists for 2017-2020 for his work in intellectual property litigation. The list honors the best Texas lawyers who are age 40 or younger or those who have practiced no more than 10 years.  Fewer than 2.5 percent of eligible Texas attorneys earn this recognition each year.

Prior to joining AZA, Mr. Talanov practiced as a litigation associate at Winston & Strawn, representing both small clients as well as Fortune 100 companies. While attending the University of Houston Law Center, he assisted with patent prosecution at an IP boutique firm, focusing on chemical and mechanical technologies, such as oilfield drilling tools and fluids, polymers and plastics, catalytic reactions and distillation processes, and consumer products. Mr. Talanov also interned for Justice Tim Taft at the 1st Court of Appeals of Texas.

He has also represented clients in various civil litigation matters including commercial disputes as well as pro bono divorce, immigration, and civil rights.

Mr. Talanov has five years of industry experience as a process engineer with Exxon Mobil and Black & Veatch in the areas of oil, gas, and petrochemicals, including olefins and aromatics, syngas, utilities, gas processing and desulfurization, and LNG.  His responsibilities included engineering design of large grassroots facilities, de-bottleneck projects, and technical support for chemical plant and refinery operations. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering, cum laude from Texas Tech University.

Kyril Talanov’s practice focuses on intellectual property matters, including patent and trade secret litigation, involving a variety of technologies, such as oilfield drilling and completion tools, smart phones and medical devices. Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Talanov was a process engineer in the areas of oil, gas, and petrochemicals technology.

Mr. Talanov was named to the 2021 list of “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” for intellectual property litigation. This is a national peer review award developed by Best Lawyers in America to target associates for their outstanding professional excellence early in their careers. He also was selected to the Texas Rising Stars lists for 2017-2020 for his work in intellectual property litigation. The list honors the best Texas lawyers who are age 40 or younger or those who have practiced no more than 10 years.  Fewer than 2.5 percent of eligible Texas attorneys earn this recognition each year.

Prior to joining AZA, Mr. Talanov practiced as a litigation associate at Winston & Strawn, representing both small clients as well as Fortune 100 companies. While attending the University of Houston Law Center, he assisted with patent prosecution at an IP boutique firm, focusing on chemical and mechanical technologies, such as oilfield drilling tools and fluids, polymers and plastics, catalytic reactions and distillation processes, and consumer products. Mr. Talanov also interned for Justice Tim Taft at the 1st Court of Appeals of Texas.

He has also represented clients in various civil litigation matters including commercial disputes as well as pro bono divorce, immigration, and civil rights.

Mr. Talanov has five years of industry experience as a process engineer with Exxon Mobil and Black & Veatch in the areas of oil, gas, and petrochemicals, including olefins and aromatics, syngas, utilities, gas processing and desulfurization, and LNG.  His responsibilities included engineering design of large grassroots facilities, de-bottleneck projects, and technical support for chemical plant and refinery operations. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering, cum laude from Texas Tech University.

EDUCATION

  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2010
  • Texas Tech University, B.S. in Chemical Engineering, cum laude, 2002

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Texas

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA)

LANGUAGES

  • Mr. Talanov is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2017-2020 Texas Rising Star honors for intellectual property litigation, a list compiled by Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business

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