Intellectual Property

AZA’s IP group is ranked by Chambers USA 2021 as among the best Texas firms for intellectual property and patent work.

Chambers USA said AZA is a “Respected Houston-based litigation boutique with notable expertise advising clients involved in high-stakes IP disputes. Offers particular expertise handling complex patent infringement litigation, including at trial, for clients from a wide range of industries, including technology and oil and gas.”

“I have been very impressed with the firm – they are first-rate trial lawyers,” one client told Chambers USA about the AZA IP team.

“In complex patent and IP litigation, AZA is efficient and cost effective, and delivers excellent results. Its lawyers listen to their clients and understand their needs, and are superb at tailoring their services accordingly ,” wrote IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2021, which ranked AZA among the top six Texas patent litigation firms, rating it for the seventh year in a row.

“The group applies immense pressure on opposing parties in hard-fought battles and more than deserves its gold-tier ranking,” IAM Patent 1000 also wrote of AZA in 2021, also noting that “[t]he actions taken by AZA are never cavalier, but playing it safe isn’t the default position either.”

IPR Intelligence Report by Patexia Inc. has named AZA the 12th best-performing law firm in the country in a study of more than 1,100 law firms active in Inter Partes Review (IPR) patent cases over the last five years.

AZA handles patent infringement, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases and were ranked one of the 10 largest IP firms in Houston in 2020 and many years before by the Houston Business Journal.

Our patent lawyers have experience in numerous industry sectors including energy, technology, telecom, hardware and software, and medical. We have had success representing both plaintiffs and defendants in IP cases.

We also have lawyers who focus on trademark, copyright and trade secret cases. We’ve seen an uptick in trade secret cases, especially in the energy industry, and we’ve handled them successfully both for companies claiming the theft of trade secrets and for executives defending against a claim. We’ve also defeated trademark infringement claims for some clients and steadfastly protected trademarks and copyrights for other clients.

What’s been said about AZA’s IP team:

  • “We dominated in that courtroom 100% of the time and that is something I have never seen before. So happy with the result.” – Senior Vice President of International Technology Company
  • “There are a number of well-reputed IP firms in North America.  But, if you want a true partner that can deliver a viable IP strategy and litigation expertise that ensures concrete results, you need to engage AZA.  Unlike other law firms, AZA is a business and IP strategic partner – they are smart, aggressive, efficient and strategic.  AZA is our go-to trial firm.” – CEO of an international music and media provider
  • “Your team has incredible talent and intelligence, as well as know-how and finesse in court” – Ph.D. inventor on numerous patents
  • “This fearsome trial ensemble has the tenacity and firepower to prevail in even the toughest cases.” – Comment about AZA IP practice in IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2016







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