Intellectual Property

AZA handles patent infringement, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases has been consistently ranked as one of the top IP litigation firms in Texas by the Houston Business Journal and others. In 2023, Chambers USA ranked AZA as one of the top Texas firms for intellectual property and patent work.

Chambers USA describes AZA as 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.”

“AZA is perfectly in step with its clients’ objectives, works relentlessly to achieve them, and has a superb track record of trial wins to show for it,” wrote IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, which ranked AZA as one of the top Texas patent litigation firms for the eighth year in a row. IAM Patent 100 also gave AZA partners Jason McManis and Todd Mensing individual rankings as top patent litigators in Texas.

AZA has taken multiple IP cases to trial in the last year, with more on the horizon. “I have been very impressed with the firm – they are first-rate trial lawyers,” one client told Chambers USA about the AZA IP team. 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.

The firm’s patent lawyers have experience in numerous industry sectors including energy, mobile technology, telecom, financial services, device hardware and software, and medical. We have had success representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all types of IP cases.

We have lawyers who focus on trademark, copyright and trade secret cases. Trade secret cases have become more common and more complex, especially in the energy industry, and we have handled them successfully both for companies protecting their valuable IP from theft and also for executives defending against claims brought by their former employers. AZA lawyers are also routinely brought in to defeat trademark infringement claims for some clients and protect trademarks and copyrights for other clients.


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