Profile submitted by Lee Kaplan
Trials, arbitrations, and appeals; including fraud and contract disputes, patent infringement, trade secrets, unfair competition, shareholder rights, securities and antitrust, insurance disputes, other business torts, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and white-collar criminal matters.
American Law Institute, American Board of Trial Advocates, Institute for Transnational Arbitration, London Court of International Arbitration, American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Houston Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, Bar of the US Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, Federal Circuit, and the US District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas.
Law clerk, Hon Joe M Ingraham, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1976-77; Baker Botts LLP, associate 1977-84, Partner 1985-95; Founding Partner Smyser Kaplan & Veselka LLP, 1995 to present.
'Drafting Common Sense Patents for Judges and Juries', IP Litigator, March-April 2006 (co-author).
University of Texas Law School, JD with honors, 1976; Princeton University, AB, Woodrow Wilson Scholar, 1973. Eagle Scout; married to Diana M Hudson; son William (born 04/15/90).