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USA 2022
Texas Intellectual Property
Band 5


Provided by Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing

AZA lawyers have experienced great success representing clients in IP and IP-related cases throughout the world, including Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Languages spoken by IP team members include Arabic (some), Cantonese, Farsi, French, Mandarin, Spanish, and Urdu/Hindi. The team regularly handle patent infringement, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases and were ranked one of the 10 largest IP firms in Houston by the Houston Business Journal.

AZA's patent lawyers have experience in numerous industry sectors including energy, technology, chemistry, biochemistry, telecom, hardware and software, and transportation. They have had success representing both plaintiffs and defendants in IP cases.

AZA’s IP group is headed by partners Jason McManis and Scott W. Clark. AZA’s IP stable includes experienced trial lawyers and lawyers with technical backgrounds in chemistry, electrical engineering, software and biochemistry.

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Intellectual Property - Texas
Band 5
What the team is known for

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.


"It is an impressive trial firm."

Work highlights

Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing acted for the defendant FMC Technologies in a trade secret misappropriation dispute involving proprietary subsea technology against its competitor, Dril-Quip, and a former FMC employee.

Notable practitioners

Scott Clark is a key contact.