OKLAHOMA – Crowe & Dunlevy recently announced the addition of Terry L. Watt as attorney in the firm’s Tulsa office and member of the Intellectual Property (IP) Practice Group. Watt, who has a doctorate in geophysics, is a licensed patent attorney with more than 20 years’ experience in IP law, including obtaining, protecting and enforcing IP rights.
Watt’s practice incorporates high-tech subject matters and computer and software law. He is adept in preparing and prosecuting patent applications and counseling his clients on a wide range of IP issues. He manages a substantial portfolio of international patents and helps clients secure protection for IP outside the United States. Representative technologies that his clients have requested he seek IP protection for include mechanical and electrical inventions, inventions involving signal processing, geophysical methods, imaging, computer software and physics.
Watt also has a background in high-tech oil research and exploration. Prior to practicing law, he worked in research as a geophysicist, where he developed computer algorithms to solve geophysical problems and statistically analyzed complex data sets.
Professionally ranked by his peers for his work in IP law, Watt has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA (2014-17), Oklahoma Super Lawyers (2012-16), Best Lawyers (2010-16) and named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year (2014-16) by the same publication.*
Watt currently serves as an adjunct professor at Concord Law School teaching upper-level patent and IP law courses. He previously taught trademark, patent and IP law at the University of Tulsa College of Law, statistics and geophysics courses at the University of Tulsa and graduate-level statistics at Oklahoma State University.
*Crowe & Dunlevy has no input in the rating methodologies used by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers or Super Lawyers publications.