A director in the firm’s Houston office, Chandran Kumar is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. For more than fifteen years, he has represented clients as a patent attorney primarily in patent preparation and prosecution, and routinely directs prosecution in several overseas jurisdictions within Central and South America, Europe, and the Far East.
With a background in engineering, Chandran assists clients in a variety of technical fields including rotary power devices, hydraulic systems, flow control devices, phase separators, ballistic devices, manufacturing equipment and processes, communication systems, electro-mechanical systems, power generation systems, robotics, autonomous “intelligent” systems, seismic data acquisition systems, and advanced well construction equipment. He also has considerable experience in the preparation of infringement and validity studies.
Chandran received his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center where he graduated magna cum laude. While there, he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Houston Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Prior to his law practice, Chandran held various technical positions at General Dynamics, IBM, and Bausch & Lomb. He co-authored: “Overview of Selected Opinions of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; August 1977 to July 1998” and “Texas Disciplinary Rules and the Federal Circuit: The Use of Opinion of Counsel to Avoid a Finding of Willful Patent Infringement,” published in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Annual Institute of Intellectual Property Law, respectively.