Terry Watt is a licensed patent attorney with more than 20 years’ experience in intellectual property (IP) law including obtaining, protecting and enforcing IP rights. A member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, Terry’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 in connection with their intellectual property issues. He manages a substantial portfolio of international patents and is able to help clients secure protection for intellectual property outside the United States.
Terry regularly counsels clients in all aspects of IP, including:
- Obtaining and litigating patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights
- Drafting and reviewing software development and licensing agreements
- Complex signal processing algorithms and computer technology
- Conducting inter partes reviews in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Facilitating due diligence IP reviews
Terry’s representative issued patents include 5,850,622 and 5,870,691 (software) and 5,722,235, 5,669,538 and 5,725,761 (mechanical). He represents clients in connection with technologies such as computer software, mechanical, electrical, signal processing, geophysical methods and physics including imaging, lasers and irradiation/dosimetry.
Additionally, Terry has a background in high-tech oil research and exploration. Prior to practicing law, Terry 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, Terry has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA (2014 – 2017), Oklahoma Super Lawyers (2012 – 2016), Best Lawyers (2010 – 2016) and named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year (2014 – 2016) by the same publication.*
Terry 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.