Arnold & Saunders LLP

4900 Woodway
Suite 900
Houston, Texas 77056

p: 713-972-1150
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Honors/Rankings

Gordon T. Arnold
Managing Partner

Publications & Speeches

  • New Supreme Court message: Be an owl, not an ostrich, BIC Alliance Magazine, August 2011
  • Patents: First to Invent vs. First to File, BIC Alliance Magazine, June 2011
  • Selling or Expanding Overseas, Avoiding Risk, BIC Alliance Magazine, March 2011
  • Intellectual Property Types and Uses, BIC Alliance Magazine, February 2011
  • Increasing Value with Intellectual Property, BIC Alliance Magazine, January 2011
  • Reducing Risk, Increasing Value with Intellectual Property, BIC Alliance Magazine, December 2010
  • Intellectual Property Law, Houston Law Alumni Association’s Day in the Life, Houston, 2008   
  • E&P Acquisitions: Finding Opportunity and Avoiding Hidden Risks, E&P Magazine, December 2008
  • Trade Secret Review, American Intellectual Property Law Association 2006 Annual Meeting.
  • Patent Licensing, IP Licensing Nuts & Bolts, Lighthouse Seminars Group, Houston, 2005
  • Look at Noncompete Agreements with Risk Management Lens, Houston Business Journal, Houston, November 2004
  • Misuse and Antitrust in Intellectual Property Licenses, Advanced Licensing Transactions, Legal and Business Issues (Co-Chair), Law Seminars International, Houston, Atlanta, 2004.
  • When Do Damages Come to the Fore?, American Intellectual Property Law Association 2003 Fall Meeting.
  • Negotiating Technology Outsourcing, Law Seminars International, Seattle, 2003.
  • Intellectual Property Practically Speaking, Texas Public Relations Association’s 2003 Annual Conference, Houston, 2003
  • Update on the Law of Patents, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Mid-Winter Institute, Marco Island, 2003
  • When Do You Need An Opinion on a Patent?, Law Education Institute, Snowmass, 2003
  • Valuation of Intellectual Capital and Intellectual Property in Tough Times, Texas Technology Conference, Houston, 2002.
  • What Every Business Person Should Know About Intellectual Property, AIChe 2002 Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, 2002.
  • How to Structure Corporate IP Operations, American Intellectual Property Law Association, 25th Mid-Winter Institute, Phoenix, 2002.
  • When Does the Specification Limit the Scope of the Claims?, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Annual Meeting, Arlington, 2001.
  • Written Description and Enablement – Claim Interpretation, Priority, and Invalidity Under 35. U.S.C. § 112, American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, Summer IPL Conference, Seattle, 2001.
  • Selling Non Obviousness in the Courtroom – Marshaling the Evidence, State Bar of Texas IP Section, Intellectual Property Law 2001, Dallas, 2001.
  • Can Activities In Mexico Cause Liability In The US For Patent Infringement?, Texas-Mexico Bar Association, Seventh Annual Conference, Chihuahua, Mexico, 2000.
  • E-Commerce and Business Methods -- What Type of Evidence Must a Challenger Use?, Practicing Law Institute, Patent Litigation 2000, New York City, 2000.
  • Inequitable Conduct, Laches and Other Non-statutory Defenses, PLI Patent Litigation Program, New York, 1996, 1997, 1998; National Inventors Hall of Fame, Akron, 2000; LEI Patent Program, Vail, 2000.
  • Developing The Evidence on Patent Validity Issues, Practicing Law Institute, Patent Litigation 1999, New York City, 1999.
  • Definiteness v. Equity: The Tension between the Desire to Protect the Inventor’s Contribution and the Desire for Clear Lines between Infringement and Non-infringement. National Inventor’s Hall of Fame Induction, Akron, 1999.
  • Update on the New Patent and Trademark Office Rules, American Bar Association Intellectual Property Section Annual Meeting, 1998.
  • Developing the Evidence of Invalidity, PLI Patent Litigation Program, New York, 1993-1995, 1999; LEI Patent Program, Vail, 1997.
  • Antitrust Problems when Asserting Intellectual Property Rights: Walker Process and Handgards Claims, 1994 PLI Patent/Antitrust Program, West Coast.
  • Best Mode Disclosure: Does the Information Improve the Operation or Effectiveness of the Claimed Invention? University of Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, 1993.
  • Changes in the Best Mode Requirement: Satisfying the Preferred Embodiment Rule and Using the Preferred Defense of the Nineties, 1994 ABA IP Section CLE Program, Washington, DC; 1992 State Bar Of Texas IP Section Annual CLE Program, Austin.
  • Inequitable Conduct: Things to Look for - Things to Look Out for, 1990 PLI Patent Litigation Program, New York.
  • Semiconductor Chip Protection, Maryland Journal of International Law and Trade (1988).

Other Cases:

  • Holcomb Healthcare Services, L.L.C. adv. Robert Ray Holcomb et al., Case No. 304-0386A, In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • Holcomb Healthcare Services, LLc v. Amway Corporation, Alticor Inc., Access Business Group LLC, Quixtar Inc., and Pyxis Innovations Inc., JAMS Ref. No. 1310014001

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