Businesses of all types and sizes throughout the United States, Mexico and beyond bring their disputes to Gardere's litigation team and receive practical, responsive, boutique-style attention in return. Our clients have access to the firepower and value of a well-known and highly-regarded Firm's capabilities and interdisciplinary strengths.
Gardere has a national and international energy practice formed around our Energy Industry Team, which is a multidisciplinary group of approximately 80 attorneys with diverse backgrounds, experience and skills specific to the energy industry. Our team includes attorneys who have served as in-house counsel for major energy companies, providing a depth of insight into our clients' needs, issues and concerns. We understand and regularly practice in virtually every sector of the energy, and we represent a wide variety of industry participants from multinational corporations to individuals.
From our offices in the United States and Mexico, our International Practice helps clients operate in today’s global economy. We have more than 30 professionals operating as a boutique within an Am Law 200 law firm and are able to provide focused service with the resources of a large firm. We understand that clients who are engaged in the global marketplace need lawyers who can operate seamlessly across multiple jurisdictions. Our international experts are multi-lingual, are culturally fluent and intimately familiar with various legal systems across the world, especially those in Latin America. Whether you need help with commercial transactions, regulatory matters, customs and import regulations, immigration matters, M&A and joint ventures, international disputes, or international tax planning, Gardere’s international team is here to assist you.
We represent domestic and foreign private funds in all aspects of fund formation, fund operations, platform and add-on acquisitions, and portfolio company operations. Our team has a reputation for being the go-to-lawyers for private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds and family offices. We are known for our vast deal experience, the efficient way we staff and manage our work, and the way we maintain our relationships. We get deals done with sophisticated, strategic, and practical advice tailored to the needs of our clients.
*Not admitted to practice law.
Registered Patent Attorney Kyle Graves focuses his practice on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, as well as handling trademark and copyright matters. He also provides counsel to clients on licensing and other agreements related to the development and disposition of intellectual property assets. Kyle advises clients on cloud-based solutions agreements, including data center and co-location agreements.
Kyle has experience assisting clients with patent applications related to a variety of technologies, including prosthetics and prosthodontics, online education platforms, silicon devices, avionics, gas turbines, braking systems, hydraulic actuators, mobile telephony hardware, financial services applications, consumer data mining, and command and control systems. He has also assisted clients with technical evaluation of potentially infringing products.
Kyle frequently provides strategic branding guidance to clients regarding trademarks and trademark applications. He has assisted with the enforcement of trademark and trade dress rights, including drafting cease letters and trial documents for disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), federal court and state court. He also assists clients with copyright matters including the negotiation of license agreements for audiovisual works, the preparation of copyright applications, and enforcement efforts.
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