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. Kyle frequently advises companies of all size (but with a particular emphasis on early-stage and startup ventures) on long-term IP strategies and branding efforts crafted for each founder’s business objectives, whether that is an eventual exit/acquisition, strategic investment, or long-term growth strategy. Kyle provides counsel to clients on licensing and other agreements related to the development and disposition of intellectual property assets, and helps companies manage the complex relationships among management, contractors, employees, and strategic partners, to avoid future problems as they expand and strategically pivot. Kyle advises clients on cloud-based solutions agreements, including data center and co-location agreements and uses his technical background in embedded systems to advise on the protection of Internet-of-Things products.
Kyle has experience assisting clients with patent applications related to a variety of technologies, including internet-of-things network-enabled devices, high-power RF communication hardware, medical devices such as implantable bariatric, prosthodontics, and prosthetic appliances and medical diagnostic tools, online education platforms, financial services, payment processing, open-source intelligence gathering and consumer data mining. Kyle’s experience as an avid pilot and as a former engineer for a government contractor enable him to quickly understand and prepare patent applications for gas turbine engines, avionics, aircraft wheels and brakes, and next-generation airborne communication systems.
Kyle has extensive experience assisting clients who are affected by the recent Alice v. CLS Bank decision to identify protection strategies for software-enabled devices and systems. He also assists clients with technical evaluation of potentially infringing products, including disassembling electronic devices at the circuit component level and identifying potentially infringing sub-circuits.
Clients often solicit Kyle’s strategic branding guidance as they develop new brands and consider trademarks and trademark applications. He represents clients by enforcing 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.
Kyle is familiar with representing public figures and other clients needing help with copyright matters including the negotiation of license agreements for television productions, stage shows, and rallies, the preparation of copyright applications, and nationwide enforcement efforts.
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