Bradley Adds Team of IP Practitioners to Texas Offices

HOUSTON, TX (May 2, 2023) – Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that partners Henry L. “Bud” Ehrlich and Ross T. Robinson, along with patent agent Shoaib A. Mithani, have joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. The team was previously with a full-service law firm based in Dallas.

“We have continued to focus on strategic expansion in our Texas markets and the addition of Bud, Ross and Shoaib enhances the intellectual property protection, development and prosecution services we offer to our clients,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan M. Skeeters. “I am pleased to welcome this team whose experience with sophisticated technologies and highly regulated industries will be an asset to the firm.”

Mr. Ehrlich is a member of Bradley’s Houston office and practices in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He has a particular focus on worldwide patent protection, intellectual property portfolio development and management, patent infringement and validity opinions, technology commercialization, licensing, and IP enforcement. Mr. Ehrlich regularly works with individual inventors, startups, private companies, and international corporations. He has experience serving clients in a variety of industries, including aerospace, energy, drilling and production equipment, perimeter security, highway systems, medical devices, manufacturing, and consumer products. Mr. Ehrlich earned his J.D. from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert School of Law and his B.S. in petroleum engineering from Texas Tech University.

Mr. Robinson joined the Dallas office, and his practice emphasizes U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, preparation of opinions regarding patent infringement and validity, client counseling, technology commercialization, and IP enforcement. He works often in the areas of robotics, VTOL and other aircraft systems, HVAC equipment, offshore oil-field equipment, electronics, telecommunications, computer systems and networks, and internet applications. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and his B.S. in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.

Also in the firm’s Dallas office, Mr. Mithani is a patent agent focused on U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution and has extensive experience with a variety of technologies. He provides valuable support drafting and prosecuting patents across numerous business sectors and frequently involving complex technical elements, including electrical and electromechanical devices, semiconductors, and computer-based software systems. Mr. Mithani received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University.

Bradley’s Intellectual Property Practice Group maintains a strong national IP practice with a diverse client base that includes midsized businesses, multinational corporations and Fortune 500 companies, as well as startups and technology incubators. The firm offers a full range of IP services to successfully protect and defend the valuable IP rights of its clients. The firm’s IP IQ blog covers news and insights about patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, antitrust and technology laws impacting the business community.

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