Albert Carrion enjoys working in the fast-paced, competitive technology industry that thrives in Austin. Albert relies on his interdisciplinary skills as an intellectual property and technology licensing lawyer to guide clients seeking to develop and protect IP, and those seeking to acquire or license IP to improve their business operations.
An experienced trademark lawyer, he helps clients select, register and protect brands that identify and distinguish their products and services.
Albert enjoys assisting clients whether they are startups seeking to disrupt a market, later-stage technology companies developing new or improved products or services, or large institutions integrating new technology solutions to keep their competitive edge.
Health care providers often seek his counsel to negotiate the licensing of enterprise software such as electronic health records, cloud storage and billing solutions. When clients are considering a merger or acquisition, he performs due diligence concerning IP assets so that clients are better informed of the transaction’s risks and benefits.
On a daily basis, Albert drafts and negotiates software licensing and development agreements, and counsels clients concerning the steps they can take to protect their IP assets internally and with potential customers. Albert also handles trademark proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and domain name disputes resolved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
- Represented personal fitness, yoga and hydration therapy companies concerning franchise and branding matters.
- Advised a Texas-based technology company in the sale of its intellectual property and other assets valued at more than $25 million.
- Represented the purchaser of a group of Florida companies that possessed intellectual property rights in web-based software products for the insurance industry.
- Prosecuted a lawsuit on behalf of a trademark owner against a competitor over the latter’s use of a confusingly similar name. Reached a settlement whereby the competitor agreed to change its name, agreed to the entry of a permanent injunction to keep it from using the similar name and paid damages to client.
- Defended a large, publicly traded company involved in electronic payment systems in a patent infringement lawsuit in federal court in Austin, Texas. The case was settled favorably after the judge granted client’s motion to dismiss.
- Defended numerous clients in patent infringement lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas.
- Represented a machine vision software company that provides global custom software development services to national and international clients.
Community Leadership :
- Concordia University Texas, Board of Regents, Chair, 2014-2016
- Leadership Austin, Class of 2006
- J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law
- B.A., University of Texas at Austin
- U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Associations and Memberships :
- Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
- State Bar of Texas, Computer Law Section; Labor and Employment Section; Intellectual Property Section, Trademark Committee
- Austin Bar Association, Technology and Computer Law Section
- University of Texas Technology Law Conference, Planning Committee, 2012-2018
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