Texas Intellectual Property
Law, fourth edition, discusses the principles and practice of the law of
trade secrets, trademark, copyright and related intellectual-property torts as
the law is applied in Texas. Written
with the end in mind of being more immediately
accessible to practitioners than exhaustive treatises on the market like Milgrim
on Trademarks, or Chisum on Patents, it provides a treatment that is still comprehensive
in its citation to Texas authorities, as it
offers careful analyses of existing law as codified in state and federal
statutes, and as interpreted by Texas state and federal courts, the Fifth
Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Completely updated for the fourth
edition the book reflects the significant changes in the law that have occurred since
the previous edition was published in 2016: namely, cases decided under The Texas Trade
Secrets Act (TUTSA), which replaced 50 years of jurisprudence on common-law
trade-secret misappropriation in 2013, recent amendments to TUTSA, the federal
Defend Trade Secrets Act passed by Congress in 2016, and significant U.S.
Supreme Court and Fifth Circuit decisions in copyright and trademark cases.
Written by a recognized attorney
and specialist in intellectual property law, featuring an appendix with
direct links to the necessary Texas and Federal statutes and Federal regulations, Texas Intellectual
Property Law equips practitioners with the primary material and clear
guidance they need to effectively manage the diverse intellectual property
issues they will confront in their day to day practice.
Herbert J. Hammond, former Partner with Thompson & Knight, L.L.P.
in Dallas, Texas, is now of counsel with the firm, where he specializes in patent, trademark, copyright,
trade-secret, and computer-law litigation and acts as an arbitrator, mediator,
and expert witness in intellectual-property disputes.
He graduated from New York University School of Law in 1976 and is
licensed to practice in Texas and before the United States Patent and Trademark
Office. He is a member of the American Law Institute where he is in the Member
Consulting Group for the Restatement of Copyright.
He has been recognized by numerous organizations including Chambers
USA in the area of intellectual property, by The Best Lawyers in America
in the areas of Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Trade
Secret Law, and Trademark Law, by Thompson Reuters which included him in the
Top 100 Overall Texas Super Lawyers in Intellectual Property Litigation, as
well as IAM Patent 1000 2016 which praised him as a “thought leader” who
“can justly claim to have written the book on Texas Intellectual Property.” He
also has been listed multiple times in D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in
Dallas. He is a frequent speaker at CLE
programs and has written many chapters and articles on intellectual-property
Texas Intellectual Property Law, fourth edition, is the number one, go-to treatise for intellectual property litigation
in our firm’s library. Herbert Hammond shares a wealth of legal insights and
practical experience that are invaluable to either an experienced IP litigator
or someone new to the subject.---Darin
M. Klemchuk, IP trial attorney and founder of Klemchuk LLP
The Fourth Edition of Texas Intellectual Property Law contains impressive depth and breadth of coverage of non-patent IP topics while remaining concise enough to be a desk reference. Mr. Hammond’s extensive citations throughout the book support his succinct explanation of each of the topics addressed. Any Texas IP attorney—and for the federal topics, any Fifth Circuit IP attorney—will find this to be an efficient and helpful resource.
---Prof. Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge, Professor of Law, Louisiana State University Law Center