A versatile, resourceful IP attorney with an engineering mind
When companies and inventors need dependable IP counsel in a pinch, they turn to Charles.
Charles is a full-service patent attorney who truly understands the complete lifecycle of a patent. In addition to personally preparing and prosecuting over 400 patent applications, he has served as counsel on multiple multimillion-dollar patent litigations in federal district court, prepared numerous IP transfer and license agreements, briefed multiple inter partes review proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and prepared non-infringement and invalidity opinions. Clients value his breadth of experience and his ability to counsel them with the entire patent lifecycle in mind.
Charles has a reputation as a quick study: He can get up to speed swiftly and understand technologies as well as his clients. For more than a decade, he has assisted clients with a wide and diverse range of technologies, including medical devices, automotive technologies, software applications, semiconductor design and manufacturing, telecommunications, banking, financial technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain, green technologies, optics, cosmetic products, HVAC technologies, insurance products, e-commerce, touchscreen technologies, and freight transportation. Client service comes first for Charles, and clients count on his resourcefulness and experience. His goal is to deliver results that best serve his clients’ interests, while prioritizing their experience and satisfaction.
Before practicing law, Charles was a software engineer at MicroStrategy, where he oversaw the company’s central server technology. He was one of the fastest and youngest to ever be promoted to the company’s Senior Engineer ranks. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Charles holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University and his Juris Doctor from the Duke University School of Law.
Charles actively gives back to his community and local government, as well. For ten years, he led the attorney volunteer efforts at the Dallas Housing Crisis Center, where he personally helped more than 100 families avoid homelessness. He continues dedicating pro bono legal services to help low-income tenants in landlord disputes. Charles also served on the Murphy Board of Adjustment, a committee appointed by the City Council of Murphy, Texas.