October 17, 2016

Attorney Robert Houston Joins Intellectual Property Firm Harness Dickey

Harness Dickey, one of the country’s premier intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that respected patent attorney and engineering expert Robert Houston has joined the firm’s Metro Dallas, Texas office.  Houston adds more than two decades of engineering and intellectual property law experience to the firm’s newest and fastest-growing office.

“As an intellectual property law firm,” said Jerry Welch, Partner at Harness Dickey, “we are a team of engineers and scientists turned lawyers.  Robert has had great success in both fields and we are proud to have him with us contributing his tremendous bank of knowledge to our team and to our clients.”

Houston previously practiced law for IP firms in Houston and Boston, where he was a member of the litigation group.  Prior to that, he worked in numerous cities in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East as an electrical engineer in the telecommunications and oil and gas industries.  These wide-ranging sectors afforded him insight into an array of technologies, including: business methods; advanced computer networks and hardware; consumer products; energy exploration on land and water, plus clean and green technology; and wireless communications.

As an Associate with Harness Dickey, Houston will focus on patent preparation and prosecution as well as intellectual property transactions.  He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce Law Center and holds a Master’s of Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology in the UK, where he graduated With Honors.  Houston is licensed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.

About Harness Dickey

Harness Dickey has obtained more than 55,000 patents for its clients since its founding in 1921.  Currently ranked seventh among the nation’s top patent firms in a 2015 poll by IPWatchdog, Harness Dickey safeguards critical IP assets on a global scale for Fortune 500 companies, private and public businesses, universities, inventors, artists and entrepreneurs.  Harness Dickey has offices in the metropolitan areas of Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis, and Washington, DC.  Visit www.hdp.com and follow @harnessdickey for more information.