Decades Of Experience In Science, Business And Intellectual Property Law

Charles W. Gaines | Senior Counsel

Charles W. Gaines

  • Senior Counsel

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Practice Areas

  • Patent
  • Copyright
  • Trademarks
  • Trade Secrets
  • Contracts


Rendering patentability, patent infringement and patent validity opinions as well as overall client counseling on intellectual property issues; preparing intellectual property licenses and assignments; preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications in the semiconductor, electromechanical, mechanical and optoelectronic arts; and procuring U.S. and international trademarks. Participated in many phases of intellectual property litigation including preparation of motions, briefs, other litigation documents and appeal briefs to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prepared witnesses in patent-related jury trial, and participated in many aspects of discovery. Has a high level of second chair litigation experience including development of litigation strategy, negotiations and mediation. Subject matter areas of experience include patent, copyright, trademarks, trade secrets and contracts. Involved in extensive trade secret and International Trade Commission actions.


Semiconductor fabrication, optoelectronics, nanotechnology, electromechanical, mechanical and chemical. In particular, processes and devices relating to and used in the fabrication of various types of semiconductors, optoelectronics devices and nanotechnology devices and processes; chassis and associated electrical systems relating to various types of power systems and computer chassis and associated electrical systems; apparatus relating to oil and gas exploration; organic, inorganic, and polymer chemistry.


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • Doctorate of Jurisprudence - 1989
  • Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas
    • B.S. - 12/1989
    • Major: Chemistry
  • Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas
    • B.S.E. - 08/1976
    • Major: Education

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1990
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

Past Positions

  • Konneker Bush Hitt & Chwang, 1993 to 1995
  • Hubbard, Tucker & Harris, 1990 to 1993

Professional Associations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property Law Section

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi