Awards & Recognition


About Us

We strive for excellence in everything we do.  We work together with clients in order to ensure that we understand the workings of our client’s business.  We see the attorney-client relationship as an ongoing, long-term, mutually beneficial partnership.  We are consistently ranked as an industry leader with annual accolades from reputable publications including:

  • “Top Silicon Valley IP Litigation Law Firm” by JD Journal (2017)
  • National top-10 ranking by Juristat for patent allowance rates determined using data from USPTO’s Technology Center 3600 (2017)
  • Best Law Firms – Patent Law (Tier 1)” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® (2015-2017)
  • Largest Houston-Area Intellectual Property Law Firms by Houston Business Journal (2016)
  • Top Patent Firms for 2015 by IP Watchdog (2016)
  • Top 100 Law Firms for Minority Attorneys by Law360 (2016)
  • National top-10 ranking by Juristat for patent allowance rates as determined using data from USPTO’s Technology Center (TC 3600 Software and Business Methods; TC 2100 Computer Architecture, Software and Information Security; and TC 3620, 3680, 3690 E-Commerce Art) (2016)
  • Managing IP “IP STARS – Managing Partner, Jonathan Osha, named to Managing Intellectual Property magazine’s “IP Stars,” which covers over 120 countries and is based on extensive research among IP practitioners (2016, 2017)
  • Top Lawyers” by H Texas Magazine (2008-2011, 2016)
  • Recommended Law Firm for Patent Prosecution” by Legal’s Finest (2015)
  • Top 50 patent firms in the nation based on the number of issued patents by Intellectual Property Today (2008-2014)
  • Trademark Firm of the Year in Texas” by Corporate INTL (2013)
  • Go-To Law Firm® for the Top 500 Companies” by Corporate Counsel (2009-2010, 2012)
  • The Texas 100” by Texas Lawyer as one of the top law firms in Texas based on the number of attorneys (2011)
  • Intellectual Property Advisory Firm of the Year in Texas” by Corporate INTL (2010)
  • Lawyers for the People” by H Texas (2009)
  • Professionals on the Fast Track” by H Texas (2009)
  • Fast 100” by Houston Business Journal (2007-2008)

Texas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

  • Jonathan P. Osha, Super Lawyers, 2004, 2006-2017, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Peter C. Schechter, Super Lawyers, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Jeffrey S. Bergman, Super Lawyers, 2016-2017; Rising Stars, 2007-2015, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Carlyn A. Burton, Rising Stars, 2008-2010, 2017, Intellectual Property
  • Califf T. Cooper, Rising Stars, 2015-2016, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Robert P. Lord, Rising Stars, 2005, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Monica M. Katthage, Rising Stars, 2015, 2017, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Thomas K. Scherer, Rising Stars, 2005, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Tammy J. Dunn, Rising Stars, 2008-2009, Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation