A. Rusty Rogers, Ph.D.


Title: Associate
Qualifications: U.S. Patent Attorney and Attorney at Law
Location: Houston



Dr. Rogers’ practice focuses on patent prosecution in the chemical and industrial arts, with an emphasis on organic chemistry, including small molecule synthesis, polymerization methods, wellbore fluid chemistries, nucleic acid chemistry, and recombinant protein expression systems. He has experience in handling intellectual property matters in industries spanning from oilfield technology, industrial chemical processes, nanotechnology, and biotechnology.  His legal experience also includes the preparation and prosecution of both national and international patent applications, preparing patent landscape analyses, and preparing infringement and invalidity opinions.

Prior to his entry into the legal field, Dr. Rogers worked as a research assistant on various projects including polymer-based surface modification and characterization, the study and design of peptide-based antigen recognition motifs for the in vitro detection of viral particles, and engineering self-assembling protein complexes to model intracellular transport.

While at Rice University, his Ph.D. dissertation focused on understanding cooperativity and collective behavior in elastically-coupled motor proteins using design methods that incorporated DNA-based nanomaterials and self-assembling protein structures. The project was highly interdisciplinary and provided technical experience with molecular cloning, cell culture, protein expression and purification, protein labeling chemistries, and a number of microscopy techniques that include single molecule fluorescence detection, total internal reflectance (TIRF), and immunofluorescence.


  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center (2015)
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Rice University (2010)
  • M.A., Chemistry, Rice University (2007)
  • B.S., Chemistry, magna cum laude, University of Houston (2005)


  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Arthur R. Rogers, Jonathan W. Driver, Pamela E. Constantinou, D. Kenneth Jamison, and Michael R. Diehl; Negative Interference Dominates Collective Transport of Kinesin Motors in the Absence of Load, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2009,11, 4882 – 488.
  • Arthur R. Rogers, Pamela E. Constantinou, D. Kenneth Jamison, Jonathan W. Driver, and Michael R. Diehl, “Construction and analyses of elastically coupled multiple-motor systems,” Methods Enzymol. 2014, 540:189-204.


  • Robert A. Welch Foundation Graduate Fellowship (2007-2010)
  • James R. Cox Undergraduate Research Award (2004)