Albert Carrion

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Albert is an intellectual property attorney on Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team. He advises clients concerning the licensing, development, ownership and protection of intellectual property assets, such as software, trademarks, trade secrets, patents and domain names and the transfer of technology and IP in the context of corporate mergers, acquisitions and asset sales. He prosecutes trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and handles trademark disputes at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Albert also handles litigation relating to the ownership, use and infringement of all forms of intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent litigation.

Latest Articles

On February 23, 2018, in In re Silver, the Supreme Court of Texas conditionally granted mandamus relief and vacated the trial court’s order compelling production of emails between an inventor and his non-lawyer registered patent agent. In re Silver, Case No. 16-0682, 2018 WL 1022470 (Tex. February 23, 2018). The court held that a client’s communications with a patent agent, made to facilitate the agent’s provision of authorized legal services to the client, are…
The New England Patriots football organization is a model of success and efficiency in pro football, winning five Super Bowls and appearing in two others in the past sixteen years. The team’s rosters are frequently composed of no-name role players and former stars willing to accept less salary for a chance to play for a championship.  They draft smartly, don’t overpay players and have managed to hold onto star quarterback Tom Brady.  In short, they…
Last month this blog posted an article here outlining 5 Key Points when Purchasing Software. This article focuses on key points for the other side, the seller of the software, typically a developer or licensor. Although the seller/licensor typically provides its own form license, sometimes a purchaser will suggest using a different form or change the terms of the licensor’s agreement. Below are five important points to look out for, from the perspective of the…
Although more companies are purchasing software nowadays, spending perhaps tens of thousands of dollars a year in this one area, they continue to fall into the familiar trap of immediately signing pre-printed or online “form’ license agreements designed to protect the vendor not the purchaser. Some of these “form” agreements are non-negotiable, but many can be modified upon request.  Here are five important points to address in most software agreements, from the perspective of the…
President Obama’s announcement to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba has created a flood of momentum for U.S. companies hoping to open new business markets there; however, business owners should spend the time now to learn the legal and regulatory framework they will encounter in Cuba, and the steps they can take immediately to be ready when opportunities arise.…
President Obama’s announcement to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba has created a flood of momentum for U.S. companies hoping to open new business markets there; however, business owners should spend the time now to learn the legal and regulatory framework they will encounter in Cuba, and the steps they can take immediately to be ready when opportunities arise.…
On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, the Eastern District of Texas adopted General Order 14-03, entitled “General Order Regarding Track B Initial Patent Case Management Order” (the “Order”). The Order presents an alternative Case Management Order (“CMO”) for patent cases that is designed to promote “additional efficiencies and cost savings … while still ensuring a speedy determination of each case on its merits.” …
In Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the “first sale” doctrine applies to copies of copyrighted works lawfully made and purchased outside the U.S. and then imported for resale in the U.S. – even if imported without the copyright owner’s permission.  This holding has substantial implications for businesses that make or have made products for sale or use abroad that are of a different quality or price point…