Biography

Zach Hilton

Zach excels at protecting and enforcing his clients’ valuable intellectual property assets. He is a registered patent and trademark attorney with over a decade of experience in procuring patents and trademark registrations before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and internationally. Zach’s patent practice has encompassed a range of technologies with an emphasis on the electronic, software, medical, and mechanical arts.

Zach has also successfully combined his technical expertise with his ever-expanding litigation experience to produce winning results for his clients in the federal courts and administrative agencies. Whether it is intellectual property litigation involving technical or legal issues, defending or attacking the validity of a patent in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, or representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Zach’s ability to quickly grasp the complex details of a case and merge them with the subtle nuances of the law allows him to effectively and efficiently represent clients in any matter with which he is involved.

Specialties:

  • Preparation and Prosecution of Domestic and International Patent Applications
  • Domestic and International Trademark Practice
  • Handling of Trademark Cancellation and Opposition Proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Handling of Inter Partes Review Proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Patent Infringement Litigation
  • Trademark Infringement Litigation
  • Patent/Trademark Portfolio Management and Strategic Counseling
  • Preparation of Written Legal Opinions concerning Patent/Trademark Infringement and Validity
  • Cybersquatting Litigation
  • Web Domain Disputes, including Proceedings under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
  • Copyright Practice
  • Software License Agreements
  • Patent/Trademark License Agreements
  • Patent Reexamination Proceedings
  • Prelitigation Patent and Trademark Enforcement Activities

Admissions:

  • Texas
  • US. Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Professional Affiliations:

  • Collin County Bar Association (Board Member, Civil Litigation and Solo/Small Firm Sections, 2018-2019)
  • Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court (2011-2015)
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association

Education:

  • Baylor Law School, J.D., 2002
  • University of Texas at Arlington, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2005
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, 1999

Super Lawyers Rising Star

Personal:

Zach resides in Richardson, Texas with his wife, Haley, and their four children. Zach and his family are members of Northwest Bible Church. Zach is a licensed private pilot and enjoys travel, hunting, and fishing.