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Brad Y. Chin
P: +1.713.221.1569
F: +1.800.404.3970

Es Mendoza


Brad is an intellectual property attorney in Bracewell's Technology Section. His practice focuses on patent and trademark prosecution, client counseling, licensing, and technology transfer. Brad prosecutes patents in the chemical, electrical, and mechanical arts for U.S. and international (China, Japan, Korea, and Middle East) clients, particularly in the areas of oil and gas drilling equipment, chemical processing, telecommunications, automotive, robotics, consumer electronics, OLED and plasma displays, semiconductors, energy storage, renewable energy, clean technology, catalytic filtration systems, coatings, food products, medical devices, nanotechnology, electronic health care systems and treatments, and life sciences. Brad also represents clients in intellectual property litigation matters before state and federal courts.

Brad also has experience prosecuting ex parte reexaminations and post grant review proceedings, assisting angel-funded companies develop IP asset management strategies, preparing invalidity and non-infringement opinions, drafting and negotiating licensing agreements, and conducting due diligence.

Prior to entering private practice, Brad served as a patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and as an intellectual property manager and counsel at Raytheon Company. Prior to entering the legal profession, he served in the role of technology licensing manager for the Technology Licensing Office at Texas A&M University and a multi-disciplined process engineer at Raytheon Company, where he designed and manufactured missile systems for the United States Department of Defense.

Brad is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt specialist. He has also completed graduate level courses in electrical engineering at The Johns Hopkins University.

Representative Matters

Obtained a favorable settlement for a major international cellular phone manufacturer in a case involving file sharing technology.

Represented a major household products company in a multi-million dollar litigation pertaining to a patent infringement defense related to utility patents.

Counseled a non-profit respite organization on intellectual property and corporate matters.

Represents angel-funded startup companies in patent prosecution and licensing negotiations.

Publications and Speeches

“Federal Circuit goes Enfish-ing for software patent eligibility,” IP Magazine, July/August 2016

“Dangerous waters in the safe harbour,” IP Magazine, February 2016

"Differing IP Enforcement on Three Continents," Today's General Counsel, December 2015

“Protecting Intellectual Property in the United States,” Asamura Patent Office Intellectual Property Seminar, Tokyo, Japan, November 2015

"Effective IP Enforcement Is Taking Shape In China," Law360, October 2015

“Protecting IPR in China,” Asian Oil & Gas, August 7, 2015

"Proactive Protection of Intellectual Property in China," Houston Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) IP Section, April 2015

"SIPO/US Bar Liaison Council Update & Primer on Intellectual Property in China," Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, November 2012.


LL.M., Intellectual Property, Franklin Pierce Law Center, 2003
J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center, 2003
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1997

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
*Texas (Pending)

Court Admissions

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and Federal Circuits


American Bar Association - Intellectual Property Section
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA): Online Programs Committee, Chair, 2011-2013; AIPLA 360 Review - Local Outreach Working Group, Chair; IP Practice in China Committee
Asian American Bar Association of Houston, Board of Directors, 2014-2016
Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Intellectual Property Owners, Asian Practice Committee
Licensing Executive Society
Maryland State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section Council, 2008-2011
SIPO/US-Bar Liaison Council, HIPLA Representative, 2012-present; Secretary, 2013-2015; Vice-Chair, 2016-2018