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Tompkins, Brian H.
Brian H. Tompkins
Senior Counsel
P: +1.512.494.3638
F: +1.800.404.3970

Monica MacLeod


Brian Tompkins is senior counsel in Bracewell's technology practice. His practice focuses on patent prosecution, patent portfolio analysis, and client counseling. Brian’s experience covers a wide range of technologies, including software, Internet applications, semiconductor fabrication, smartphones and personal computers, process control, medical devices, and oilfield equipment. Additionally, Brian has advised clients on product development strategies and has provided opinions of counsel and patent landscape analyses. He currently serves clients in the software, computer, and petroleum industries.

Prior to his legal career, Brian spent several years working in the enterprise software and information technology industries.

Publications and Speeches

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


J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 2006
B.S., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


State Bar of Texas