Brad Chin, chair of Bracewell’s IP Practice Group, is a registered patent attorney who counsels and represents clients concentrated in the energy and high-tech industries. Brad’s deep technical experience, industry and market knowledge, and background as a chemical engineer equip him to counsel clients in managing IP portfolios and strategic business relationships. His practice focuses on assisting clients with patent and trademark procurement and enforcement, licensing and technology transfer, invalidity, non-infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions, post-grant review proceedings (IPRs, PGRs, and CBMs), IP DFARS/FARS government contracting compliance, and corporate due diligence. 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.
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. Brad is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt specialist. He has also completed graduate level courses in electrical engineering at The Johns Hopkins University.