Gene Spears practices in the area of litigation with experience across all phases – planning, discovery, strategy and trial (both to bench and juries). Mr. Spears focuses his practice on intellectual property claims and has litigated patent, copyright and trade secret claims in Texas state court, multiple federal district courts, the Court of Federal Claims and the International Trade Commission. This litigation has encompassed a variety of technologies, including DNA sequencing reagents, home refrigerators, crawler cranes, geolocation and security software, solid-state device manufacture, fertilizer manufacture and the preparation of reduced-fat cheesecakes.
In addition to this litigation work, Mr. Spears has been responsible for the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the chemical field, and has advised clients (outside the litigation context) regarding issues of patent infringement, validity, licensing and acquisition of intellectual property.
After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Helen Nies of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.