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Jeffrey Lee Wendt - Austin, TX

PO Box 26010 Austin, TX 78755

Updated: 07/25/2022

Austin Patents & Trademarks Lawyer


I consider myself an intellectual property law generalist. My law practice has focused since 1989 on preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, legal opinions concerning patent and trademark infringement, validity, and enforceability, transactional work involving intellectual property, such as software licensing, and occasional advice on copyright matters...

About Jeffrey Lee Wendt

Current Employment Position(s)

  • President, The Wendt Firm, P.C.


  • English (Primary)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Practice Areas

  • Patents & Trademarks 70%
  • Trade Secrets 5%
  • Copyrights 5%
  • Opinions 5%
  • License and Confidentiality Agreements 15%

Representative Clients

  • Johns Manville (a Berkshire Hathaway company)
  • Praxair (a Linde plc company)
  • Pointcloud Media (computerized choreography)
  • Atlas Planning Solutions (software for project resource planning)
  • Frontier Deepwater (movable wellbays for offshore vessels)
  • Blade Energy Partners (patents and trademarks for downloadable and non-downloadable software)
  • Centrax International
  • TRC Services
  • Scan Systems Corporation (magnetic pipe scanning)
  • Wigen Water Technologies (water purification)
  • Ventos Power Plus LLC (wind power)
  • AquaPyr LLC
  • Fat Ogre Games & Comics
  • EPCON Industrial Systems LP
  • ezNG Solutions LLC
  • Insultherm Inc.
  • K & N Service
  • Madero Dairy Systems


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2000
  • California, 1989

Specialties and Certifications

  • Patent Practice, US Patent & Trademark Office, Reg. No. 32952, 1987

Other Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
  • National Association of Patent Practitioners (President (2015-2017), Member of the Board of Directors since 2012-2018)
  • Licensing Executives Society, Emeritus Member
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers

Classes and Seminars

  • Panel Moderator, Inventor/Law Firm Exercise, National Association of Patent Practitioners Annual Meeting, - 2017
  • “Comments on Patent Agent Privilege and In re Silver”, Atlanta Patent Agents Club, - 2017
  • “How to Support Relative Claim Terms”, USPTO Dallas Regional Office, - 2016
  • “Equations of Change – How Patent Law Has Changed, and Will Change in the Future”, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Spring Meeting, Houston, - 2012
  • “Team Logos: Historical, Societal, and Legal Evolution”, presented at “A Mirror of Our Culture: Sport and Society in America”, St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers, - 2012
  • "Confidentiality Agreements: Prelude to Licensing", Licensing Executives Society, - 1998
  • "Global Patent Strategies", Gulf Coast Conference, - 2001
  • "Protecting Your Intellectual Property", Southwest BioVenture Conference & Symposium, - 2002
  • "Corporate Securities and Patents: How to Avoid Securities Liability for Misstatements of Patent Coverage", Houston Bar Association, - 2003

Past Positions

  • 3M Company, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, August 1, 1991 - April 1, 1995
  • Air Liquide, Houston, Texas, Intellectual Property Counsel - R&D and Gas Applications, April 1, 1995 - September 1, 2001
  • Winstead PC, The Woodlands and Houston, Texas, Counsel, September 1, 2001 - October 1, 2003
  • Townsend & Townsend, San Francisco, California, Associate, September 1, 1989 - August 1, 1991


  • University of New Hampshire - Franklin Law Center, Concord, New Hampshire, 1989
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, 1981
    B.S., Bachelor of Science
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: Chemical Engineering

Ancillary Businesses

  • Consulting on chemical patent matters



  • Robert D. Touslee, Patent Counsel, Johns Manville
  • Robert Pilko, Counsel, Blade Energy Partners
  • Wayne R. Wagner
  • Roy B. Shilling, President, Frontier Deepwater
  • Phil Von Neida, Senior Counsel – Intellectual Property, Linde North America, Inc.


Published Works

  • "The Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002: What it Means for Medical Device Manufacturers and Reprocessors", MX Magazine,, 2003
  • "Patent Business Practices of Manufacturers of Brand Name Pharmaceuticals - What's Legal & What's Misleading", Houston Business Journal, 2002

Office Information


PO Box 26010 Austin, TX 78755

Office Hours

M-Th 9AM-5PM, Friday 9AM-12PM



  • Elected President, National Association of Patent Practitioners, July 30, 2015 - July 30, 2017
  • Invited Speaker, National Association of Patent Practitioners, July 30, 2016 - July 30, 2017
  • Invited Speaker, Licensing Executives Society, 1998
  • Invited Speaker, AMSE Petroleum Division
  • Invited Speaker, AIChE

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