DALLAS — Jeff Crook, a registered patent attorney, has joined Winstead's Intellectual Property Practice Group as Of Counsel in the Dallas office.
Crook’s practice focuses on U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, patent litigation support, and client counseling, according to a firm press release.
He is experienced in all stages of patent procurement including disclosure analysis, preparation, prosecution, and appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications across a wide array of businesses and products including: kitchen and bath hardware, medical devices, automobile control systems, mobile application software, exercise equipment, water control structures, geofencing systems, pet products, oilfield systems and tools, dental equipment and novelty devices.
Prior to his law career, Crook worked as an information technology project management consultant developing project management methodologies, software implementations, technical resource outsourcing, account management, and issue tracking.
Crook received his J.D. from Texas Wesleyan School Of Law in 2005. He received his M.B.A. in 1992 and B.A. in Aerospace Engineering in 1990, both from Auburn University. He is licensed to practice in Texas and was most recently with Schultz & Associates, PC.
Winstead PC is a national business law firm with more than 325 attorneys. The firm provides a full range of business legal services to some of the most recognized and respected companies across the country and throughout the world.
Winstead has offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and The Woodlands, Texas and Charlotte.