Tod T. Tumey
Managing Partner

Houston, Texas
Phone:  713.622.7005
Fax:  713.622.0220

  • Texas A&M University (B.S., Chemical Engineering)
  • South Texas College of Law (J.D., cum laude)
    • Member of the South Texas Law Review
    • Named as a Langdell Scholar
    • Honored with the Order of the Lytae
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Admitted to practice in numerous Federal Courts
      Tod Tumey founded the successful intellectual property law firm Tumey L.L.P. in 2006.  He has a very expansive international practice with clients and cases spanning all over the world.  Tod has a wide breadth of practice that includes expert witness trial testimony and expert reports, litigation, intellectual property acquisition and evaluation, portfolio management, counseling, freedom-to-operate analysis and opinions, patent and trademark prosecution, and business transactions related to intellectual property such as development agreements, manufacturing agreements, consulting agreements, and licensing agreements.
  • Founded and currently manage the successful law firm Tumey L.L.P.
  • Super Lawyer, Intellectual Property, by Texas Monthly (2022)
  • Named by Corporate Vision as the 2016 Partner of the Year for the U.S.A.
  • Named by Corporate Vision as the 2017 Partner of the Year for the U.S.A.
  • Named by Acquisition Finance Magazine as the 2017 U.S. Gamechanger of the Year
  • Named by Corporate Vision in the 2017 Legal Awards as the Most Outstanding Managing Partner for the U.S.A.
  • Named by Acquisition Finance Magazine as the 2018 U.S. IP Lawyer of the Year
  • Represented clients in litigations involving intellectual property including trade secrets, cyber piracy, trademarks, contracts, and patents
  • Served as expert witness in numerous patent and trade secret litigations, which included providing trial testimony and expert reports
  • Served as expert witness on patent and inter partes review matters in an international arbitration
  • Served as local counsel in intellectual property and commercial litigation
  • Currently serves on the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors for several corporations
  • Manage international patent and trademark portfolios for several multi-billion dollar companies
  • Manage worldwide trademark portfolio and enforcement for an international chemical company
  • Manage worldwide patent and trademark portfolio for a large, international specialty chemicals company
  • Manage worldwide patent portfolio for a very large specialty products company
  • Negotiated numerous intellectual property business transactions involving licensing and purchasing of intellectual property
  • Drafted and prosecuted several thousand domestic and international patent applications
  • Involved in multiple post-grant proceedings such as inter partes reviews, re-examinations, cancellation actions, and oppositions
  • Represented numerous clients in funding arrangements with investment banks and firms often involving tens of millions of dollars and higher in investment or divestiture
  • Prosecuted several thousand domestic and international trademark applications
  • Represented numerous clients on contingency fee arrangements based on the litigation, enforcement, licensing, and sale of intellectual property assets
  • Drafted, advised, and implemented trade secret protection programs for numerous companies
  • Evaluated third party intellectual property portfolios on behalf of multiple clients for the potential of multi-million dollar purchases or licenses
  • Founded and significantly increased the intellectual property portfolios for several start-up companies that are now vibrant and growing companies

   Tod’s expertise includes diverse technologies such as oilfield equipment; downhole tools; well drilling, completion, and stimulation; syngas production and processing; gas-to-liquids technology; organic and polymer compositions, catalysts, and processes; nanotechnology; military equipment; electrochemistry; laser technology; software and business methods; medical implants and devices; energy production and storage; green devices and process; and household products.
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