R. Floyd Walker
U.S. Patent Attorney (Of Counsel)
Floyd Walker has years of experience advising clients with their patent matters. He has helped clients obtain patent licenses, assess the value of their patents, and evaluate the strength of infringement allegations. He also has experience drafting patent applications and prosecuting them before the patent office including appeals to the Patent and Trademark Appeal Board.
He has been involved with patents and technology for over 15 years. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University. He also obtained a Masters degree from Rice University in Electrical Engineering, where his research was focused on digital signal processing. He obtained his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law where he was editor-in-chief of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal. As part of the IP Moot Court Competition, he also argued before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, which is the appellate court that handles appeals of patent cases.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Walker worked as an engineer at NASA. One of the projects that he was involved with helped attach the Destiny Module to the International Space Station. He helped develop the tracking target and automatic target tracking software. He also worked as a software engineer in the energy sector and helped remotely manage over 5,000 Megawatts of power production. His work involved collection of data and the communication between the individual generators and the remote plant operators.
Before joining Neustel, he worked as an Associate for Vinson & Elkins LLP and as Senior Counsel for Denko Coburn Lauff LLP. He obtained experience in virtually all aspects of patent law, including patent litigation, infringement analysis, invalidity analysis, patent portfolio mining, as well as offensive and defensive licensing. Mr. Walker is licensed to practice law before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal district courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, and Texas state courts.
If you would like to speak with Floyd, you can call him at 701-281-8822.