Austin Rapp & Hardman, P.C. is a law firm specializing in intellectual property and franchising law. This includes the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent, trademark and copyright applications as well as related licensing. The firm routinely handles litigation involving intellectual property law disputes in both state and federal courts and is experienced in alternate forms of dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation.
The academic, practical and legal experience of Austin Rapp & Hardman attorneys allows them to represent clients in all matters relating to intellectual property law. Austin Rapp & Hardman attorneys have degrees and expertise in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, physics, and mathematics, and many have published in their respective technical or legal fields. In addition, Austin Rapp & Hardman attorneys are registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This experience allows Austin Rapp & Hardman to thoroughly understand its clients' needs, enabling its attorneys to accurately and persuasively deal with intellectual property issues before patent examiners, judges, juries, and a client's actual or potential competitors.