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Kent Chambers, Partner

Mr. Chambers areas of technical proficiency include: Software technology including Java, JavaScript, object oriented programming techniques and markup languages; Various enterprise software systems; Databases; Internet related technologies including system hardware, protocols, packet technologies, and various ASP architectures; Digital signal processing, Mixed signal processing, Analog circuitry, Speech recognition, Telecommunications; Computer, tablet, and mobile communications system architecture; Configuration technology, Data analytics, Messaging and communication technologies, Computer peripherals; Supplier and distributor systems, Microprocessor architectures; Memories; Electro-Optics including multispectral detection and signal processing; Digital logic design; Digital filters; Power systems; Integrated circuit layout and fabrication; VLSI and ULSI device structure and processing; Semiconductor devices and manufacturing processes; Test systems and techniques; Electro-Mechanical control systems; Field Programmable Logic Devices; Switching power supplies; Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology and applications; eCommerce Applications; Storage technology; and Mechanical systems including dynamic, thermodynamic, and structural considerations.

He is happily married with three children. When he's not at Terrile, Cannatti, Chambers & Holland, he unwinds by reading, swimming, mountain biking, jogging, hiking, snow skiing, and flying.

Prior Experience

  • Hamilton & Terrile, LLP, (2002-2013) - Partner
  • Trilogy Software, Inc., April, 2000-April 2002, Associate General Counsel - Intellectual Property.  At Trilogy, Mr. Chambers was responsible for developing intellectual property portfolio strategies, developing intellectual property related policies (such as confidentiality, ownership, publication, and marking policies), and evaluating and protecting (i) inventions, (ii) other innovations, (iii) software and hardware implementations, (iv) trademarks, and (v) trade names. Mr. Chambers was also responsible for identifying and developing revenue opportunities and overseeing intellectual property related litigation. Mr. Chambers also drafted and negotiated intellectual property related agreements including technology license agreements, intellectual property transfer agreements, services agreements, development agreements, employee agreements, settlement agreements, and nondisclosure agreements. Managing legal budgets was also a primary task of Mr. Chambers at Trilogy.
  • Skjerven, Morrill, MacPherson, Franklin & Friel LLP, September 1993-March 2000 (Associate September, 1993-1998, Partner 1999-March 2000).  Mr. Chambers practice primarily included patent prosecution, technology licensing including drafting and negotiating agreements, and a member of various litigation teams involving intellectual property issues.  Mr. Chambers also counseled clients on the establishment intellectual property programs.
  • Texas Instruments, Inc. 1987-August, 1990, Electrical Design Engineer.  At Texas Instruments, Mr. Chambers was an electrical design engineer in the defense systems electronics group (DSEG) in the Airborne Systems Electro Optics Division. Mr. Chambers designed and tested various digital, analog, and software systems including microcontroller systems, analog circuit design, software circuit simulation, and software development. The systems were designed for military operating environments.

Technology Background

Mr. Chambers areas of technical proficiency include: Software technology including Java, JavaScript, object oriented programming techniques and markup languages; various enterprise software systems; Databases; Internet related technologies including system hardware, protocols, packet technologies, and various ASP architectures; Digital Signal Processing, Speech recognition, Telecommunications; Computer System Architecture; Computer Peripherals; Microprocessor Architectures; Analog Circuits; Memories; Electro-Optics including multispectrum detection and signal processing; Digital Design; Digital Filters; Power Systems; Integrated Circuit Layout and Fabrication; VLSI and ULSI Device Structure and Processing; Semiconductor Devices and Manufacturing Processes; Test Systems and Techniques; Electro-Mechanical Control Systems; Field Programmable Logic Devices; Switching Power Supplies; Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology and applications; Internet Systems; eCommerce Applications; Electronic Storage Technology; and Mechanical Systems including dynamic, thermodynamic, and structural considerations.

Professional Memberships

  • United States Patent & Trademark Office Registered Patent Attorney
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association - President 2006, Vice President 2005, Treasurer 2004, Secretary 2003
  • Austin Intellectual Property Inn of Court
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Education

  • Oklahoma State University, 1982-1986, B.S. Electrical Engineering.
  • University of Texas School of Law, 1990-1993 J.D.

Community Work

  • Church Bible School Teacher
  • Volunteer pilot for relief missions into Haiti following January, 2010 earthquake
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Pop Warner Football Coach