Zach Hilton excels at protecting and enforcing his clients’ valuable intellectual property assets. He is a registered patent and trademark attorney with over a decade of experience in procuring patents and trademark registrations before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and internationally. Mr. Hilton’s patent practice has encompassed a range of technologies with an emphasis on the electronic, software, medical, and mechanical arts.

Mr. Hilton has also successfully combined his technical expertise with his ever-expanding litigation experience to produce winning results for his clients in the federal courts and administrative agencies. Whether it is intellectual property litigation involving technical or legal issues, defending or attacking the validity of a patent in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, or representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Mr. Hilton’s ability to quickly grasp the complex details of a case and merge them with the subtle nuances of the law allows him to effectively and efficiently represent clients in any matter with which he is involved.

I … trust no other than Zach for my crucial copyright and patent needs.

- Operations Manager, Software Company

As our business has grown, Zach has proactively managed our intellectual property needs every step of the way.

- CEO, Direct Sales Industry
Practice Focus & Experience
  • Preparation and Prosecution of Domestic and International Patent Applications
  • Domestic and International Trademark Practice
  • Handling of Trademark Cancellation and Opposition Proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Handling of Inter Partes Review Proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Patent Infringement Litigation
  • Trademark Infringement Litigation
  • Patent/Trademark Portfolio Management and Strategic Counseling
  • Preparation of Written Legal Opinions concerning Patent/Trademark Infringement and Validity
  • Cybersquatting Litigation
  • Web Domain Disputes, including Proceedings under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
  • Copyright Practice
  • Software License Agreements
  • Patent/Trademark License Agreements
  • Patent Reexamination Proceedings
  • Prelitigation Patent and Trademark Enforcement Activities
  • Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Collin County Bar Association (Co-Chair, Solo/Small Firm Section, 2019-2020; Board Member, Civil Litigation Section, 2018-2020)
  • Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court (2011-2015)
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association
  • Baylor Law School, J.D. (2002)
  • University of Texas at Arlington, B.S., Electrical Engineering (2005)
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (1999)
  • Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly & Super Lawyers (2019-2023)

Spending time in both urban and rural India opened my eyes to the strength and hospitality of its people, the richness (and spiciness!) of its cuisine, and a greater awareness that despite many cultural differences, the people from two very different countries have much that can be learned from one another.

Unloading salmon out of the holds of Alaskan fishing vessels all day and many nights over a summer between college semesters taught me not only the value of getting an education, but also that successfully completing a task usually requires rolling up your sleeves, getting your boots dirty, and not stopping until the job is done.

Carved into this walking stick given to me by my father are various images of memorable events, words, and scenes of my life and other moments that we shared together. I am grateful for my family and one of my goals as an attorney is to serve my clients with the same high level of care and responsiveness that I would provide to my own family.

More About Zach Hilton

Mr. Hilton resides in Richardson, Texas with his wife, Haley, and their four children. They are members of Northwest Bible Church. Mr. Hilton is a licensed private pilot and enjoys travel, hunting, and fishing.

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