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Timothy N. Trop

Patent Attorney, U.S.P.T.O. Registration No: 28,994

Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.
1616 S. Voss Rd., Ste. 750
Houston, TX 77057-2631
Off: (713) 468-8880
Fax: (713) 468-8883


  • J.D., 1978, with honors, George Washington University School of Law
  • B.S. Engineering, 1975, with highest honors, University of Michigan

Professional Experience

  • Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C., Houston, Texas. Founding shareholder.  Attorney in charge in Laser Dynamics v. Quanta Corporation.
  • Fish & Richardson P.C., Houston, Texas. Principal.
  • Arnold, White & Durkee., Houston, Texas. Shareholder. Work included a variety of patent, trademark and copyright litigation and prosecution tasks, most involving semiconductor processing, memory and microprocessor technologies, including district court, appellate and International Trade Commission proceedings. Handled one of the first cases involving computer microcode, and pursued various trademark infringement actions including trademark counterfeiting.


  • Enforceability of U.S. International Trade Commission Orders Relating to Intellectual Property Rights, 46 Journal of the Japanese Patent Attorneys Association 39 (1993) (in Japanese).
  • Preparing Patent Applications for Eventual Filing in the U.S.: Potential Pitfalls, Patent World, November 1992.
  • A Bold New Awakening? The New Taiwanese Copyright Law, 74 Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal 827 (1992).
  • Protection of Trade Secrets Under Texas Law, 51 Texas Bar Journal 443 (1988).
  • Drafting Patent Applications for Effective Litigation, 70 Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal 162 (1988).
  • Negative Inferences from the Absence of Attorney Testimony in Patent Cases, 15 AIPLA Q.J. 50 (1987).
  • The Evolution of the Totality of the Circumstances Test for Willful Infringement, 27 IDEA 241 (1987).
  • Drafting Protective Orders for Confidential Information, 24 Houston Lawyer 36 (1987).

Miscellaneous Information

  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ from Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards. AV® Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
  • Member, Texas Bar.


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