Russell T. Wong


Russell Wong helps clients meet their business goals when dealing with intellectual property issues. He concentrates his practice on advising clients on handling intellectual property issues, including:

  • Resolving disputes, whether it’s litigation or an out of court assertion
  • Licensing IP, both inbound to the client or outbound of the client's technology
  • Developing and implementing strategies for building a valuable patent portfolio strategy

Russell combines his law firm experience with his past experience as chief IP counsel of a Fortune 50 company to achieve those objectives. He uses those experiences to keep in mind the business goals when addressing legal issues.

He represents a wide range of clients, in many technologies, such as:

  • Nanotechnologies, such as carbon nanotubes and quantum dots
  • Petrochemicals and chemistries, including processes, equipment, and catalysts
  • Computer hardware and software
  • LED technologies
  • Oilfield technologies

His clients range from startups to large multinational corporations.

His litigation experience spans the technology areas mentioned above, including LED signs, video technology, notebook computer technology, chemical drag reducers, and mapping technology.

Chambers USA quotes sources who say that Russell is “a very good transactions lawyer and an excellent practitioner.”


  • Counsel for Plaintiff in ITC patent and trademark infringement action involving medicinal transfer products (ITC, 2023).  ALJ finding violation of importation act in favor of client.
  • Litigation counsel for Defendant in patent infringement action involving kitchen appliances (W.D. Tex, 2023). 
  • Litigation counsel for defendant in patent infringement action involving downhole setting tools (W.D. Tex., 2023).  Pending appeal to Federal Circuit.
  • Trial Counsel for Plaintiff in patent infringement action involving downhole casing tools (W.D. Tex, Jan. 2022).  Jury verdict in favor of client.
  • Trial Counsel for Plaintiff in patent infringement action involving downhole casing tools (W.D. Tex, Dec. 2022).  Jury verdict in favor of client.
  • Co-lead counsel for appellant in appeal to Federal Circuit on patent involving mechanical technology.  Decision of patent invalidity in favor or appellant.
  • Lead counsel on patent infringement case in the E.D. of Texas involving video sign technology.  Settled favorably for client.
  • Lead counsel on data storage technology in N.D. of Texas. Settled favorably for client.
  • Negotiated and drafted major licensing and supply agreement for nanotechnology client.
  • Negotiated and prepared agreements for engineering and construction of chemical plant, including technology rights, engineering services, construction services, and catalyst supply.

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  • AV-Preeminent®, listed by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2024, “Lawyer of the Year” in Patent Law in Houston, listed in Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.)
  • 2007–2024, Litigation - Patent and Patent Law in Houston, listed in Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.)
  • 2015–2023, Intellectual Property Law, listed in Chambers USA
  • 2003–2023, Texas “Super Lawyer” in Intellectual Property Litigation, listed in Super Lawyers (Thomas Reuters)
  • 2017–2023, IAM Patent 1000
  • 2016–2018, 2021, “IP Star,” listed in Managing IP (“MIP”) Magazine
  • 2019, Justice David Wellington Chew Award, from the Asian Pacific Interest Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2017, “Lawyer of the Year” in Patent Law, Houston, listed by Best Lawyers© (Woodward/White, Inc.)
  • 2007–2017, Litigation – Intellectual Property, listed in Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.)
  • 2016, “Top Lawyer” in Intellectual Property Rights, listed in Houstonia
  • 2016, “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Patents, Houston, listed in Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.)
  • 2016 “Top Rated Lawyer” in Texas, listed in Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” in Patents, Houston, listed in Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.)
  • 2013 “Top Rated Lawyer” in IP Law, listed by American Lawyer Media



  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
  • The Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property Inn of Court
Professional Activities

Russell is active in various organizations, including:

  • The Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property Inn of Court:  2017–2018, President; past Treasurer
  • Asian American Bar Association of Houston: past president; current Board member; recipient of 2016 Impact Award 
  • Texas General Counsel Forum: Houston Chapter Board member
  • University of Houston Law Center’s Institute of Intellectual Property and Information Law: Board of Advisors member
  • Tulane University School of Science and Engineering Board of Advisors member
  • Tulane Fund Board member
  • State Bar of Texas, Asia Pacific Interest Section: past chair; co-founder
  • Texas Minority Counsel Program: past co-chair

Russell serves as a member of Blank Rome’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.



  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • Tulane University, BS, cum laude
  • University of Houston Law Center, JD, cum laude