Stephen D. Zinda


Stephen Zinda concentrates his practice on a wide range of intellectual property areas, including:

  • patent and copyright litigation
  • patent preparation and prosecution
  • invalidity and noninfringement opinion work
  • inter partes reviews
  • client counseling
  • licensing
  • mediation

He also has experience in numerous aspects of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, and Markman hearings.

Stephen has represented clients in diverse areas, such as downhole tools, digital rock analysis, semiconductor fabrication, Fibre Channel networking, computer systems, software, and wireless communications technology.

Prior to attending law school, Stephen worked in the energy sector as a Protection & Control Technician. In that role, he designed and implemented distribution and transmission power grid systems in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, acted as project leader, and performed emergency maintenance on the power grid during significant weather related blackouts. Through that role, he developed valuable leadership and project management experience that he uses for the benefit of his clients today.

During law school, Stephen served as an Internet publishing editor for the Houston Law Review (Board 49). His comment, “Preserving the Copyright Balance: Why Copyright Misuse Should Invalidate Software Licenses Designed to Prohibit Resale and Oust Service Market Competition,” was published in 48 Hous. L. Rev. 1241 (2012).



  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association



  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Texas Tech University, BS
  • University of Houston Law Center, JD