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Inventions & Patents
If you want to protect your invention, a patent is the best way to do it because without a patent you will be knocked-off. A patent is a government-granted right to exclude others from making, using . . .
Funding & Licensing
Intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights are assets that you can use to generate revenue and get funding. A license agreement is the contract that gets you ...
Brands & Trademarks
A brand can be a word or logo or design that identifies goods and services, while a trademark is the legal right to exclude others from using confusingly similar marks. A trademark can be state . . .
LLCs & Incorporation
When should you incorporate? How and where do you incorporate? Heck, should you incorporate at all?
Incorporating creates an entity you can use to do business through, and has advantages...
When I met Steve, I didn’t even know where to begin. Steve is able to make impossibly complex business issues understandable.
- Logan Smith Riise
Steve coordinated a successful defense when a major competitor tried to kill us in the cradle with their Trademark.
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Inventions and Business
Really, really good at patents! Beyond patents, Steve understands the business world . . .
- Lisa Lloyd
Steve has impeccable skills and a love of innovation and entrepreneurship.
- Brad Taylor
Inventions don't just randomly get patented or invited to Shark Tank. That's why Inventors like you need a plan and an experienced guide ...
Ready for this? I actually want you to do business – and lots of it. I want you to close deals – and lots of them. Innovative businesses . . .
You blend inventive creativity with entrepreneurial energy. You are the visionary who sees a problem and intuitively knows a solution . . .
Congratulations! There’s never been a better time to be an inventor or an entrepreneur (or an innovator -- the combination of both inventor and entrepreneur)!
Today’s inventors and entrepreneurs can do more, faster than ever. Let’s do a quick comparison:
In 2004 a little business called Digg created software that enabled users to like webpages or articles. It took Digg six rounds of funding and $49 Million to create its product and grow. Today, you know them as Facebook’s “like” functions.
Today, Digg’s same functionality (heck, much better functionality) can be created over a long weekend. In fact, most of that time would be devoted to Design. If you have any doubt, just join in on the next Startup Weekend in the area!
Location Advantages: Economic Growth
Dallas, Texas' "bedroom communities" at one time truly were . . . however that may have been the case decades ago, today the entire DFW Metroplex is where the USA goes to do business: from the "5 Billion Dollar Mile" (now, actually having $10 Billion under Development) in Frisco that include the new Dallas Cowboys headquarters, to T-Mobile, Oracle, Conifer Health, Code Authority, Gearbox, Randstad Technologies, Kenexa, Fiserv, to HCL Communications and Level 3 Technologies (to name a few), to Irving's famous names such as Exxon-Mobile, Lockheed, AT&T, and Flour, to Richardson's Texas Instruments, and Fossil, to Plano's JC Penny, Dr Pepper - Schweppes, and a host of other household names, today Dallas - Fort Worth and its notable suburbs are all business destinations (that are also a great places to raise a family).
Speaking of DFW . . . unless you’ve been stranded on a remote island, you’ve probably aware that DFW (Dallas Fort-Worth) is one of the fastest growing area of the United States both in terms of population, as well as economically. Indeed, it's suburbs, including Frisco and McKinney, are consistently ranked in the three fastest-growing cities in the USA, and have been for nearly a decade.
DFW's University Community
The Southern Methodist University, is anchored in Dallas, and it's (SMU) Guildhall located in Frisco offers an array of programs for software video game entrepreneurs ranging from weekend classes, to advanced-degreed programs in game design and development. Collin College's has a Campus in every suburb, and an expansion campus of the University of Dallas (UD). The Guildhall's annual pitch and presentation event is a must-see! The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), located in Richardson, offers an array of programs for entrepreneurs ranging from weekend classes, to degreed programs in entrepreneurship. UTD is also home to an tech-incubator, and frequently hosts special events for inventors and entrepreneurs, such as Startup Weekend, as well as presentations by Dallas Maverick’s owner and Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban.
Area Inventor and Entrepreneur Resources:
In and adjacent to Dallas inventors and entrepreneurs find that resources abound. Tech Wildcatters, the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, Genius Den, and DFW Excellerator are popular 'heart-of-dallas' startup institutions, while in Frisco The North Texas Enterprise Center has become a regional hub for innovative startups, and at Legacy Park you will find WeWork's newest facility. Financial resources also abound, such as the North Texas Angel Network. Oh, and check out LaunchDFW.com!
Whether your dream is just beginning, or your growing as fast as your resources will allow, DFW provides access to the funding you need to grow. From angel networks, to growth capital resources, to venture capital and the public markets, Dallas has the financial resources and professional talent to close your deal.
Launch DFW Is the Go-To Source of Startup Events in DFW
Finding a Patent Lawyer and Trademark Lawyer in Texas
You're probably here seeking a patent or trademark attorney ... well, I'm Steven Thrasher and I've been a practicing patent attorney and trademark attorney in DFW since 2002. And, in that time, I’ve helped hundreds of inventors and entrepreneurs (who I call “Game Changers”) transform their ideas into assets that generate startup funding, gain influence and attention, and earn revenue while escaping the competitive pressures of commodity businesses. Some of our clients have been on television shows like Ellen, Steve Harvey, C NN, Fox News, Fox Business, Shark Tank, and dozens of other programs. We would love to add you to our tribe of happy clients.
In additional to patent applications (including provisional patent applications) and trademark applications, I solve problems related to copyrights and copyright law, web-domain registrations, and intellectual property portfolio development. Also, I coach startups about their basic startup needs as well, including incorporations (including LLCs), and where to go to get reputable and reliable website development, design work, branding, copywriting, financing, and insurance.
In service to the community, my firm Thrasher Associates has been active in the North Texas Technology Business Counsel, Tech Wildcatters, and regularly networks with the North Texas Angle Network and Baylor Angel Network (among other angel investor organizations).
I'm honored that you are considering doing business with my practice. Please take advantage of our free resources, and if you have an idea worth protecting, it's worth your time to pick up the phone can giving me a call.
Steve coordinated a successfull defense when a major competitor tried to kill us in the cradle.
“I had an idea for a product and no knowledge about how to make it a reality. Steve walked me, step by step, through the patent process from beginning to end. Not only did I receive a patent, I also learned so much along the way.”
Steve has impeccable skills a love of innovation and entrepreneurship.
“Steven is the reason for my success! Steven is responsive to questions and requests, he looks after clients with care. Highly recommended!”
Steven has consistently produced tremendous ideas and results.You will never find better.
“When I met Steve, I didn’t even know where to begin. Steve is able to make impossibly complex issues understandable, fast. More than just the law, Steve understands business — hee guided mine Inline image 1through some rough waters with solid business advice. Hire Steve!”