Patent Lawyer serving Plano, Texas
For Businesses and Inventors

I Turn Ideas and Knowledge Into Assets.

Profit: Patents & Trademarks Build Revenue & Influence
Save : Eliminate Months Of Trial And Error
Clarify : Find Easy Explanations For Non-Lawyers
Guard : Protect Your Ideas, Brands & Trade Secrets
Achieve : Prepare For Market Faster


For Startup & Early-Stage Businesses and Inventors We Turn Your Ideas and Knowledge Into Assets

Operate: Can you sell your creations without being sued?
Patent and Trademark Searches Show the Way
Monopoly Profits: Can You Own Your Best Ideas?
Registered Intellectual Property Assets Support Revenue
Fast: Do You Want to Save Months Mistakes of Trying to Do It Yourself?
Protect Your Ideas, Brands & Trade Secrets Professionally

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3 Steps to Start with Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights:

Let’s Look At What You Have

Call or email me to schedule an appointment. If you have an emergency, you’ll be moved to the front of the line.

Let’s Develop a Plan

On a detailed followup call or video conference, you’ll share your business and invention goals. You’ll leave with clarity and a plan for protecting your ideas and turning them into assets.

Your Plan Goes Into Action!

After our followup meeting, you’ll receive a detailed plan. You’ll know what to do, how long it will take, and how much it will cost so you can move forward with confidence.

Inventions & Patents

A patent is a temporary (20 year) right granted by the United States to an inventor, to exclude others from making, using, or selling (and by case law, importing) an ….

Funding & Licensing

A license is a written agreement that grants rights, usually in intellectual property. So, patents (including design patents), trademarks, copyrights and trade ….

Brands & Trademarks

A trademark or service mark can be a word, phrase, logo, design or combination of these that identifies the source of origin of goods or services. A trademark ….

LLCs & Incorporation

Open Source software dominates the libraries of many developers and coders, and may even be incorporated in proprietary development packages, such as ….

From Our Clients


“Steve has impeccable skills and a love of innovation and entrepreneurship.”

Brad Taylor

Inventions and Business

“Really, really good at patents! Beyond patents, Steve understands the business world.”

Lisa Lloyd

Trademark Defense

“Steve coordinated a successful defense when a major competitor tried to kill us in the cradle with their Trademark.”

Charles Gillis

Understands Inventors

“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

You: Inventor, Entrepreneur, or Innovator?

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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 startup 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 entrepreneur and Plano,

Texas is just about the best place in the world for starting your new venture.

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. 

Plano, Texas’ Location Advantages:

Economic Growth 

Plano is just North of the Tech-Corridor area of Dallas, Texas. 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.

With a population of just over 250,000, Plano’s unique high-tech as well as data and telecommunications services industries enabled it to grow and proper during the national recession following the post-2008 real-estate bubble. 

Pro-Business City Government

Plano’s Economic Development Partnership actively recruits and assists businesses with growth and expansion in Plano. Additionally, the Plano Chamber of Commerce is known nationally as one of the strongest. Plano is the place to be as your business takes off!

University Community

The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), located just south of Plano, 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.

Surrounding Area Resources: 

In and adjacent to Plano, inventors and entrepreneurs find that resources about. At Campbell and Central Expressway is The Foundry’s newest facility – The Foundry.

Just down the road is NoD – a co-working space that caters to software programmers and entrepreneurs and home to the 2017 Dallas Startup Weekend.

Whether your dream is just beginning, or your growing as fast as your resources will allow, Dallas 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.

Patent Lawyers and Trademark Lawyers: Plano, Texas

As a patent attorney Plano, Texas, I’ve been practicing patent law and trademark law since 2002. In that time, I’ve helped hundreds of inventors and entrepreneurs (who we 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 my clients have been on television shows like Ellen, Steve Harvey, CNN, 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.

In service to the community, 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). However, unlike much of the country in Plano, Texas patent attorneys are around almost every corner. So, I know you have options and we are honored that you are considering doing business with us.

When you add it all up, Plano, Texas is the perfect place for inventors and entrepreneurs like you to get started, and I’ve designed Thrasher Associates from the ground up to serve clients like you.