Gene Pierson is a patent attorney located in Austin, Texas. and is registered before the US Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the Virginia Bar Association. Before opening his own office in Austin, Texas, Gene worked at a top #5 ranked patent law firm in the United States. He brings knowledge and experience from working at a top tier law firm to the Austin, Texas start-up community. He has provided intellectual property assistance as a patent attorney for a wide range of clients, from small start-up companies to large corporations. The following is a partial list of clients for whom he has provided intellectual property services: Alcatel-Lucent, Samsung, Tom-Tom Navigation Systems, Hamilton Beach … and other locally based companies here in Austin and throughout Texas, including TrueCar, FreeScale Semiconductors, Bazaarvoice, and OpenText.