Zac focuses his practice on commercial litigation and intellectual property law. He received his undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) at the University of Oklahoma and spent several years working as a technical resource at a software company that served banks and other financial institutions. Zac counsels software companies on a number of legal issues and is active in the blockchain software community, including the North Texas Blockchain Alliance (NTBA).
Zac’s technical background has been invaluable to clients in disputes that involve some form of technology, including patent litigation and complex trade secret cases. He has handled a variety of patent litigation matters involving computer software, home security systems, video imaging, digital cameras, air purification devices, computer transaction systems, consumer products, and oil and gas exploration equipment. He has also worked with clients at each stage of the supply chain to resolve disputes about, for example, ownership of product designs or the use of proprietary manufacturing processes.
Zac helps his clients protect their intellectual property by identifying relevant assets and then executing a strategy to protect those assets. He has filed a large number of trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and has represented clients in trademark opposition proceedings brought by competitors before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Zac has also worked with clients to seize internet domain addresses registered by competitors in bad faith pursuant to the Uniform Domain Name Registration Policy (UDRP) established by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).