Derrick A. Pizarro

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San Antonio
112 E. Pecan Street
Suite 1800
San Antonio, Texas 78205
210-554-5461 tel
210-226-8395 fax
 

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Derrick Pizarro knows the value of intellectual property and has a clear understanding of technology issues. Derrick assists clients in a wide variety of industries to identify, protect and strategically use intellectual property. Derrick also counsels clients in internet/technology contracting matters, including software licenses, system integration and software development, and data security matters. He has represented clients in patent and trademark prosecution, patent litigation and licensing, IT contracting, and IP-driven corporate transactional matters, to name a few. A licensed patent attorney, Derrick is frequently called on to speak to clients, colleagues and organizations throughout Texas and the U.S. about recent intellectual property issues and trends.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Central Texas Chapter
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Habitat for Humanity, Former Team Leader
  • North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lab, Alumnus, Class of 2007
  • Peacock Boys & Girls Club, Advisory Council, Former Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Member
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association Community Justice Program, Participant
  • San Antonio Bar Association Wills Clinic, Participant
  • State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property Law Section; Chair, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Committee
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Biomedical Research Institute, Founder's Council
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, Center for Innovation and Technology  Entrepreneurship (CITE) $100K Student Technology Venture Competition,  Judge
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics, Advisory Board
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
  • Selected for inclusion as a "Texas Rising Star," Super Lawyers, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012-2014
Certifications
Registered Patent Attorney
Clerkships
Education
  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1997
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Admitted to Practice
  • Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit