Slayden Grubert Beard PLLC

Business-forward intellectual property law

Slayden Grubert Beard (SGB) is a Premium Law Firm Offering a Complete Range of Intellectual Property Services to Vanguard Companies and Individuals.

Worldwide, we strengthen innovation by crafting intellectual property legal solutions tailored to our clients’ business goals. We are trusted advisors to global industry giants, Fortune 100 companies, innovative start-ups, and creative individuals. Our successes span courtrooms, administrative trials, and appeals. Our European practice engages directly with the European Patent Office without local counsel. We offer a proven track record of legal excellence, technical expertise, and a business-forward approach.

Our Philosophy: Client-Focused, Collaborative, and Efficient. At SGB, Clients Come First.

Our collaborative style and proven legal experience allow us to craft efficient, results-oriented strategies to achieve the most favorable outcome.

Practice Areas

Protection, Transaction, Litigation

SGB is a One-Stop-Shop of Practical, Efficient Legal Strategies for those Who Seek to Strengthen their Creative and Technological Assets.

SGB executes a full range of business-forward IP legal strategies to strengthen innovation. Our footprint of success covers a broad spectrum of technologies, industries, and legal services including worldwide intellectual property protection and licensing; European IP acquisition and administrative proceedings; US federal, state and administrative trials and appeals; media law and worldwide media production incentives.

Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation in Numerous Federal District Courts across the U.S.
  • Appeals before the United States Courts of Appeals, including the Federal Circuit (CAFC)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediations, and Arbitrations
  • Domain Name Disputes
  • Trade Secret Litigation and Appeals in State and Federal Court
Administrative Trials & Proceedings
  • Section 337 Proceedings before the United States International Trade Commission (ITC)
  • Administrative Proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Administrative Trials and Appeals before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)
  • Administrative Trials and Appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)
  • European Patent Office Oppositions and Appeals
  • German Patent Office Oppositions
European Patent Practice
  • Dual Licensed European and U.S. Patent Attorney
  • Patent Acquisition Directly before European Patent Office
  • Patent and Trademark Acquisition Directly before German Patent and Trademark Office
  • Validate European Patents and PCT Applications Directly in Europe
  • European Patent Portfolio Counseling and Management
  • European Licenses and Monetization
  • European Patent Portfolio Due Diligence
  • European Patent Office Oppositions
  • German Patent and Trademark Office Oppositions
  • Unified Patent Court Litigation
Patent Prosecution
  • Prosecution
  • Reexaminations
  • Reissue Proceedings
  • Appeals to the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Patent Prosecution and Validation Directly before European and German Patent Offices
  • Utility and Design Patents
IP Counseling & Asset Management
  • Intellectual Property Due Diligence, Mergers, and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property Opinions and Counseling
  • Patent Mining and Mapping
  • Intellectual Property Portfolio Management
  • Asset and Portfolio Audits
Licensing & Technology Transactions
  • Licenses and Monetization
  • Cooperative and Joint Agreements
  • Transfer Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets
  • Trademark and Copyright Registration
  • Trademark, Copyright, and Trade Secret Counseling
  • Trademark Litigation and Appeals in U.S. State and Federal Courts
  • Administrative Trials and Appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Trademark Prosecution Directly before German Patent and Trademark Office
  • False Advertising
  • Counterfeiting/Gray Market Goods
  • Trade Secret Litigation and Appeals in State or Federal Courts
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
Domain Name Disputes
  • Domain Name Litigation
  • ICANN Uniform Dispute Resolution
Entertainment & Media Law
  • Music, Film, and Media Licenses and Agreements
  • Production Agreements
  • State and International Production Tax Incentives
  • Monetization of Tax Incentives

Technologies & Industries

Smart on technology, strategic on business and successful legal solutions.

In Today’s World, Technology Drives Business and Intellectual Property Strategy Drives the Bottom Line.

Our team creates legal solutions to safeguard innovation and strengthen business objectives. SGB efficiently steers clients through the maze of legal options.

Areas of Expertise

  • Automotive
  • Business Methods
  • Chemicals & Chemical Processes
  • Consumer Products
  • Electronics & Robotics
  • Electrical & Computer Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Industrial & Heavy Machinery Materials Science & Engineering
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical Device
  • Oil & Gas
  • Software & IT
  • Sourcing & Technology
  • Semiconductors & Integrated Circuits
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities

Our Team

Our legal solutions strengthen innovation. Sgb has delivered 20 years of consistent, tangible results for clients worldwide.


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Five SGB Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Texas Best Lawyers

SGB is proud to announce that four of its attorneys have been listed among Texas’s best in the Best Lawyers 2024 Texas publication. These attorneys are: Brian C. Banner (Austin: Litigation – Intellectual Property) R. William Beard (Austin: Litigation – Intellectual Property) Joseph D. Gray (Austin: Patent) Bruce W. Slayden II (Austin: Litigation – Intellectual…

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Slayden Grubert Beard PLLC Welcomes Accomplished Patent Attorney

Slayden Grubert Beard PLLC (SGB) is pleased to announce that Brett Thompsen has joined the Firm as a shareholder. Mr. Thompsen is an accomplished patent attorney with over 14 years of experience handling matters before the United States Patent & Trademark Office, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board, and in district courts around the country.  He…

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