• Intellectual Property Law

      To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.
    -- Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution

    MIKESKA ANGELO PLLC is an intellectual property law firm focused on the procurement, enforcement, and litigation of domestic and international intellectual property rights.

    We recognize the importance of intellectual property to you, your company, your investors, and your ability to succeed in the marketplace. We also recognize the complexity and cost associated with the procurement and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Perhaps most importantly, we recognize the need for certainty in your intellectual property expenditures.

    To that end, we have built a practice to truly serve client needs by providing expert counsel and professional services in a timely manner and within budget. We offer our clients fixed fees for most patent and trademark prosecution related events. You know exactly how much a project is going to cost, before we start. No surprises, so you can manage your intellectual property portfolio with certainty.

    MIKESKA ANGELO PLLC is located in The Woodlands, Texas (just north of Houston).

  • People

    Basil M. Angelo

    Basil M. Angelo, P.E.

    Managing Member
    Chair of Patent Practice
    Co-Chair of Litigation Practice
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    Lucas T. Mikeska

    Lucas T. Mikeska

    Managing Member
    Chair of Trademark Practice
    Co-Chair of Litigation Practice
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  • Practice Areas

    Patent

    A patent is a property right that confers on the patent owner the right to exclude others from making, using, offering to sell, selling, or importing the patented invention into the United States. Our practice includes all aspects of patent procurement, enforcement, and litigation in the United States and foreign jurisdictions. The practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, opinions of counsel, freedom to operate opinions, patent searches, licensing, management of international patent portfolios, and litigation of patent disputes.

    Trademark

    A trademark is a word, phrase, design, or combination thereof that identifies and distinguishes the source of goods of one party from another. Our practice includes all aspects of trademark procurement, enforcement, and litigation in the United States and foreign jurisdictions. The practice includes the preparation and prosecution of trademark applications, opinions of counsel, trademark searches, licensing, and litigation of opposition proceedings and other trademark disputes.

    Copyright

    A copyright protects works of authorship, such as source code, writings, music, and works of art that have been tanglibly expressed. Our practice includes all aspects of copyright registration, enforcement, and litigation in the United States and foreign jurisdictions. The practice includes the registration of copyrights, license agreements, and litigation of copyright disputes.

    Litigation

    Litigation is the process by which intellectual property rights are enforced. Our practice includes all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets litigation in actions before the USPTO, State and Federal courts, and the International Trade Commission. The practice also includes all aspects of alternative dispute resolution including negotiation, mediation, and binding ADR.

  • News

    2014 | MIKESKA ANGELO sponsored the SEMI Austin Golf Classic Read More

    2014 | "The New Race to the Patent Office" by Basil Angelo published by IE Magazine Read More

    2014 | MIKESKA ANGELO sponsored the SEMI Texas Spring Forum Read More

    2014 | "Patent Law for Scientists and Engineers" (book) by Basil Angelo, Lucas Mikeska, Michichiro Izumi, and Koichiro Nakanishi published by LexisNexis® Read More

    2013 | MIKESKA ANGELO sponsored the SEMI Austin Golf Classic Read More

    2013 | Basil Angelo moderated the SEMI Texas Spring Forum on Driving Semiconductor Profitability Read More

    2012 | Basil Angelo joined the SEMI Texas Steering Committee Read More

    2012 | MIKESKA ANGELO sponsored the TSPE Golf Tournament Read More

    2012 | MIKESKA ANGELO sponsored the SEMI Austin Golf Classic Read More

    2012 | USPTO hosted the Texas Inventors Conference in Austin Read More

    2010 | "Process Patent Pending" by Basil Angelo published by IE Magazine Read More

  • Contact

    21 Waterway Avenue, Suite 300
    The Woodlands, Texas 77380

    Basil M. Angelo Basil@MikeskaAngelo.com
    +1 (281) 783-9095

    Lucas T. Mikeska Lucas@MikeskaAngelo.com
    +1 (281) 783-9096

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    21 Waterway Avenue, Suite 300
    The Woodlands, Texas 77380

    Basil M. Angelo
    Chair of Patent Practice
    Basil@MikeskaAngelo.com
    +1 (281) 783-9095

    Lucas T. Mikeska
    Chair of Trademark Practice
    Lucas@MikeskaAngelo.com
    +1 (281) 783-9096

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  • Basil M. Angelo

    Basil Angelo is a patent attorney and a licensed professional engineer with a depth of real-world technical expertise. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Angelo worked for a decade as an engineer in the computer and semiconductor industries for notable companies such as Apple, Compaq, HP, and Transmeta.

    Today, Mr. Angelo leverages his technical expertise to advocate for his clients and protect their intellectual property. Mr. Angelo’s practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications, opinions of counsel, freedom to operate opinions, patent searches, licensing, management of international patent portfolios, and litigation of intellectual property disputes. In addition, Mr. Angelo advises start-ups in developing a comprehensive intellectual property strategy including funding considerations, licensing, defensive patenting, and enforcement.

    Admissions

    Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas
    Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas
    Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    Admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    Admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    Admitted to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
    Admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

    Professional Affiliations

    Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA)
    Austin Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
    Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
    Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
    SEMI Austin Steering Committee

    Education

    Doctor of Jurisprudence, South Texas College of Law
    Master of Science Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University
    Master of Science Industrial Engineering, University of Houston
    Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering, University of Houston

  • Lucas T. Mikeska

    Lucas Mikeska is an attorney with expertise in varied industries. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Mikeska held various positions in the management and finance industries that give him a real world perspective on business practices in today's dynamic economy.

    Today, Mr. Mikeska uses his business knowledge and technological expertise to assist companies in the developing protectable intellectual property assets. Mr. Mikeska's practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, and copyright matters. In addition to the prosecution of trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Mikeska assists clients in various aspects of brand and intellectual property portfolio management.

    Admissions

    Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas
    Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    Admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    Admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

    Professional Affiliations

    Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA)
    Austin Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

    Education

    Doctor of Jurisprudence, South Texas College of Law
    Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas

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21 Waterway Avenue, Suite 300
The Woodlands, Texas 77380

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