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Gentry McLean

Gentry McLean

Of Counsel

Gentry McLean’s practice at KHMRG is focused on patent prosecution and counseling. She has prepared, prosecuted and litigated patents in subject areas including semiconductor devices and fabrication, electronic circuits, computer hardware, networking technology, digital rights management, processor architecture, and software applications.

Dr. McLean’s academic research involved epitaxial growth of semiconductor materials for electronic and optoelectronic devices. After earning her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, she performed postdoctoral research at the Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung in Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. McLean was an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she taught courses in semiconductor devices and electronics.

Dr. McLean began her patent law career as a technical advisor and patent agent at Conley Rose & Tayon in Austin. After law school, she served as a law clerk for the late Honorable Will Garwood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She practiced as a patent litigator with Vinson & Elkins before returning to a prosecution focused practice.

Contact Info

  • Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Patent and Trademark Office

University of Texas at Austin

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, with honors
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
  • J.D., with honors
  • Chief Articles Editor, Texas Law Review
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