Gordon T. Arnold

Gordon T. Arnold

Intellectual Property


BSEE, 1984, University of Texas
Austin, Texas
JD, 1988, University of Houston Law Center
Houston, Texas

Professional Experience

Gordon Arnold is Managing Partner at Arnold & Knobloch, LLP, assisting clients develop intellectual property and commercialization strategies. For over 20 years, he has represented a variety of enterprises in many industries. He has counseled clients in litigation, both in the United States and internationally, on valuation and enhancement of IP portfolios, as well as on avoiding infringement. Mr. Arnold has been the lead attorney in many cases, both for plaintiffs and defendants. 
Mr. Arnold is a Fellow of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Texas Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.  He is past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, said to be the largest organization of intellectual property attorneys in the world. Previously, he served as the Secretary and as a three-year member of the Council of that organization. Mr. Arnold has been the Chair of the Patent Policy Committee of the Section and represented the Section in congressional meetings on funding of the Patent and Trademark Office and patent reform legislation. He is also a Past-President of the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association and is a past Chair of the Patent Law Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He served on the Board of Directors of  that organization until 2009 when he was elected as a Fellow.  He currently serves on the amicus committee of the Association.

Professional Leadership

American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property

  • Chair: 2008-2009
  • Chair Elect: 2007-2008
  • Vice-Chair: 2006-2007
  • Secretary 2005-2006, 2004-2005
  • Council Member 2001-2004
  • Chair, Committee 108, Subcommittee C, Bona Fide Purchaser Defense, 2001-2002
  • Co-Chair, 2000 Annual Meeting CLE Program
  • Co-Chair, 1999 Spring CLE Program
  • Chair, Committee 108, Patent System Policy, 1996-1999
  • Chair, Committee 104, Patent Contracts Other Than Government, 1994-1995
  • Chair, Committee 101, Subcommittee A, Patent Term Length, 1994-1995
  • Chair, Annual Meeting Program Planning, 1992-1993 (Co-chair, 1995-1996)
  • Member, Nominating Committee, 1993-1994

American Bar Foundation

  • Life Fellow 2008-present

American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Fellow 1999-present
  • Board of Directors, 2006-2009
  • Chair, Patent Law Committee, 2004-2005
  • Vice-Chair, Patent Law Committee, 2002-2004
  • Member, Nominating Committee 2003-2004
  • 2004 Mid-Winter Institute Planning Committee

Texas Bar Foundation

  • Life Fellow 2005-present

Houston Intellectual Property Law Association

  • President, 2005-2006
  • President-Elect, 2004-2005
  • Delegate to State Bar of Texas Resolutions Committee, 2004
  • Delegate to National Council of Intellectual Property Law Associations, 2003
  • Secretary, 1993-1994; 2001-2002
  • Amicus Committee, 1996-1997; 1999-2000
  • Member of the Board, 1997-1998
  • Chair Finance and Audit Committee, 1997-1998

Houston Bar Association

  • Co-Chair of CLE Committee, 2004-2005
  • CLE Committee, 1999-2003
  • Law and Arts Committee, 1999-2000


  • Intellectual Property (patents, copyrights, trademarks, litigation)


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