Gavon Augustus (“Austin”) Renfroe is a native of Birmingham, Alabama who serves as Counsel to Roberts & Roberts, PLLC. In addition to serving as Counsel to Roberts, & Roberts, Austin serves as Corporate Counsel & IT Manager at E.A. Renfroe & Company in Birmingham, Alabama. Austin previously served as an Associate at Howrey, LLP in Houston, Texas working on intellectual property law issues and focusing on patent prosecution. Austin’s practice focuses on intellectual property law issues and patent and trademark prosecution.

Areas of Focus

Professional Affiliations:

The State Bar of Texas
The District of Columbia Bar
United States Patent Bar
Delegate to the JPO Liaison Council
AIPLA IP Practices in Japan and Europe, Committee Member
Houston IP Lawyers’ Association
Houston Bar Association
American Society of International Law
Phi Alpha Delta, Texas Bar College
Rotary Club of Birmingham
The Marley Memorial Foundation

Education:

Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
Doctor of Jurisprudence, TI:GER IP Program – Patent Track, Dean’s List, ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in IP, Order of Emory Advocates Inductee
Temple University Japan School of Law, Tokyo, Japan
Pierce Law Intellectual Property Institute, Cork, Ireland
The University of Texas, Austin, TX
Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering & Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, Engineering Honors Program, National Merit Scholar

Publications:

“Federal Circuit Review: Lucent v. Gateway and Microsoft.” AIPLA Annual Conference, Japan Committee Meeting (Oct. 21, 2009).
“Change of Venue in the Eastern District of Texas and Beyond.” AIPLA IP Practice in Japan Spring Delegation Meeting in Tokyo, Japan (April 21, 2009).
“Trademark Infringement Cases in the U.S. and Europe Involving eBay, Inc.” AIPLA Mid-Winter Conference, Japan Committee Meeting (Jan. 27, 2009).
“An Analysis of Acumed v. Stryker and Sanofi v. Apotex.” Howrey Federal Circuit Roundtable (Jan. 26, 2009).
Employee Non-Competition Law. Thompson/West, 2009, Editing Assistant.