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Gregory Porter

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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Intellectual Property




Greg Porter has extensive experience representing and advising companies in all aspects of patent, copyright and trade secret law, including acting as lead counsel in successful jury trials and preliminary injunction hearings, as well as advising on patent procurement and designing around competitor's patents. Greg also has counseled Fortune 500 clients on the creation and management of their patent portfolios, led IP due diligence teams for major merger and acquisition transactions and participated in contested patent office proceedings such as inter partes reviews and reexaminations. Greg is also a frequent contributor to the firm’s CAFC blog (, reviewing the latest IP decisions at the Federal Circuit

Over the years, Greg has successfully litigated cases in a diverse range of technologies from oil field tools to polymers, telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals. Greg has drafted and prosecuted chemical, oil field and biotech patents. In 2014 Greg successfully defended Imaging Solutions of Australia against a multi-million dollar copyright infringement claim first winning summary judgment on all plaintiffs’ claims and then obtaining a jury verdict and substantial award on client’s counterclaims. Previously, Greg successfully defended Dyna-Drill Technologies in a 13-day jury trial against a damages claim by Kennametal of nearly $60 million for alleged trade secret misappropriation, tortious interference, and breach of contract.


  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Houston Bar Association 


  • JD, 1994, cum laude, Capital University
  • BS, 1991, Chemistry, with honors, Indiana University

United States: Intellectual property

Patent: prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings)

Within: Patent: prosecution (including reexamination and post-grant proceedings)

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP‘s ‘responsive’ team delivers ‘thorough work’ and ‘is willing to go the extra mile’. With experience in devising offensive and defensive patent portfolios, the team regularly assists large corporates, start-ups and non-profit entities. Washington DC partners Ping Wang and Daniel Shanley as well as Houston’s Gregory Porter are the main contacts. Apple engaged the team with the representation in an IPR involving a semiconductor memory device and in the electro-mechanical sector, the group assisted the University of Tennessee Research Foundation with the prosecution of domestic and international patents. Nichia recently joined Toyota, Sony and Image Processing Technologies on the client roster. Michael Levy is now in-house counsel at Bayer HealthCare, Douglas Rommelmann left for Bracewell LLP and Sean Wooden joined Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. Michael Ye joined Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP.

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Patents: licensing

Within: Patents: licensing

The ‘very responsive’ team at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is ‘willing to go the extra mile’ and has in-depth experience in technology licencing matters. Jeff Dodd and Edward Colbert, based in Houston and Washington DC respectively, direct the team which includes the ‘creative’ and ‘thorough’ Washington DC-based Ping Wang who has ‘deep understanding of drug patenting’. Other practitioners to note are Gary Abelev and Michael Lennon in New York, Shawn O’Dowd in Washington DC and Gregory Porter in Houston. In a recent highlight, the group advised Dr. Jack Arbiser and his company Natuderm on the negotiation of several licences and option agreements with pharmaceutical companies in the dermatology sector. Sean Wooden joined Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and Michael Ye joined Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP.

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