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Chuck Landrum

Charles "Chuck" Landrum


  • JD, University of Houston Law Center, 2006

  • Ph.D, Molecular Biology/Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2000

  • MS, Plant Breeding, Texas A&M University, 1994

  • BS, Biochemistry, Texas A&M University, 1989


  • Texas State Bar

  • US Patent & Trademark Office

Key Industry Sectors

  • Biotechnology, Life sciences, and Healthcare

Practice Areas

Memberships and Activities

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

  • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)

  • Special Olympics, Volunteer

My Story

Chuck’s scientific background (including chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics) and legal experience (20+ years preparing and prosecuting patents) helps clients assess current technologies, prepare patent applications as needed, and prosecute patent applications in the US and abroad, as well as managing patent portfolios. As a patent attorney his patent prosecution experience includes patent preparation, patent prosecution, due diligence, patentability analysis, freedom to operate analysis, and patent strategy formulation and implementation.

Chuck has drafted provisional and non-provisional patent applications in various fields, including small molecule therapeutics, vaccines, protein therapeutics, nucleic acid therapeutics, gene therapy, DNA sequencing, protein folding algorithms, herbal therapeutics, DNA microarray analysis, chemical processes, and medical devices.

As patent attorney, Chuck understands complex technologies and communicates effectively with academic experts as well as technology transfer teams. He frequently counsels universities, scientists and inventors.

His recent significant cases include:

  • Viral and expression vectors

  • Medical devices

  • Biologics (Nucleic acid, peptide, and protein)

  • Small molecule therapeutics

  • Gene therapies

  • Vaccines

  • Therapeutic methods

  • Herbal food supplements


Hobbies and Family

Chuck has been married to Barbara Garland Landrum for over 24 years. They have two sons. Tanner who is currently beginning his career with the Marine Corp, and Cooper who is a member of Bowie High School FFA (raising chickens and pigs for show) and the Capital City Soccer club. Chuck enjoys playing poker, gardening, playing and watching soccer, playing golf, and watching his Texas A&M Aggies play football during the fall.


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

512 539 9776

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