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Steven Thrasher

Steven Thrasher

I Protect the Assets of Growing Businesses, Inventors and Entrepreneurs.
  • Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property ...
  • Texas, US Patent and Trademark Office
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For over a decade, I've had the privilege of being a provider for many well known businesses, inventors, and institutions who, like you, want to protect their ideas and monetize their inventions. The proof is in the numbers – my clients have received hundreds of patents and millions of dollars in real world results.

Some of my clients, like Semantra and Advanced Search Labs, have used patents to receive angel investments and venture funding. Other clients, such as Lisa Lloyd and Lori Cheek, have appeared on Shark Tank, Ellen, Dr. Phil (for good reasons) and the Steve Harvey Show. Others have chosen to license their inventions and stay in the background, while receiving checks as larger, established companies sell their products in industries ranging from novelty products, to skiing accessories & fishing equipment, to software.

Maybe you want to be on Shark Tank, Dragons Den, or be interviewed by Steve Harvey or Ellen Degeneres, or buy your own product at Walmart, Petsmart or another major retailer . . . or even on Amazon. It takes serious work -- a lot more than 'just an idea.' The odds are already stacked against you. And, if you don't have a plan you chances are pretty much zero. It's doesn't happen automatically, but I have a proven plans and systems (called the E5 Patent, Trademark and Copyright Systems) that can get you there.

I get great satisfaction when I see a client’s face light up when their inventions make it to the shelves of retailers, or through companies like Conair and Fiskers. They'll tell you that nothing compares to the thrill you get when you actually go into a store for the first time and purchase your own product at Walmart, Party City, Lowe’s, or Home Depot.

In the past, I’ve charged by the hour, and sometimes still do -- but not everyone is ready for one on one hourly coaching. So, I’ve spent years dissecting what works and distilling it into systems with mostly flat-rates. I think these systems can work for you, too.

Baylor University
MBA (1997) | Marketing
Activities: Marketing Professor Assistant
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Baylor Law School
J.D. (1996) | Intellectual Property
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Auburn University
B.S.E.E. & Finance (1993) | Software & Digital Electronics
Honors: Dean's Lists; Engineering Honor Society
Activities: Lacrosse; Model UN & OAS; University Program Council
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Professional Experience
Thrasher Associates, LLC
- Current
Founder, Chief Strategy Officer
Advanced Search Laboratories
Proxomo Software, Inc.
White Nile Software, Inc.
Jackson Walker L.L.P
As part of a merger with a boutique patent practice .
Griggs, Robinson, Post, Henderson and Smith
McDonnell Douglas
Articles & Publications
E-Copyright Law Handbook, Chapter 1
Aspen Publishers
Speaking Engagements
The Bilski Decision and Software: Implications and A Path Forward
Software Patents
Open Source and "Freeware" Software
Open Source and "Freeware" Software ... worth the price?
Licensed: US Patent and Trademark Office
US Patent and Trademark Office
Outstanding Organization Director (Board of Directors)
United Inventors Association
Professional Associations
MIT Enterprise Forum of DFW
- Current
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State Bar of Texas  # 00797555
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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US Patent and Trademark Office
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit, debit cards accepted, as well as checks.
Practice Areas
Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Intellectual Property
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Legal Answers
Q. Can the formula for a specific type of concrete be patented?
A: Assuming that you and your patent attorney can argue successfully that it's not obvious to a skilled concrete professional, then yours odds are strong.

Of course, the detailed analysis to gain confidence is complex and requires research, and the process of preparing a patent application and shepherding it through the patent office requires a skilled professional.

You've got a strong idea with technical - and possibly economic - merit, so, your next step is to find a patent attorney who can help guide you through the legal gauntlet.
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Websites & Blogs
Your Ideas Can Become Assets: Patent, Trademark, and Copyright
Learn to make your business thrive and protect your assets
Contact & Map
Thrasher Associates
1350 North Greenville Ave.
Richardson, TX 75081
Cell: (214) 502-5923
Monday: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday: 1 PM - 7:30 PM
Sunday: 1 PM - 7:30 PM