Brooks Taylor prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications with an emphasis in the computer, electrical, mechanical, and optical arts, as well as patents in the areas of medical devices, telecommunications, and optical systems. Mr. Taylor’s practice and experience comprises a variety of industries, including the manufacturing, telecommunication, entertainment technology, and medical industries.  He also drafts validity and non-infringement opinions, technology licenses, and provides litigation support to help enforce the intellectual property rights of a diverse group of clients.

Before entering the field of law, Mr. Taylor was an engineer for twenty-three years, designing communications and control systems and managing software development for Vari-Lite, Inc. Vari-Lite was an entertainment technology company, whose products received three Emmy® awards for Outstanding Achievements in Engineering Development from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Prior to joining Conley Rose, Mr. Taylor worked as senior counsel for Carter Scholer. At Carter Scholer, Mr. Taylor provided infringement, invalidity, and claim construction support, as well as managing technical expert witnesses in more than a dozen patent infringement cases for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Mr. Taylor graduated cum laude from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.  During and after law school, Mr. Taylor was a patent agent, then patent attorney, for the Munck Carter law firm.  Mr. Taylor was then General Counsel and Chief Technical Officer for Parasol Advanced Systems, an early stage startup entertainment technology company located in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Mr. Taylor is a member of the State Bar of Texas. He is also a member of the Intellectual Property Law and Computer and Technology Law sections of the State Bar of Texas.