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Herbert J. Hammond

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003

Thompson & Knight LLP

Herb Hammond represents clients in intellectual property matters. He focuses his practice on litigation, licensing, and counseling in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, computer, and entertainment matters. Herb also acts as an arbitrator, mediator, and expert witness in intellectual property and high-tech cases. Herb is the author of the Texas Intellectual Property Handbook (2d ed), a treatise published by Juris Publishing, Inc., covering trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, false advertising, and covenants not to compete as the law is applied in Texas. Herb authors a blog, entitled "Texas Intellectual Property," which provides articles, commentary, and analysis of the ongoing developments in intellectual property law in Texas.


  • Best Lawyers in Dallas (Intellectual Property Law), D Magazine; 2001, 2003, 2005, 2012
  • Chambers USA by Chambers & Partners (Intellectual Property Law); 2004-2012
  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property); 2003-2012
  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Intellectual Property Law; Intellectual Property Litigation; Patent Litigation); 2003-2013
  • The International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers; 2011-2012

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One Arts Plaza, Suite 1500
1722 Routh Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-969-1607
Firm Phone: 214-969-1700

Practice Areas

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent


  • University of New Mexico (BS) (1973)
  • New York University School of Law (J.D.) (1976)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

Organizations & Affiliations

  • The Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court — Vice President
  • State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Section — Secretary
  • Dallas Bar Association Intellectual Property Section — Former Chair, 1998
  • Computer Section of the State Bar of Texas — Former Chair, 1994-95
  • Black's Law Dictionary (9th edition 2009) — Contributing Editor
  • American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators — Member
  • Dallas Bar Foundation — Fellow
  • Dallas Museum of Nature and Science — Advisory Board


  • United States Tax Court