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John A. "Andy" Powell



Andy Powell serves as primary legal counsel in federal court litigation, including patent, trademark, and copyright lawsuits.  Andy also helps clients obtain patent, trademark, and copyright protection for their valuable IP assets.

IP Litigation

Andy has been practicing civil trial law in Texas since 2001.  He was initially admitted to the Western District of Texas in 2003.  Since that time, Andy has served as first chair litigation counsel on multiple patent, trademark, and copyright lawsuits, including cases filed in the Western District of Texas, Northern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, and Southern District of Texas.  Andy has recently been lead counsel on multiple patent cases in the Waco Division and the Austin Division, along with serving as lead counsel on trademark and copyright infringement cases in the Dallas Division and Houston Division. 

Andy also assists clients with other disputed IP matters, such as trademark opposition proceedings and cancellation proceedings in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and trademark disputes concerning infringing websites, including disputes involving the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) that have been decided by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

IP Protection

Mr. Powell is registered as a patent attorney by the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).  He assists clients on a routine basis with preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications at the USPTO.  Mr. Powell also handles trademark applications filed with the USPTO and copyright applications filed with the U.S. Copyright Office.  Additionally, Mr. Powell assists a variety of clients with managing their patent and trademark portfolios, including both national and international IP assets. 

Fraternities / Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Alpha Phi Omega


American Gateways Pro Bono Award, 2022

Outstanding Young Lawyer, McLennan County, Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association, 2012


Civic & Professional

State Bar of Texas

Waco McLennan County Bar Association, 2001 – Present

Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association (President, 2012-2013)

Texas A&M University, Association of Former Students

Baylor Bear Foundation

Rotary Club of Waco

Judge Abner V. McCall Inn of Court

News & Insights

Blog Posts


  • State Bar of Texas, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


Baylor University, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2022

McLennan Community College, A.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2015

  • cum laude

Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 2001

  • Baylor Law Review, Assistant Managing Editor
  • Baylor Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Joseph Milton Nance Scholar

Texas A&M University, B.A. in Chemistry and English, 1997

  • cum laude

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