Chad Hammerlind



Education and Clerkships

J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 2011, cum laude; Executive Editor 2010-2011, Staff Member 2009-2010, Cybaris (William Mitchell’s IP Law Journal)

B.Bm.E., University of Minnesota, 2006




U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Chad Hammerlind is a counsel in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Austin office of Haynes and Boone. While practicing at Haynes and Boone, Chad has helped clients obtain hundreds of patents including over 120 patents in 2020 alone. His primary practice includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to medical devices, electrical systems, telecommunication systems, Information Technology (IT), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)/drones, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, artificial intelligence/machine learning, geophysics, augmented reality, blockchain, autonomous vehicles, and software.

His practice also focuses on obtaining foreign patent protection from domestically filed patents as well as assisting foreign entities and foreign law firms in entering the US patent system with their foreign filed applications. Specifically, Chad has worked on many Chinese and European applications.

Before joining Haynes and Boone, Chad was a lead IP attorney at a Fortune 50 cloud computing/information technology company. Also, prior to becoming a lawyer, Chad was an engineer in the medical physics and radiation oncology field. He led installations and commissioning of multimillion-dollar radiation oncology treatment systems around the world including imaging systems, patient positioning systems, radiation collimators, and cancer treatment planning software.

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Pro bono trademark work
  • Pro bono work for Georgia Lawyers for the Arts by assisting inventors in patenting their inventions
  • Participant in the Clemency Project and assisted in the early release of prisoners who were serving long sentences for non-violent drug related crimes
  • Volunteer coach for youth soccer, baseball, and basketball


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Chad has experience in technologies including those relating to:

  • Computer software, including streaming applications, artificial intelligence/cognitive computing with Watson, data mining/analytic algorithms, application binary interfaces, data deduplication, and data encryption.
  • Electrical and computing devices, including error detection and corrections circuits, memory systems with SRAM and DRAM, processors, virtual machines, cloud computing, and LBIST circuits.
  • Mechanical devices, including EMI shielding, server racks and doors, electrical connectors, and heat boxes.
  • Medical devices, including heart pacing devices, heart valves, male and female urological devices, implantation devices, ultrasound, and medical imaging technologies.
  • Semiconductor devices, including eFuses, finFETs, transistors, and 3D semiconductor chip structures and connectors.
  • Telecommunications, including personalized content delivery systems, DVR, communications standards, Internet of Things, entitlement systems, and networks.

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