Lucas Kinard



Education and Clerkships

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Rice University, 2014

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2009


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2016


Lucas Kinard is a patent agent in the Richardson, Texas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. Prior to joining the firm, Lucas spent several years in the oil and gas industry. While there, he gained significant in-house IP experience, and by working closely with the R&D teams, this position supplemented his already strong technical background including in the areas of chemicals, biotech, and mechanical and materials engineering.

Lucas has experience managing patent preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international applications through all stages of the process. Having worked in corporate IP, Lucas understands the demands facing in-house attorneys and patent agents, which enables him to represent his clients by understanding IP issues from the client’s perspective and completing tasks with a holistic mindset. Lucas has extensive experience advising engineering and upper level management on IP matters, and he has worked with hundreds of inventors from around the world in order to secure valuable IP assets.

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