Dr. John M. Taboada offers a unique perspective and approach to the protection of intellectual property. For over a decade, he has run a high tech company focused on creating unique high tech instruments and solutions for a variety of industries, including health and military related applications. He co-founded Taboada Research Instruments, Inc. in 1999 while finishing his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Early in the company’s life, Dr. Taboada realized the importance of intellectual property and the special need for its protection. After completing his Ph.D. in 2000, he enrolled in law school. In 2003, he received his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Taboada’s practical business experience, legal know-how, and educational experience brings a different level of understanding and appreciation to the filing and prosecution of patents and trademarks, as well as patent licensing agreements. He is licensed to practice before the Texas State Courts, the US District Court Western District, the US District Court Eastern District, and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.