Joe Lenart – Partner

Mr. Lenart concentrates his practice on the development and enforcement of intellectual property. 

Practice & Background

Mr. Lenart is a registered patent attorney with experience representing large corporate clients as well as smaller early-stage organizations in a wide range of intellectual property matters.  Mr. Lenart develops and implements strategies in domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution, opinions, licensing, acquisition, litigation, and IP portfolio strategy.

Prior to forming KLS, Mr. Lenart was a partner at Biggers and Ohanian LLP, an intellectual property boutique specializing in patent development and enforcement.  Before that, Mr. Lenart was a patent attorney at another intellectual property law firm in Austin.  In both firms, Mr. Lenart was responsible for preparing and prosecuting hundreds of patent applications and providing strategic advice and counsel to in house counsel of various corporations.

Before attending law school, Mr. Lenart worked for several years as a software engineer in numerous industries, most recently in a senior level position with an international telecommunications company.   As a software engineer, Mr. Lenart worked on projects involving enterprise software development, performance analytics, application frameworks, and kernel development. 

Mr. Lenart received his B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. from Southern Methodist University where he graduated cum laude.