Alberto received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston (1989), and a J.D., cum laude, from Tulane Law School (1996). Alberto was a Project Engineer in the petrochemical industry for several years before attending law school. His law practice began in 1996 when he was recruited by the national law firm of Michael, Best, & Friedrich LLP and assigned to its Intellectual Property Practice Group (which consistently ranks among the top IP practices in the nation).In 1998, he transferred to Texas and to the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP. During his time with Fulbright, Alberto engaged in litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, legal opinion drafting, and transactional matters. He then switched to an Intellectual Property boutique practice when he joined the Morris Law Firm, PC (later Morris & Amatong, PC) in 2004 and subsequently, when he established The Amatong Law Firm, PLLC in 2007.
Alberto has experience and expertise in all aspects of Intellectual Property Law, with emphasis on managing international intellectual property portfolios, including over twenty years of patent and trademark prosecution and enforcement, and representing clients in complex transactions involving technology assets. Alberto has worked on legal matters concerning: patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition; internet law; commercial disputes and litigation; contract drafting and commercial transactions; legal opinions; and due diligence and infringement and validity studies. Alberto’s practice regularly utilizes close interaction with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and, in the last twenty years, with foreign associates (and national patent and trademark offices) in almost every jurisdiction throughout the world in matters involving the prosecution, defense, or enforcement of patent or trademark rights. Alberto has drafted or prosecuted patent applications in at least the following technologies: oilfield; energy production and handling systems; drilling and exploration; sensors and instrumentation; consumer products; footwear designs; structural materials; power tools; engines; material handling; software and computing technology; and medical devices.