A native of San Antonio, Texas, Gary
R. Maze attended both RICE UNIVERSITY in Houston, Texas and the
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS at AUSTIN, Austin, Texas before graduating from
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY, in Dallas, Texas with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in May 1977, at
which time he was named the Ed. M. Harrington Outstanding Co-Op
Student. After spending many years working for aerospace and computer companies, Mr.
Maze attended and graduated from the SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW, Houston,
Texas with a Juris Doctor degree in December, 1994. During law school Mr Maze was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award (Torts II) and
was consistently listed on the Deanís List.
Registered to practice before the United States Patent
and Trademark Office, Mr. Maze is licensed in Texas state
courts and in the following Federal Courts: U.S. District Courts of S.D. Texas, E.D. Texas, W.D.
Texas, and the D.C. Colo.; the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals;
and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to founding Maze IP Law, PC in 2014, Mr. Maze was a Shareholder with Berenbaum Weinshienk PC, a regional law firm in Denver, Colorado,
where his practice focused on intellectual property, including
litigation, patent matters, and trademark matters.
Prior to that, Mr. Maze was a partner (via Gary R Maze PC) in the
Houston, Texas office of Duane Morris LLP, Houston, Texas
where his practice focused on Intellectual Property law, emphasizing
patents (prosecution, litigation, opinions), trademarks
(prosecution, litigation, opinions), trade secrets, and copyrights.
In addition, Mr. Maze handled
numerous general commercial litigation matters.
Maze began his professional career in 1974 working as an engineer
for LTV, Inc., in Dallas, Texas, focusing on electro-optics design
and testing, including FLIR systems. In 1977 he joined TRW
Controls, Inc., in Houston, Texas, as an engineer and programmer specializing in
systems test development and quality assurance testing, software
control and data acquisition and systems.
Maze joined Datapoint, Inc., in San Antonio, Texas, working
first as a software developer, and then manager, of a group responsible for test
tool software development, software system testing, and software quality
assurance testing. He later spent four years as a
Product Line Manager responsible for Datapoint's personal computer
and local area networking products product lines.
1987, Mr. Maze left Datapoint and joined ICOT, Inc.'s Mobile, Alabama
offices as Vice President, Marketing and Technical Support,
responsible for marketing, data communications division; SNA/SDLC
and S/3x data communications products.
1988 Mr.Maze left ICOT with two others to form Datanet
International, Inc.. Serving as its President, Mr. Maze was responsible for management of the
company as well as for all software
development and implementation; personal computer sales/service;
systems integration and support; data communications integration and
support; credit union system software; and custom
In 1991, Mr. Maze returned to Texas as a Regional Business
Development Manager for ARTISOFT, Inc., a pioneering local area
networking company, leaving them shortly thereafter to attend South
Texas College of Law.