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Spencer Fane Bolsters IP Group With Addition of Henson in Plano

November 2, 2020

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Chad Henson as a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm’s Plano office.

Henson’s practice focuses on all legal matters related to patents, utilizing substantial experience in patent damages to help industry clients, financial institutions, and law firms analyze and solve complex problems at the intersection of law and economics. He has litigated intellectual property cases involving a broad range of technologies, including lighting, optics, wireless networking, machine-to-machine communication, and consumer electronics.

In addition, Henson spent time as senior litigation counsel for a company focused on providing in-house legal solutions to individual inventors and small companies to monetize their intellectual property.

“The Intellectual Property Practice Group at Spencer Fane thrives because our attorneys understand the needs of our clients,” said Paul Sander, Office Managing Partner for Spencer Fane in Plano. “Chad brings valuable insight not only as a seasoned attorney in private practice, but also in the financial realities of the businesses looking to protect IP and trade secrets.”

Before entering private practice, Henson held academic and research positions at nationally recognized institutions around the United States, including the University of Illinois, Washington University in St. Louis, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the Property and Environment Research Center, and the Institute for Humane Studies. He has also served as a consultant to professional and academic research institutions, law firms, and financial services firms, and his scholarly work has been published in leading journals in the fields of law, economics, and finance.

Henson completed his undergraduate studies with academic honors from the University of North Texas before earning his Juris Doctor at the University of Illinois College of Law. He later obtained a Master’s in finance at the University of Illinois College of Business.