Intellectual Property Attorney

Attorney Rachel Greene steers her clients to build and execute IP strategy aligned with their business goals. She is a strategic business counselor with an engineer’s mind, an attorney’s spine, and a mother’s heart. Rachel’s advice is rooted in hard-won experience helping identify and prioritize technology for IP attention, often in difficult circumstances and with limited resources. Rachel helps her technology-leader clients execute IP strategy by navigating the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), negotiating with suppliers and investors, and establishing trade secret procedures and policies. She focuses on helping her clients build a thoughtful IP strategy to not only solve whatever problem exists in the moment, but also to serve their overall business long term goals.

“I love advocating for my clients, especially when we have articulated how their technology development matters to their business goals and how the technology at hand will shape future technology.”

Rachel doesn’t believe that the practice of patent law needs to be cold, stuffy, rigid, or boring. She is enthusiastic about helping people who use technology to solve thorny problems, particularly in the industries of chemical manufacturing, chemical product development, alternative energy, automation of mechanical processes, artificial intelligence, oilfield services, and chemical engineering generally.

Ms. Greene received her Juris Doctorate degree (J.D.) from the University of Houston in 2003. Even before she graduated, she had begun preparing draft patent applications as an intern at ExxonMobil. She has spent more than 15 years honing her craft as an intellectual property attorney in south Texas, representing clients directly in private practice in Houston at a patent transaction firm then at an intellectual property litigation firm and serving as in-house counsel at Schlumberger, a leading international energy technology company.

Now, Rachel has launched her own intellectual property law firm with the goal of partnering with clients who need strategic IP leadership support. Her gaze is set on the horizon, always looking for ways to help her clients plan for the future of their business. She is excited about how the provision of legal services in the intellectual property industry is evolving and will be a leader in that industry as it grapples with how to better align with technology development companies and the overall community that benefits from their work.

The Descendant of Tinkerers with a Mind for Engineering IP

Rachel Greene’s approach to intellectual property is based on a lifetime of analytical thinking and her education and life experience. The daughter of an electrical engineer, and the granddaughter of mechanics and tinkerers, Rachel developed a natural affinity for science and understanding how things work. Raised in Ponca City, Oklahoma, she also came to understand the value of property ownership and community stewardship. Today, this translates into a unique perspective on alternative energy technologies and efficiency improvements in oil and gas processing and chemical manufacturing.

Rachel received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia. She worked as one of the few female chemical engineers at BASF for three years before attending law school. With this background in engineering, oil & gas, and chemical processes, Rachel Greene has begun to build a legacy in the practice of intellectual property law. In parallel, her family has purchased land in west Texas, a region she is learning more about with an emphasis on land management and thoughtful agricultural processes. She has carried her family and individual history forward, and is committed to making space for diverse IP lawyers and innovators to change the landscape of technology development and intellectual property law for decades to come.

Ms. Greene brings this same visionary thinking to each of her clients. She prioritizes supporting and rewarding technology innovations that help people and the environment. She has an eye on the future of the intellectual property industry and of her clients’ businesses. Rachel is always looking at how each patent application, or copyright filing will fit into her client’s long-term business plan and IP strategy. She gets excited talking to inventors and innovators about their scientific work, and wants to help them use intellectual property protections to create a strong foundation to build their business.

Build a Relationship with Rachel Greene

If you have a new idea, invention, or application and are ready to build a relationship with a skilled and experienced IP lawyer, contact GreeneIP today to schedule a meeting.

Attorney Rachel Greene, At a Glance

Bar Admissions
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Experience
  • Greene IP, LLC (2021 to present)
    • Founder
  • Schlumberger (2008 – 2021)
    • Managing Intellectual Property Counsel, Well Construction Fluids and Equipment
    • Product Group Intellectual Property Counsel, Well Services and Coil
    • Intellectual Property Counsel, Schlumberger Doll Research Center
    • Intellectual Property Attorney, Pressure Pumping and Chemistry
  • Howrey LLP (2006 – 2008)
    • Associate Attorney, IP Practice Group
  • Patterson & Sheridan (2003 – 2006)
    • Associate Attorney
  • BASF (1997 – 2000)
    • Chemical Engineer
Education
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D. (2003)
  • University of Virginia, B.S. Chemical Engineering (1997)
Volunteer Contributions
  • HIPLA Member and Supporter (2003-2010, 2013 to present) Scholarship Committee Co-Chair 2022-23
  • State Bar of Texas IP Section Member (2004 to present) and Patent Committee Member (2021 to present)
  • Lone Star Legal Aid Volunteer (2006-2008, 2020 to present) Fort Bend County Volunteer of the Year 2021