• J.D., The George Washington University, National Law Center, Washington, D.C., 1975
  • B.S. in Engineering, University of Missouri at Columbia, 1970

License to Practice

  • Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Specialties and Courses

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Computer and Internet Law


Charles Hanor is a managing partner at Hanor Law Firm PC, specializing in intellectual property law including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, antitrust, computer and internet law and related intellectual property law including litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Hanor graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1980 and teaches there as a practicing professor of law in intellectual property including patent law, trademark law, copyright law, antitrust law and computer and internet law.

Before becoming a managing partner at Hanor Law Firm PC, he was a partner at Gunn Lee & Hanor, P.C. from 2001 to 2002, a partner at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. from 1991 to 2001, a shareholder at Cox & Smith Incorporated from 1977 to 1991 and an associate at Pravel, Wilson & Gambrell from 1975 to 1977.

He also worked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. as a law clerk and briefing attorney to Chief Judge Howard T. Markey from 1972 to 1975 and as an examiner for group unit 337 at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from 1970 to 1972.

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Bar Foundation
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