Pehr Jannson brings a combined background of engineering, science and law to The Courtney Firm. Pehr began his career as a computer scientist at Chemshare Corporation and Schlumberger and has programming experience in C, Lisp, FORTRAN, Pascal and other Assembler Languages.
After switching careers to law, Pehr spent 15 years working as a patent/intellectual property attorney for high tech firms including Schlumberger, Ericcson, Hewlett-Packard and Texas Instruments. These companies are known for their sophisticated application of patent law and the high value they place on protecting their intellectual property. Pehr was responsible for directing intellectual property activities for Schlumberger’s Austin Technology Center and Ericcson’s Montreal research facility. For Hewlitt-Packard, Pehr worked with the Computer Systems Lab, Software Technology Lab and the Integrated Circuits Business Division.
Pehr has prepared and prosecuted patents across a wide array of technologies and products including: data communication, data base management systems, data compression, integrated circuit testing, computer architecture, computer printer technology, smart cards, oil-field data modeling and oil-field data acquisition. His experience beyond technology includes a baby cushion/diaper changing pad (U.S. Patent 5,551,108).
Pehr graduated from the University of Houston in 1982 with a BS in Computer Science. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998. He is a member of the Texas (1989) and California (inactive) state bars and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.