Carder’s practice focuses on intellectual property procurement and enforcement, primarily before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Carder represents clients in all stages of the patent process, including prosecution, litigation, and post-grant proceedings. Carder also advises clients in trademark matters, technology commercialization, and entity formations, with an emphasis on start-ups.

Before joining Whitaker Chalk, Carder served as General Counsel for GAP Peptides, LLC, a biotechnology company commercializing novel peptide synthesis methodologies to provide peptides for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. In addition to building and managing the company’s growing IP portfolio and advising the company on all legal affairs, Carder also actively managed company operations and conducted peptide synthesis research in the company’s state-of-the-art laboratory.

Awards & Recognitions

360 West Magazine Top Attorneys 2020, Less Than Five Years in Practice

Greater Fort Worth’s Top Attorneys in the Intellectual Property Category

Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property
Business and corporate law

Associations & Memberships

Tarrant County Bar Association

Order of the Coif

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society


Texas Tech University School of Law, Juris Doctor (2017)

.Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Master of Science, Biotechnology (2017)

Texas Tech University, Bachelor of Arts, Premedical studies, Minors in Chemistry and Spanish (2014)


Bar/Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas (2017)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (2016)

Carder Books joins Whitaker Chalk

The Whitaker Chalk law firm welcomes Carder Brooks.  Carder, a Texas Tech Law grad, focuses his practice on Intellectual Property. ...