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Charles Gunter has extensive experience in all phases of intellectual property law. That includes representing clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices. He successfully helps clients obtain patents and counsels clients regarding patent litigation matters, both for the plaintiff and for the defendant.

With a chemical engineering degree from Auburn University, Charles has particular expertise in oil field chemical, mechanical and metallurgical processes, plastic pipe extrusion and sealing gasket technologies and, more recently, in the area of biomedical processes and devices. He has represented clients in patent interferences, reexaminations and reissues, protests and in public use proceedings. He also has considerable experience in trademark registration, trademark oppositions and cancellations and in trademark infringement matters.

Awards & Recognitions

Named a “Texas Super Lawyer” in Intellectual Property for 2006 – 2017. “Super Lawyers” is a Thomson-Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly.

Named a Top Attorney in Intellectual Property by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine for 2018.

Recognized as a Top Attorney by 360West Magazine 2018

Named one of Fort Worth Business Press “Elite 100” Top Attorneys in Tarrant County in 2003, 2004 & 2005.

AV-Rated Martindale-Hubbell®: Preeminent™

Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property

Associations & Memberships

Tarrant County Bar Association (Century Club Member)
-Intellectual Property Section (Founding member and past chair)
Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow)
Dallas/Fort Worth Patent Association (Past President)




  • JD University of Alabama
  • BS Auburn University

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Texas Bar (1981)
  • Alabama Bar (1975)
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Registered Patent Attorney, US Patent and Trademark Office
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Whitaker Chalk Attorneys Selected as 2017 Super Lawyers

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC proudly announces 13 of our attorneys have been selected as 2017 Super Lawyers by Thomson...

Whitaker Chalk proudly announces 29 of 36 attorneys selected as “2017 Top Attorneys”

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC proudly announces 29 of our 36 attorneys have been selected as "2017 Top Attorneys in Tarrant...

13 of 34 Whitaker Chalk Attorneys Selected as 2016 Super Lawyers

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC proudly announces 13 of our 34 attorneys have been selected as 2016 Super Lawyers...

11 Attorneys Named to 2015 Super Lawyers

Whitaker Chalk has 11 named to 2015 Super Lawyers List. Congratulations to John Allen Chalk, David Flowers, Charles Gunter, Tim...

Charles Gunter Leads Panel Discussion on Intellectual Property Issues

Charles Gunter led a panel discussion on intellectual property issues affecting colleges and universities at the 19th Annual Texas Higher...

Charles Gunter has been Recognized as a Super Lawyer for 2014 by Thomson-Reuters

Charles Gunter has been named a Super Lawyer in  Intellectual Property by Thomson-Reuters. Super Lawyers is a Thomson-Reuters service printed in...