Rocky Schwartz has more than 40 years of legal experience on both sides of the docket pertaining to patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes. A Fort Worth native, he is an IP attorney who focuses mainly on federal work.

He has represented clients in intellectual property matters before administrative agencies (i.e., U.S.P.T.O.), in federal district and appellate courts nationwide, and in the International Trade Commission.

Awards & Recognitions

Selected as one of twelve “2011 Power Attorneys” by the Fort Worth Business Press.

Named a “Texas Super Lawyer” for Intellectual Property Litigation for the years 2003-2018. “Super Lawyers” is a Thomson-Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly.

Named Top Attorneys, Intellectual Property, December 2003 through 2018, Fort Worth, Texas Magazine.

Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Texas by the National Trial Lawyers for 2011 – 2017.

Named America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators – 2018

Recognized as a Top Attorney by 360West Magazine 2018

Selected by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of Geneva, Switzerland to be included on WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center’s list of Neutrals [1 of approximately 1000 arbitrators and mediators from 70 countries].

AV-Rated Martindale-Hubbell®: Preeminent™

Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property

– Litigation

– Trademarks

– Trade Secrets

– Patents

– Copyrights

Associations & Memberships

Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

DFW Intellectual Property Law Association

Dallas County Bar Association

American Bar Association

AV-Rated Martindale-Hubbell®: Preeminent™

Tarrant County Bar Association

Reported Opinions

Publications & Presentations

10/06/2017 Deciding Where to File a Case. What Makes a Favorable Venue; Peeking Inside the Decision-Making Process?? Forum: Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference, Moderator

10/19/2016 Rocky served on a panel at the ED TX Bench Bar Conference "Double the Forums; District Court and PTAB and Their Effect on Efficiency, Consistency and Redundancy."

10/25/2015 Rocky served as Moderator at the 2015 Eastern District Bench Bar Conference: "Choosing When and Where to Fight and What to Fight About", Forum: Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference

5/7/2009 Intellectual Property Litigation – Current Trends Forum: Tarrant County Bar Association program on “Breaking Through the Energy and Economic Crises: Regulatory Changes and Emerging Issues”

11/13/2008 Aggressive Legal Strategies for Defending the Family Jewels Forum: Fort Worth Intellectual Property Law Association Luncheon Speaker

11/18/2002 Texas Digital Systems, Inc. v. Telegenix, Inc. Update Forum: 40th Annual Institute on Intellectual Property Law, Institute of Law and Technology of the Center for American and International Law, Dallas, Texas (Impromptu Dialogue)

5/10/2001 Litigation In A Changing Business World - Are You Ready? Forum: Intellectual Property Law, High Tech Panel, Texas Bar CLE

4/19/2001 Intellectual Property 2001, Strategic Considerations for Corporate Counsel Forum: American Corporate Counsel Association

6/21/2000, All Hat and No Cattle Forum: United States Bankruptcy Trustee Program, Tri-Regional Seminar


  • JD University of Texas School of Law (1973)
  • BSME University of Texas, with honors (1971)

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Texas Bar (1973)
  • Colorado Bar (2012)
  • US District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California
  • US District Court for Colorado
  • US District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
  • Registered US Patent and Trademark Office

Rocky Schwartz Recognized as a “Best Lawyer 2019”

Richard L. "Rocky" Schwartz was named to the 2019 Best Lawyers list in the area of Trademark Law. Recognition by...

Rocky Schwartz – Served as moderator at E. Dist TX Bench Bar

Rocky Schwartz served as moderator at the Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference.  "Deciding Where to File a Case....

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...

Rocky L. Schwartz Moderator at Eastern District Bench Bar Panel

Rocky L. Schwartz served as the Moderator for "Deciding Where to File a Case.  What Makes a Favorable Venue; Peeking Inside the...

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...

Rocky L. Schwartz served as Moderator at the 2015 ED Bench Bar Conference

Rocky L. Schwartz served as the Moderator for "Can Collegiality and Professionalism Survive in a World of Sanctions" that was presented at the 2015...

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...

The Bear Wars Continue …

In the latest round of skirmishes in the trademark dispute pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern...

Rocky Schwartz, assisted by Tom Harkins, wins 9th Circuit Trademark Appeal

Titaness Light Shop LLC  (“Titaness”) sought a declaratory judgment in the case of Titaness Light Shop LLC v Sunlight Supply,...

Richard “Rocky” L. Schwartz has been Recognized as a Super Lawyer for 2014 by Thomson-Reuters

Richard "Rocky"  L. Schwartz has been named a Super Lawyer in  Intellectual Property Litigation by Thomson-Reuters. Super Lawyers is a...

The Bear Wars

We represent a small NJ Company, Diece-Lisa Industries [DLI], that claims that Disney …. through its use of the Lots-‘O-Huggin’...

Rocky Schwartz and Tom Harkins Achieve Defense Verdict in a Major Computer Software Copyright Infringement Case

In a case lasting well over 3 years ( filed August 31, 2007), Rocky Schwartz, as assisted by Tom Harkins,...

Whitaker Chalk Attorneys Recognized as Top Attorneys by Fort Worth City Magazine

Thomas Brandon, John Allen Chalk, David Childress, Clark Cowley, John Fahy, Charles Gunter, Bruce McGee, Hunter McLean, Vernon E. Rew,...