Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC is a law firm focusing on intellectual property trials and counseling. From Houston, Texas, we work with clients across the country and in varied industries, handling issues with patents and trade secrets to trademarks and copyrights. We don't strive to be bigger than our opponents, only better.

Highly reputable boutique with an enviable track record on the full range of IP matters. Vastly experienced lawyers handle litigation, licensing and patent filings among a host of other matters for clients active in sectors including energy, medical devices and electronics.
— Chambers USA 2016

Tech Focused

Our technical background gives you the cutting edge – gaining a deep understanding of our clients’ technology enables us to provide the best possible IP representation. For any case that concerns technology – patents, trade secrets, contract disputes – we are ideally positioned to provide top notch representation.

Experience Is Key

Well over 100 years of combined experience with patent, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets gives us the breadth of knowledge to tackle the most complex intellectual property issues. In an evolving legal environment, our deep experience is key to developing the best new approaches.

Flexible Approach

We are thoughtful and adaptable in developing our strategies; we understand our clients' businesses, and we approach each case individually to make the greatest impact, using fee arrangements that make sense, from contingent fee to traditional hourly rates.

Nationally Recognized


Chosen as one of six firms nationally by Chambers USA for Chambers USA 2017 Award in Intellectual Property. The Chambers USA Award is based on the research conducted by the Chambers USA editorial staff, and reflects a law firm's preeminence in a practice area. The Award also reflects notable achievements including outstanding work and excellence in client service.

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Awarded Best Law Firms by US News & World Report and Woodward White, Inc. in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017


Chosen as one of Go-To Law Firms® for the Fortune 500® by Corporate Counsel Magazine in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

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Ranked as a Leading Firm by Chambers USA in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.