HOUSTON, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC (http://www.smd-iplaw.com) announced the opening of their new law office at Three Riverway, Suite 900, Houston, Texas. The firm was founded by intellectual property veterans Michael Sutton, Bob McAughan, and Al Deaver, to focus on the representation of their IP clients both domestically and internationally. Their experience includes cases with client interests in the US and around the world, including Canada, Great Britain, France, Norway, Malaysia, Japan, China, Mexico, as well as other countries in the Middle East and South America. Michael Sutton has been previously named as one of the "Top IP Lawyers in Texas," is recognized by Chambers USA as a "top notch IP litigator," has been named as one of the Most Outstanding Lawyers in America for fourteen consecutive years, and achieved two of the "Top Texas Verdicts of 2010." Bob McAughan has been consistently rated a leading IP lawyer by Chambers USA since 2004 and has been ranked as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers" in Texas by Texas Super Lawyers. Al Deaver, the managing partner of the firm, had this comment on the firm's founding: "Mike Sutton, Bob McAughan, and I believe that our client base needed an experienced, efficient, and effective law firm dedicated to IP representation, and Sutton McAughan Deaver was formed to achieve those exact goals for our clients. We also want to thank Corporate Strategies Merchant Bankers in Houston for their assistance in identifying and negotiating the terms for our new offices."