Ken Sidelinger

Ken Sidelinger

Managing Partner, IP Commercialization

Austin, Texas
Ext: 134

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Ken Sidelinger has joined the firm's Austin office as Managing Partner - IP Transactions. Ken is a trusted legal advisor to executive management, especially for technology-based businesses. Ken has worked for such blue-chip law firms and companies as Vinson & Elkins, BMC Software, and Intel/McAfee, as well as fast-growing Fintech startups like Leeyo Software and HighRadius Corporation. Ken is a “roll up the sleeves leader” who will be spearheading the development of Nolte's new IP Transactions practice, with a heavy focus on Startups and Small to Medium Businesses.

With the addition of Ken, we can help our clients commercialize and receive value for their IP – effected through an “IP Transaction.” Our IP Transactions Group will focus on providing strategic vision and a deep but practical understanding of your business needs – by pinpointing where you are in the IP Lifecycle for your products and services - from the development phase, to the sales & marketing phase, to the operations phase, and finally, to the end of life/exit phase. Ken is a fantastic transactional resource, from crafting simple English-language form contracts to drafting and negotiating unique documents for complex IP Transactions, bringing a business-centric, “Getting to Yes” approach to enable our Clients’ success.


IP Commercialization
IP Transactions – Contracts
Legal Department Management – Start-Ups & SMBs
Copyright Law
Trademark Law
Trade Secret Law
Patent commercialization


State Bar of Texas


South Texas College of Law, JD
Rice University, BA – Legal Studies, Management, Economics, Philosophy


ARTICLE 1 of the ​IP LifecycleTM Series
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Navigating Through the Forest –Information System Agreements – Computer Section Reporter, The State Bar of Texas, 1992
Navigating Through the Forest – Hospital Information System Agreements – HealthSpan Magazine, 1992

Areas of Practice

No matter the size of the client, Nolte Lackenbach Siegel Intellectual Property Law Group strives to provide the most value-added, cost-effective services tailored to the needs of each client and each client's matter.


We offer a full range of patent services across all major fields of technology. Through our relationships with patent law firms around the world, we can assist with all of your international patent needs.​


Among the top 10 filers nationwide, our trademark department handles: searching, filing, prosecution and maintenance – both domestically and internationally.​

IP Commercialization

Once our clients create and protect their valuable IP, we help them in all stages along their path of Commercializing that IP for Success!

Advertising & Promotions

From counseling to dispute resolution we help ensure that our clients comply with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines as well as best practices


​We successfully represent clients in infringement matters both in and out of court. The Litigation department's experience extends to all areas of Intellectual Property.​


From preparation and filing to enforcing registered rights, our Copyright department specializes in avoiding infringement of third parties, licensing, copyright acquisition issues, and more.​​​