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