Brian K. Yost

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Applies Common Sense to Technical Issues



Brian K. Yost, a native Texan, is an outdoorsman, nature lover, baseball enthusiast, and, by some standards, a bit of a “geek”. Mr. Yost first saw Fort Worth while meeting his grandparents in their TCU-area home the day after he was born. He visited family in the area often, and following graduation from Texas Tech Law, he and his childhood sweetheart, Leigh Ann, decided Fort Worth was the ideal place to work and to raise a family.

With over 35 years of legal experience, Mr. Yost is a registered Patent Lawyer by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His clients range from entrepreneurs with little or no experience to large corporations with multinational intellectual property portfolios. Mr. Yost believes in the importance of positive personal relationships. Committed to being readily accessible to clients, Mr. Yost knows his clients need the best possible patent and trademark information and advice.  Mr. Yost strives to communicate that guidance clearly and in a timely manner. Fully committed to meeting and exceeding client expectations, Mr. Yost is proud that so many of his clients return to him repeatedly for guidance and assistance with their intellectual property protection needs. He works hard to be the best patent and trademark lawyer for his clients and to earn their trust and loyalty every day.

  • Education
    • St. Edwards University, (B.B.A. 1985)
    • Texas Tech University, (J.D. 1988)
  • Court Admissions
    • Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office
    • United States Supreme Court
    • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
    • United States District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • Awards & Recognition
    • “Top Attorneys” by 360 West Magazine (2020 – 2024)
    • Rated AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
    • “Texas Super Lawyers – Intellectual Property” by Thomson Reuters, (2011, 2012, 2015-2019, 2021, 2022, 2023)
    • “Super Lawyers” by Thomson Reuters, (2005 – 2019)
    • “Top Attorneys” by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, (2003 – 2010, 2015, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023)
    • “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters, (2004)
  • Published Works
    • “Patent Pending – Steps to Obtaining a Patent”, Research Texas (October 2009)
    • “Five Steps to Managing Intellectual Property”, Research Texas (October 2008)
    • “Cousins of Change Take Aim at Patents”, Fort Worth Business Press (February 18, 2008)
    • “Qwerty Questions:  Where did those keys really originate?”, By Geoff Mantooth and Brian Yost, Fort  Worth Business Press (October 1, 2004)
  • Memberships
    • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    • Fellow, Tarrant County Bar Foundation
    • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Community Involvement
    • Cancer Care Services, Board Member, (2009)
    • Intellectual Property Section, Vice – Chair, Tarrant County Bar Association (2008-2009)
    • Texas Board of Law Examiners, Consultant, (2007-Present)
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