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Kelly Stephens

Kelly Stephens has been a licensed attorney in the State of Texas since 1985. He graduated with a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1979 and received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 1985. He has extensive experience in personal injury, business, and intellectual property litigation. In addition, he has been instrumental in the formation and startup financing of a number of companies.

Prior to beginning the practice of law, Kelly worked as a manufacturing and design engineer in the oil field service industry.

He has over 30 years of trial experience, conducting in excess of 30 state court jury trials and federal jury trials. Over one-half of the federal trials have been patent infringement cases including technologies from oilfield tools, processes, systems, computer hardware and software, and methods of doing business. Mr. Stephens has been successful in representing both plaintiffs and defendants, with an emphasis in commercial and patent jury trials.

Outside of his law practice, Kelly is an avid outdoorsman spending much of his free time hunting and fishing.

Pro Bono

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Has participated in three committees at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo over the last 28 years, including (1) 4 years as a captain and 3 years as a vice-chairman on the Jr. Swine Auction committee over 12 years on that committee; (2) 26 years as a committeeman on the Agricultural Mechanics committee; and 6 years a committeeman on the Commercial Exhibits committee.

Houston Ducks Unlimited

Has served on the committee organizing and producing the annual Houston Ducks Unlimited Dinner event from 1987 to 2008 and was the dinner chairman and zone chairman in 1994.

Boy Scouts of America

Has served on committee organizing and producing the annual Boy Scout Sporting Clays Shoot to benefit inner-city youth here in Houston for the past 8 years.

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Client Counseling
  • Business Dispute Resolution
  • Trade Secrets
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1985
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., Ocean Engineering, 1979

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Matthew Juren

Matt’s legal practice covers all aspects of intellectual property with a particular focus on patent infringement litigation, inter partes review, and patent prosecution. His experience ranges from oilfield tools to electronic technologies such as televisions, cellular phones, microprocessors, memory systems, and digital signal and image processing. He also has experience procuring and enforcing trademarks and copyrights for his clients and assisting his clients with protection of their trade secrets.

Before forming Stephens Juren, PLLC, Matt practiced intellectual property matters for more than 14 years in the DFW IP boutique of Nelson Bumgardner Albritton P.C. and the Houston IP boutiques of Matthews Lawson, PLLC, CEP IP, and Stephens | Domnitz | Meineke, PLLC. During his practice Matt has presented numerous oral arguments to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C. and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Matt has also argued as first chair at several patent claim construction hearings.

Matt earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Houston Clear Lake and has an Associate degree in Mathematics. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. Matt is admitted to practice in the State of Texas and the Federal District Courts of Texas and is a registered patent attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


  • Patent Prosecution and Litigation
  • Inter Partes Review and Post-Grant Proceedings
  • Trademark Prosecution and Litigation
  • Copyright Prosecution and Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Appeals


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Understanding Your Requirements

With over 40 years combined legal experience, Kelly Stephens and Matthew Juren joined to form Stephens Juren PLLC in 2022. We are dedicated to serving the Intellectual Property needs of our clients nationally. Our philosophy stems from the belief that our clients deserve personal attention, ethical treatment and exceptional representation.

Prepared to Represent You

Successful representation requires a thorough understanding of the law and meticulous preparation. Beyond our academic credentials and legal experience, we invest in continuing legal education and training to ensure that our knowledge of federal law is current and accurate.

Focused on Your Needs

Open attorney-client communication is the other ingredient of successful representation. To properly represent your interests, we spend the time to learn about your needs and goals. We also work to translate “legalese” into understandable terms so you are clear about your legal standing and options and can fully participate in the legal process. In Stephens Juren PLLC, you have a legal champion truly dedicated to your welfare.

Bound by High Ethical Standards

At Stephens Juren PLLC, adherence to a strict code of ethics guarantees your ethical treatment in all matters. Our commitment to developing lasting relationships with clients means gaining their trust through integrity in everything we do. We believe effective representation does not require ethical compromise, and we have a reputation for creative and aggressive representation to prove it.

Ready To Help

We are ready to put our knowledge to work for you. Call or email to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation initial consultation. We look forward to learning about you and how we can make your legal life easier.

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