Kyril Talanov’s practice focuses on intellectual property matters, including patent and trade secret litigation, involving a variety of technologies, such as oilfield drilling and completion tools, smart phones and medical devices.  Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Talanov was a process engineer in the areas of oil, gas, and petrochemicals technology.

Prior to joining AZA, Mr. Talanov practiced as a litigation associate at Winston & Strawn, representing both small clients as well as Fortune 100 companies.  While in attending the University of Houston Law Center, he assisted with patent prosecution at an IP boutique firm, focusing on chemical and mechanical technologies, such as oilfield drilling tools and fluids, polymers and plastics, catalytic reactions and distillation processes, and consumer products.  Mr. Talanov also interned for Justice Tim Taft at the First Court of Appeals of Texas.

He has also represented clients in various civil litigation matters including commercial disputes as well as pro bono divorce, immigration, and civil rights.

Mr. Talanov has 5 years of industry experience as a process engineer with Exxon Mobil and Black & Veatch in the areas of oil, gas, and petrochemicals, including olefins and aromatics, syngas, utilities, gas processing and desulfurization, and LNG.  His responsibilities included engineering design of large grassroots facilities, de-bottleneck projects, and technical support for chemical plant and refinery operations. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering, cum laude from Texas Tech University


  • University of Houston Law Center., J.D., 2010
  • Texas Tech University, B.S. in Chemical Engineering, cum laude, 2002


  • Texas


  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA)


  • Mr. Talanov is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian.

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