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Patterson + Sheridan Names Four New Partners

Intellectual property boutique law firm Patterson + Sheridan, LLP has promoted to partner Robert Brush (Shrewsbury), Carleton Clauss (Greensboro), Puja Detjen (Houston) and Ankur Garg (San Diego).

Robert Brush joined the firm as of counsel in 2014. He previously worked as senior counsel at Hewlett Packard and has in-depth IP knowledge that includes patent prosecution, portfolio management, conducting invalidity and non-infringement studies, writing formal legal opinions, patent reexaminations, and client counseling.

Carleton Clauss joined the firm as an associate in 2010. He prepares and prosecutes patents for some of the largest companies in the software, hardware and networking sectors. Carleton also helps lead a local Boy Scouts of America troop in North Carolina.

Puja Detjen joined the firm as an associate in 2010. She has a corporate background and is a former member of GE’s Operations Management Leadership Program. She currently supports the firm's litigation, patent prosecution and due diligence practices.

Ankur Garg joined the firm as a senior associate in 2016. He previously worked as in-house counsel at Qualcomm and counsels clients on a range of IP matters, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications, infringement and validity opinions, freedom to operate analysis, and post-grant review and reexamination proceedings.

Patterson + Sheridan LLP is an intellectual property law firm with 72 attorneys located in offices in Houston; Dallas; Greensboro, North Carolina; San Diego; San Jose; Shrewsbury, New Jersey; and Yokohama, Japan. The firm celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016.

Patterson + Sheridan offers a broad range of intellectual property services, including preparing and prosecuting patents, representing clients in litigation, dispute resolution, and post-grant proceedings and actions, and providing counseling and strategic insight to clients in a wide variety of industries. The firm has assisted companies in energy, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, clean technologies, communications technologies, complex software, consumer products, electronics and semiconductor technologies, financial technology and business methods, industrial products, internet-related technologies, medical devices and procedures, nanotechnology and optics.