Krista Chan, Associate

Courtroom-tested patent lawyer with unique experience in trademarks and beyond

From trademark litigation to patent preparation and prosecution, Krista Chan brings a broad range of IP law experience to Patterson + Sheridan. She has helped clients navigate the patent process for a variety of technologies including consumer products, communication technology, mobile applications and complex software.

Krista has been trusted with unique matters the average IP lawyer doesn’t typically encounter. Unlike many young patent attorneys, she has significant courtroom experience and has represented clients through the entire litigation process, from the cease-and-desist all the way to trial. Krista has also represented clients on a variety of litigation issues, such as trade dress, trade secrets, breach of contract, defamation and libel, and business torts.

A detail-oriented researcher that inventors want in their corner

Clients appreciate Krista’s keen attention to detail, a critical skill when it comes to solidifying or defending a patent. She is a dedicated problem-solver and researcher who takes pride in her ability to find answers to seemingly impossible questions. She knows how to split hairs when needed and catches the important details others may miss.

Krista received her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Her undergraduate studies focused on software engineering, digital signal processing, and microprocessor applications and engineering. Outside of the office, Krista enjoys traveling, playing piano and hiking. Her interests include foreign languages, strategy games, graphic design, and discovering new and interesting foods.

Practice Areas


  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2015
  • B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012

Bar Admissions

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

Professional Affiliations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association IP Section
  • Dallas Bar Association IP Section Young Lawyers Committee
  • Dallas Young Lawyers Association
  • Tech Titans
  • Tech Titans NextGen Committee
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association