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September 20, 2022
Patterson + Sheridan’s Summer Internship ‘Confirmed My Passion for IP’
Published in Texas Lawyer | Written by Maria Jimenez | September 19, 2022 As I was growing up, I quickly learned the importance of being versatile to accommodate my family’s…
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May 09, 2022
Patterson + Sheridan, LLP Receives 2022 Mansfield Rule Certification
Patterson & Sheridan, LLP is proud to announce that on Thursday, May 5, 2022, Diversity Lab named Patterson & Sheridan, along with 25 midsize law firms as recipients of the…
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November 05, 2021
Congratulations to Jerry Selinger, AIPLA President’s Outstanding Service Award Recipient
Congratulations to Jerry R. Selinger for being honored with the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) President’s Outstanding Service Award at the 2021 annual meeting. The award was in recognition…
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August 23, 2021
Patterson + Sheridan Signs 2021 HBA Gender Fairness Commitment Statement
The Houston Bar Association has garnered signatories from 67 local law firms including Patterson + Sheridan, LLP to revise the HBA’s 2021 Gender Fairness Commitment Statement. The statement was last…
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June 14, 2021
Albright Urged to Triple $13M Verdict in Payment IP Fight
Albright Urged To Triple $13M Verdict In Payment IP Fight By Tiffany Hu Law360 (June 10, 2021, 10:23 PM EDT) — U.S. District Judge Alan D. Albright has been asked…
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June 03, 2021
PATTERSON + SHERIDAN, THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & TECHNOLOGY LAW FIRM, ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER JEFF SPIERS
Jeff Spiers has joined intellectual property and technology law firm Patterson + Sheridan LLP as chief executive officer. He will be located primarily in the Houston office of the firm.…
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June 01, 2021
Patterson + Sheridan Sponsors Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel
Patterson + Sheridan, LLP is proud to co-sponsor the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles’s (WLALA) upcoming diversity and inclusion panel held virtually on Thursday, June 10. The panel will…
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May 27, 2021
PATTERSON + SHERIDAN RANKED #18 IN HARRITY ANALYTICS LIST OF TOP PATENT FIRMS OF 2020
PATTERSON + SHERIDAN RANKED #18 IN HARRITY ANALYTICS LIST OF TOP PATENT FIRMS OF 2020 Intellectual property law firm Patterson + Sheridan has been ranked #18 by the Harrity Analytics…
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May 24, 2021
Welcome our 2021 Summer Associates
Patterson + Sheridan LLP is pleased to announce our 2021 Summer Associates. This will be the firm’s largest summer associate group in its 25 year tenure. We are welcoming 16…
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May 21, 2021
Patterson + Sheridan wins jury verdict in W.D. Tex., Waco Division
Congratulations to the Patterson + Sheridan litigation group who secured a jury verdict of willful patent infringement related to point-of-sale system technologies. CloudofChange filed suit against NCR Corporation in August…
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Federal Circuit Summary for Week Ending September 2, 2022
Best Medical International, Inc., v. Elekta Inc., No. 2021-2099, 2021-2100 (Issued: August 26, 2022, Modified: August 29, 2022); (precedential) (3-0);Patent No. 6,393,096 Key point(s): The Board has jurisdiction in an…
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Federal Circuit Summary for Week Ending August 19, 2022
Click-to-Call Technologies LP v. Ingenio, Inc, No. 2022-1016 (August 17, 2022) (unanimous decision, precedential); Patent No. 5,818,836 Key point(s): 35 U.S.C §315 (e)(2) estoppel prevents an IPR petitioner from litigating…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending August 5, 2022
Samsung Electronics, et. al. v. Dynamics, Inc., No. 2021-2352 (August 2, 2022) (nonprecedential); Patent No. 8,127,153 Key point(s): • For purposes of a record for appeal, the Board’s analysis is…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending July 8, 2022
Tris Pharma, Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL, Inc., No. 2021-1495 (July 7, 2022) (nonprecedential); Patent No(s). 8,465,765; 8,563,033; 8,778,390 Key point(s): • A hypothetical, aspirational disclosure in prior art may…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending June 24, 2022
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Accord Healthcare, Inc. , No. 21-1070 (Jun. 21, 2022) (precedential) (2- 1); Patent No(s). 9,187,405 Key point(s): • For a negative claim limitation, the specification must…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending June 10, 2022
In re Kiely, No. 2022-1076 (June 8, 2022) (nonprecedential); Patent Application No. 11/634,624 Key point(s): • A proper Markush claim incorporates a closed list of specified alternative limitations and the…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending June 17, 2022
University of Massachusetts et al. v. L’Oréal S.A., No. 2021-1969 (June 13, 2022) (precedential) (3-0); Patent No(s). 6,423,327 & 6,645,513 Key point(s): • If the patentee believes the patent examiner’s…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending May 20, 2022
Google LLC, v. IPA Technologies Inc., No. 2021-1179, (May 19, 2022) (precedential) (3-0); U.S. Patent Nos. 6,851,115 (’115) and 7,069,560 (’560) Key point(s): A complete Duncan Analysis is required to…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending May 6, 2022
In re ZTE Corp., No. 2022-122 (May 5, 2022) (nonprecedential) Key point(s): • Arguments should be addressed in the body of a brief; arguments incorporated in a footnote are not…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending June 3, 2022
ClearOne, Inc. v. Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc., No. 2021-1517 (June 1, 2022) (precedential) (3-0); Patent No. 9,565,493 Key point(s): • Just because a claim term is susceptible to more than…
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Federal Court Decisions

Federal Circuit Summary for Week Ending September 2, 2022
Best Medical International, Inc., v. Elekta Inc., No. 2021-2099, 2021-2100 (Issued: August 26, 2022, Modified: August 29, 2022); (precedential) (3-0);Patent No. 6,393,096 Key point(s): The Board has jurisdiction in an…
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Federal Circuit Summary for Week Ending August 19, 2022
Click-to-Call Technologies LP v. Ingenio, Inc, No. 2022-1016 (August 17, 2022) (unanimous decision, precedential); Patent No. 5,818,836 Key point(s): 35 U.S.C §315 (e)(2) estoppel prevents an IPR petitioner from litigating…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending August 5, 2022
Samsung Electronics, et. al. v. Dynamics, Inc., No. 2021-2352 (August 2, 2022) (nonprecedential); Patent No. 8,127,153 Key point(s): • For purposes of a record for appeal, the Board’s analysis is…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending July 8, 2022
Tris Pharma, Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL, Inc., No. 2021-1495 (July 7, 2022) (nonprecedential); Patent No(s). 8,465,765; 8,563,033; 8,778,390 Key point(s): • A hypothetical, aspirational disclosure in prior art may…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending June 24, 2022
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Accord Healthcare, Inc. , No. 21-1070 (Jun. 21, 2022) (precedential) (2- 1); Patent No(s). 9,187,405 Key point(s): • For a negative claim limitation, the specification must…
Read More

Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending June 10, 2022
In re Kiely, No. 2022-1076 (June 8, 2022) (nonprecedential); Patent Application No. 11/634,624 Key point(s): • A proper Markush claim incorporates a closed list of specified alternative limitations and the…
Read More

Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending June 17, 2022
University of Massachusetts et al. v. L’Oréal S.A., No. 2021-1969 (June 13, 2022) (precedential) (3-0); Patent No(s). 6,423,327 & 6,645,513 Key point(s): • If the patentee believes the patent examiner’s…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending May 20, 2022
Google LLC, v. IPA Technologies Inc., No. 2021-1179, (May 19, 2022) (precedential) (3-0); U.S. Patent Nos. 6,851,115 (’115) and 7,069,560 (’560) Key point(s): A complete Duncan Analysis is required to…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending May 6, 2022
In re ZTE Corp., No. 2022-122 (May 5, 2022) (nonprecedential) Key point(s): • Arguments should be addressed in the body of a brief; arguments incorporated in a footnote are not…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending June 3, 2022
ClearOne, Inc. v. Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc., No. 2021-1517 (June 1, 2022) (precedential) (3-0); Patent No. 9,565,493 Key point(s): • Just because a claim term is susceptible to more than…
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