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PATTERSON + SHERIDAN, IP & TECHNOLOGY LAW FIRM, PROMOTES ABEL REYNA IN WACO AND SEPP ZANGENEH IN SAN DIEGO TO PARTNER

Intellectual property and technology law firm Patterson + Sheridan LLP has announced the promotion of Abel Reyna in the Waco office and Sepp Zangeneh in the San Diego office to the level of partners in the firm. Abel Reyna came to Patterson + Sheridan with more than 20 years of experience in criminal litigation. As a former two-term district attorney of McLennan County, Reyna handles complex business, intellectual property and criminal litigation. With a broad range of technical knowledge in the fields of software, artificial intelligence and machine learning, telecommunications, and medical devices, Sepp Zangeneh focuses his practice on strategic IP portfolio development and management and counsels clients of all sizes, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies.

“We have been so impressed with the outstanding work of both of these remarkable attorneys,” comments founding partner and managing director Todd Patterson. “With their depth of knowledge and experience, they provide exceptional service to our clients. We are proud to promote both of them to partner.”

In 2010, Abelino “Abel” Reyna was elected McLennan County district attorney, defeating an incumbent who had held the office for 20 years. Before his election as district attorney, Abel Reyna was in private practice, first with his father and then as managing partner of the Reyna firm, handling criminal defense and general litigation. Abel earned his B.B.A. from Baylor and his J.D. from Baylor University School of Law.

Sepp Zangeneh earned his B.A. from UCLA, his M.S. in computer science from the University of Illinois, and his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law. Clients in many different technical fields seek Sepp’s counsel in developing and managing defensive and offensive IP portfolios. Sepp is also often called upon to provide invalidity, non-infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions.

Further, he is regularly engaged by clients to lead invention harvesting sessions and assess where R&D resources ought to be spent to strategically develop IP and effectively block competition. Sepp has also built an expertise around advising clients on how to navigate subject matter eligibility concerns when filing and prosecuting patent application involving software.

Patterson + Sheridan LLP is an intellectual property and technology law firm with over 70 attorneys in seven offices located in Houston, Dallas and Waco, Texas; San Jose and San Diego, California; Shrewsbury, New Jersey and Greensboro, North Carolina. The firm specializes in the protection of clients’ assets and rights, by providing a variety of services including patent preparation and prosecution, trademark and brand protection, litigation, technology licensing, portfolio and risk management, and assistance with mergers and acquisitions. With seven offices located across the country, Patterson + Sheridan is able to provide greater service, value, and expertise locally, while maintaining a recognized national presence and international reach needed to achieve clients’ business goals.