An advocate in the courtroom and before the USPTO
Archibald Cruz is a fierce litigator in Patterson + Sheridan’s Houston office who supports his clients in and out of the courtroom, including going to trial when needed. He litigates, facilitates dispute resolutions, and prepares and prosecutes patents for his clients in matters involving artificial intelligence, machine learning, complex software and information technology.
Archibald is a former three-time Patterson + Sheridan intern eager to join the firm as a full-time associate. Throughout his internships, he drafted motions and memoranda for patent infringement cases and contract cases, conducted pre-suit investigations and supported the firm’s attorneys in litigation matters. He also prepared office action responses to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as a 20-page motion to exclude an expert witness, which was ultimately accepted by the judge in that case.
Prior to his time with Patterson + Sheridan, Archibald worked on business immigration matters as a paralegal for a global labor and employment law firm. The formative experience taught him how to best work with paralegals and the intricacies of their roles.
Blending computer science savvy with patent law
Archibald is a skilled, detail-oriented writer keen on spotting small details that could sway a judge or change the course of a case. As a passionate client advocate, he isn’t daunted by the challenge of taking a matter to trial when it serves the best interest of his client.
Archibald received bachelor degrees in both Computer Science and Liberal Studies & Psychology from the University of Houston, where he helped establish its competitive Mock Trial Association. In addition to serving as president of the Mock Trial Association, he continues coaching undergraduate students in the program to this day.
As a student at Baylor Law School, Archibald successfully tried a medical device IP case from start to finish in a simulated courtroom, learning about claim construction, presenting to a judge and conducting comprehensive discovery as part of the Big Trial capstone of Baylor’s Practice Court program. He was also the Senior Technical Editor for the Baylor Law Review and contributed pro bono research to the Texas Advocacy Program, updating information on Texas jurisdictions to help residents file for protective orders.
When not in the office, Archibald enjoys playing with his three cats. He also likes photographing flowers and trees at local parks, scrapbooking and video games.
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