Ashley Maskus, Associate

Houston, TX

O: 281-724-5654

Balancing
granular analysis with big-picture thinking

Ashley is an engineer turned patent attorney
who doesn’t back down from a challenge. She started at the firm as a summer
associate and part-time intern where she drafted and prosecuted patent
applications, and assisted with pre-litigation strategies. Ashley’s practice
builds on her experience working with biotechnology, semiconductor and wireless
communications clients.

Before joining Patterson + Sheridan, Ashley
worked for American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). As an engineer, she performed
stability-related reviews on behalf of the U.S. Coast Guard to assess aspects
of design such as strength and stability, including risk analysis of ships and
marine structures. Ashley was then promoted to a business analyst position,
where she worked alongside senior leadership in developing company strategy.
This experience gave her an inside perspective on business operations,
trendspotting and the value of performance metrics.

Clients appreciate Ashley’s unique blend of
business acumen, engineering knowledge and legal skills, which allow her to
understand how intellectual property strategy intersects with business goals
and decisions at a high level.

A
lifelong learner and go-getter

Ashley is driven: If there isn’t work to be
done in front of her, she’ll go find some. Her craving to learn something new
every day is what motivated her to pursue a career in IP law, and that passion
continues to fuel her work today.

As a student at the South Texas College of Law
Houston, Ashley graduated in the top 15% of her class and earned the highest
grade in several courses, including Patent Law, Copyright Law and Civil
Pre-Trial Advocacy. She studied ocean engineering at Texas A&M University,
where she was a member of the college of engineering’s honor society. Outside
the office, you can usually find Ashley in a local spin class, hanging out with
family and friends, or cheering on her Aggies, Texans and Astros.

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, South Texas College of Law, 2020
  • B.S., cum laude, Ocean Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2015

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association

Balancing
granular analysis with big-picture thinking

Ashley is an engineer turned patent attorney
who doesn’t back down from a challenge. She started at the firm as a summer
associate and part-time intern where she drafted and prosecuted patent
applications, and assisted with pre-litigation strategies. Ashley’s practice
builds on her experience working with biotechnology, semiconductor and wireless
communications clients.

Before joining Patterson + Sheridan, Ashley
worked for American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). As an engineer, she performed
stability-related reviews on behalf of the U.S. Coast Guard to assess aspects
of design such as strength and stability, including risk analysis of ships and
marine structures. Ashley was then promoted to a business analyst position,
where she worked alongside senior leadership in developing company strategy.
This experience gave her an inside perspective on business operations,
trendspotting and the value of performance metrics.

Clients appreciate Ashley’s unique blend of
business acumen, engineering knowledge and legal skills, which allow her to
understand how intellectual property strategy intersects with business goals
and decisions at a high level.

A
lifelong learner and go-getter

Ashley is driven: If there isn’t work to be
done in front of her, she’ll go find some. Her craving to learn something new
every day is what motivated her to pursue a career in IP law, and that passion
continues to fuel her work today.

As a student at the South Texas College of Law
Houston, Ashley graduated in the top 15% of her class and earned the highest
grade in several courses, including Patent Law, Copyright Law and Civil
Pre-Trial Advocacy. She studied ocean engineering at Texas A&M University,
where she was a member of the college of engineering’s honor society. Outside
the office, you can usually find Ashley in a local spin class, hanging out with
family and friends, or cheering on her Aggies, Texans and Astros.

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