Patent attorney who draws on his engineering background
As an associate in Patterson + Sheridan’s Houston office, Chance Siller helps clients protect their intellectual property assets across a number of industries. He prepares and prosecutes patent applications involving semiconductors mechanical materials, energy technology, machine learning, industrial products, as well as oil and gas services. He believes securing one’s intellectual property is essential to a competitive market, as it keeps inventors developing groundbreaking technologies.
Leveraging his engineering background, problem-solving skills and technical interests, Chance is able to draft comprehensive applications that meet his client’s goals. As a field engineer, Chance worked in Navisworks 3D models and used Excel analysis to streamline time and materials costs. He also designed mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems for deadline-driven engineering deliverables in the commercial building industry. Now he brings the dedication and precision he learned in the field to his patent drafting process.
While pursuing his law degree at South Texas College of Law, Chance interned for a senior U.S. district judge and a federal magistrate judge. These experiences taught him how to analyze cases, prepare documents and review filings while honing his writing skills.
A client-focused approach to IP law
Chance’s diverse background has developed him into an active listener who takes a holistic approach to his work. He listens to what his clients are trying to accomplish with their patents and develops a legal strategy that accomplishes their business objectives. When he’s handed new technology, Chance does a deep dive until he understands the minutiae of what the inventors are trying to patent. He believes it is critical to fully understand technologies and the breadth of what is being patented in order to better resolve IP challenges.
When he is not working, Chance likes 3D printing, hunting and fishing with his Labrador Retriever, Jess. He can also be found at volunteer events for Ducks Unlimited, The Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo, The Ion or the Emeril Lagasse Foundation.