Trampas A. Kurth, Of Counsel

Trampas assists clients in all areas of patent law and practice, including litigation, opinions of counsel, technology transactions, patent portfolio analysis, and patent prosecution. Trampas’ litigation experience includes patent cases involving wireless and wireline network equipment and software, pre-paid calling cards, smartphone features, battery technology, computer processors, voice recognition technology, and semiconductors. He has litigated patent infringement cases in various district courts throughout the country, including the Eastern District of Texas, the Northern District of Texas, and the Northern District of California. He has experience in all aspects of patent litigation, including pre-suit investigation, discovery, invalidity, Markman proceedings, and summary judgment. Trampas also has experience in patent inter partes reviews.

Trampas’ patent prosecution experience includes drafting and prosecuting patents in the areas of semiconductor fabrication, computer graphics hardware and software, telecommunications equipment and software, wireless systems, and mechanical devices. He advises companies to help them identify and protect their intellectual property. He helps clients develop strategies and procedures for building and maintaining a valuable patent portfolio. Trampas also has provided invalidity and noninfringement opinions of counsel to clients.

While in law school, Trampas was an MVP2 Student Fellow in Law and Economics and an articles editor for the Chicago Journal of International Law.

Prior to working at Patterson + Sheridan, Trampas was a patent attorney with a large firm in Dallas. Before beginning his legal career, he was a telecommunications consultant for Ernst & Young, where he worked on technical and regulatory projects for clients in the wireless and wireline industries. These projects included auditing regulatory reports for multiple telecom providers and analyzing the internal software systems for one of the country’s largest wireless carriers. During college, Trampas worked as an intern for an electronics company, where he helped design and implement testing equipment for SCSI controllers.

Trampas is also active in the IEEE, the Dallas Bar Association, and his college and law school alumni associations.

Practice Areas


  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2006
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Kansas State University, 2001

Bar Admissions

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