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Patterson & Sheridan, LLP, Adds Four New Attorneys to Houston Office

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P., an intellectual property law firm, has announced the addition of four new associates in the Houston office: Erik A. Knockaert, Donald B. O'Brien, Marcus W. Hammack, and Monique M. Raub.

Knockaert graduated cum laude with both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas and was recently named to the 2007 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star list. Prior to joining the firm, Knockaert was an Associate Attorney at the Houston firm, Porter & Hedges, LLP. At Patterson & Sheridan, Knockaert focuses his practice on enforcing intellectual property rights, including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.

O’Brien obtained his bachelor’s degree in computer science as well as his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, and was previously an Associate Patent Attorney at Setter Roche, LLP, in Colorado. O’Brien concentrates on domestic and international patents in the fields of electronics and computer science.

Hammack received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University and his J.D. from Baylor University. His areas of practice include intellectual property licensing, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, patents, and trademarks. He joins Patterson & Sheridan from Naman, Howell, Smith, & Lee, L.L.P., in Waco.

Raub received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rice University and her J.D. from the University of Texas. She was previously an Associate in the Houston office of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P. Raub focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation.

Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P., is a 60-practitioner intellectual property law firm with offices in Houston, Texas; Palo Alto, California; Shrewsbury, New Jersey; and Summerfield, North Carolina. The firm specializes in all areas of patent law including preparation, prosecution, litigation, licensing, mergers and acquisitions. The firm also concentrates on other areas of intellectual property law such as copyrights, trademarks, opinions, portfolio management, trade secrets and associated licensing. Services include expertise in a variety of technologies and industries for clients in the United States, Europe and Asia. A leader in the field, Patterson & Sheridan was ranked No. 37 out of 353 firms on the list of 2006 Top Patent Firms by IP Today.

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