Ryan S. Davidson, Partner

With over thirteen years in the patent field, Ryan Davidson draws on his diverse experience both in private practice and as in-house counsel to provide exceptional client service, with an emphasis on patent procurement and patent licensing. Ryan began his career as a law clerk in the Washington, D.C. office of a large general practice firm, where he benefited from a breadth and diversity of patent-related projects, as well as from direct access to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In the course of his practice, Ryan has worked with a wide variety of companies, including Advanced Micro Devices, AT&T, Conexant Systems, Dell, Freescale Semiconductor, General Electric, Motorola Mobility, Nortel Networks, and ViXS Systems. More recently, Ryan developed a keen understanding of the pressures and constraints often experienced by clients through his in-house role as senior patent counsel at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), where he was responsible for development and management of AMD’s sizeable patent portfolio, including management of numerous outside counsel. As a principal at Davidson Sheehan LLP, Ryan brings this experience to bear though the delivery of high-quality work product with a focus on responsiveness to client needs.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE:

  • U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution
  • Patent portfolio management
  • Patent licensing
  • Non-infringement and invalidity opinions
  • IP due diligence

TECHNOLOGIES:

  • Computer architecture
  • Memory architecture
  • Graphics and video
  • Telecommunications and networking
  • Radio frequency (RF) and wireless design
  • Analog, digital, and mixed signal circuits
  • Human-machine interaction (HMI)
  • Software and databases
  • Medical devices
  • Business processes

ADMISSIONS:

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

EDUCATION:

  • J.D., The University of New Mexico School of Law
  • B.S., Computer and Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University
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Adam D. Sheehan, Partner

Adam Sheehan has over seventeen years of experience in the patent field, both in patent procurement and patent enforcement. Early in his career, Adam represented large and sophisticated clients in patent infringement disputes, both in litigation in the federal courts and in alternative dispute forums. For over nine years Adam has brought these experiences to provide a unique perspective in patent procurement and patent licensing. Adam has represented a wide variety of companies, including Freescale Semiconductor, Advanced Micro Devices, AT&T, Samsung, Dell, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, NCsoft, and ViXS Systems. As a principal at Davidson Sheehan LLP, Adam’ s background in both patent procurement and patent enforcement helps the firm deliver high quality patent work coupled with excellent client service.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE:

  • U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution
  • Patent portfolio management
  • Patent licensing
  • Non-infringement and invalidity opinions
  • IP due diligence

TECHNOLOGIES:

  • Computer architecture
  • Memory architecture
  • Graphics and video
  • Telecommunications and networking
  • Radio frequency (RF) and wireless design
  • Analog, digital, and mixed signal circuits
  • Computer and video gaming
  • Software and databases

ADMISSIONS:

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

EDUCATION:

  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law
  • B.S. – Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
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Allen Torng, Associate

Allen has over eight years of experience in the patent field, focusing on patent prosecution and counseling on the strategic use of patents. Allen draws on his engineering and legal experience to serve clients in complex technologies and fields. Allen has worked with a wide variety of companies, including Advanced Micro Devices, Apple, CA Technologies, Halliburton, Micron Technology, University of Texas, and University of Houston.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE:

  • U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution
  • Non-infringement and invalidity opinions
  • IP due diligence

TECHNOLOGIES:

  • Software
  • Graphics and video
  • Optics
  • Medical devices
  • Oilfield technologies

ADMISSIONS:

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

EDUCATION:

  • J.D., University of of Texas School of Law
  • B.S. – Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
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Mark W. Sincell, Ph.D., Patent Agent

Mark Sincell has developed superior technical, interviewing, writing, and negotiating skills from more than two decades of experience in computational and theoretical physics, science writing, and patent preparation and prosecution. Mark’s experience in these diverse fields enables him to provide exceptional client service and operate effectively as a “border person” facilitating communication between inventors, in-house counsel, and the USPTO. Mark’s practice is devoted to patent prosecution matters, particularly in the fields of wireless communication, computer architecture, and semiconductor fabrication. In the course of his practice, Mark has worked with clients including Alcatel-Lucent, Advanced Micro Devices, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Dow Corning, Spansion, Legerity, Zarlink, UniPixel, Western Geco, Lockheed Martin, University of North Texas, Symbol Technologies, Sun Microsystems, Chevron Services, Medtronic, Micron Technology, Apple, IBM, Vanderbilt University, and Nokia.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE:

  • U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution

TECHNOLOGIES:

  • Wireless communication
  • Computer architecture
  • Semiconductor fabrication
  • Energy
  • Optics
  • Medical devices

ADMISSIONS:

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

EDUCATION:

  • Ph.D. – Astrophysics, The Johns Hopkins University, Astrophysics
  • M.S. – Physics, The Johns Hopkins University, Physics
  • B.S. – Physics, The University of Southern California
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Miriam L. Martinez, Associate

Mira Martinez has over fourteen years of experience in the patent field, and an additional four years of experience as a law clerk to a federal district court judge. Mira has litigated patents for some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated corporations, including Samsung, Sony, Lenovo, AMD, and Bosch. During her clerkship, Mira experienced litigation from the perspective of a court, both at the district court and appellate levels. More recently, Mira served as patent counsel to a publicly-traded patent licensing company, which deepened her understanding of the business aspects of patent licensing and enforcement. Mira’s extensive background enables her to produce a high quality work product and deliver exceptional client service.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE:

  • U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution
  • Patent portfolio management
  • Patent licensing
  • Non-infringement and invalidity opinions
  • IP due diligence

TECHNOLOGIES:

  • Memory architecture
  • Graphics and video
  • Telecommunications and networking
  • Analog, digital, and mixed signal circuits

ADMISSIONS:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

EDUCATION:

  • J.D. – The University of Texas School of Law
  • B.S. – Physics, University of Texas at Austin
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