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Awards & Accolades


SKIERMONT DERBY LLP was honored as an IAM Patent 1000 firm by Intellectual Asset Management in The World’s Leading Patent Professionals every year since 2014.

SKIERMONT DERBY LLP was honored as the Leading Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Intellectual Property Firm of the Year–Texas.

SKIERMONT DERBY LLP was named the 2019 IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year–Texas by Global Law Expert.

SKIERMONT DERBY LLP received the Winner–Impact Case of the Year Award at the Managing IP Global Awards 2019 for Berkheimer v. Hewlett Packard.

SKIERMONT DERBY LLP received a Gold rating from IAM Patent 1000, a list of top intellectual property litigation firms.

Founding partner Paul Skiermont was named to the IAM Global Leaders 2020.

Paul Skiermont has been awarded the LMG Life Sciences/Managing IP “Life Sciences Star–Patent Litigation” every year since 2012, one of only seven (7) attorneys in Texas to be so honored.

Partner Sarah E. Spires was named one of the PTAB Bar Association’s Top 50 Women in 2019.

Partner Mieke K. Malmberg was named to the Federal Circuit Bar Association Global Fellows program in 2019.

Paul Skiermont received a Gold rating from IAM Patent 1000 IP, a list of the best intellectual property litigators in Texas.

Partner Sarah Spires was invited to join the 2020 Class of the Dallas Bar Association’s WE LEAD (Women Empowered to LEAD) program.

Partner Sarah Spires was named the Federal Circuit Bar Association Global Fellows program in 2018.

Partner Sarah Spires was named to the Texas Rising Stars for 2020.

Partner Sarah Spires was named to the Top 50 Up-And-Coming Women in the 2020 Texas Rising Stars.


July 2, 2020–PORTLAND, OR.  Skiermont Derby LLP today secured a significant appellate victory on behalf of Las Vegas, Nevada-based client Counter Wraps International, Inc. (“Counter Wraps”) when the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit agreed that...


March 24, 2020­–LOS ANGELES, CALIF.  Skiermont Derby LLP today secured a significant victory on behalf of client Bryan Roberts, as the California Court of Appeal (Second District) reversed key portions of a trial court order denying an anti-SLAPP motion filed by...

SD’s Sardaryan Profiled in 2019 SoCal “Rising Stars” Publication

Firm associate Mane Sardaryan’s childhood journey from Armenia to America is chronicled in the new edition of Southern California Rising Stars 2019, published by Super Lawyers. Ms. Sardaryan came to the U.S. at age 8 with any English language skills. But with the help...


LOS ANGELES, Calif. – SKIERMONT DERBY LLP today secured a complete appellate victory on behalf of its client, software professional Bryan J. Roberts, in his lawsuit against former casino magnate Eric G. Swallow, Profitable Casino, LLC, and Secure Stone, LLC.The...

How Networking Changes When You Become a Lawyer Mom

Being a lawyer and a mom is tough, but being part of the lawyer mom network could be the best thing to ever happen to your career. By SARAH E. SPIRES One of the most vivid memories from my childhood (for some odd reason) is the first time I heard the term...

Spires and Udick Are Named to Texas Rising Stars List

The firm is pleased to announce that Sarah E. Spires and Steve Udick have been named to the 2019 list of Texas Rising Stars. This marks the fourth consecutive year Ms. Spires has been recognized, and the first time on the list for Mr. Udick. Texas Rising Stars ranks...

SD Partner Sarah Spires Quoted in Inc. Magazine on Loggerhead Tools Litigation

As part of a series highlighting the imagination, diversity, and resilience of American enterprise, Inc. Magazine profiled Skiermont Derby client Dan Brown of Loggerhead Tools. SD partner Sarah Spires is quoted in the article, which details the protracted patent...