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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.

Microsoft Settles Cortana Patent Case After $242 Million Trial Loss

Microsoft has reached a settlement in the Cortana patent lawsuit, just weeks after a jury ordered the company to pay $242 million for patent infringement. This resolution comes as part of the ongoing legal battles over intellectual property rights in the tech...

Microsoft Hit with $242 Million Verdict in Cortana Patent Lawsuit

In a significant legal development, Microsoft has been ordered to pay $242 million following a jury verdict that found the tech giant infringed on patents related to its Cortana virtual assistant. This lawsuit highlights the ongoing complexities and challenges in the...

Paul Skiermont Named to List of Texas Super Lawyers for 5th Year

For the fifth consecutive year, firm co-founder and partner Paul J. Skiermont has been named among the top lawyers in the state with his inclusion in the 2021 edition of Texas Super Lawyers in the practice area of Intellectual Property.  

Firm Attorneys Recognized in Prestigious Legal Publication

Skiermont Derby LLP is proud to announce the firm’s recognition in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2021, a guide that identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the world. Editors at IAM Patent 100 state that the guide “shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in the pivotal area of practice”.


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...