Sheetal Patel


Sheetal Patel is a registered patent attorney and focuses her practice on patent infringement litigation, inter partes reviews, IP counseling, intellectual property transactions, and complex business litigation.

Ms. Patel is an experienced litigator with many years of experience litigating patents involving a wide range of technologies. Ms. Patel’s litigation experience includes U.S. district court, International Trade Commission, and appellate litigation. Ms. Patel has broad experience in all aspects of litigation, including patent litigation strategy development, claim construction, managing complex fact discovery, working with expert and fact witnesses, conducting and defending fact and expert depositions, drafting pretrial and post-trial briefing, and trial preparation.

Ms. Patel also counsels a diverse mix of companies ranging from start-ups to large global corporations regarding intellectual property, strategic collaborations, IT infrastructure, IT security, eDiscovery, complex agreements, commercialization, investments, and licensing.

Prior to practicing law, Ms. Patel performed research and development at a global Fortune 100 company as well as a start-up biotechnology company. Prior to joining Skiermont Derby LLP, she was a Counsel at Potomac Law Group in Washington DC, and previously worked as an associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Washington DC.

Speaking Engagements, Presentations and Publications

“Overt Mistake and the Presumption of Validity: Questions and Insights After Sciele Pharma v. Lupin Ltd.,” Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property, Oct. 4, 2012.

Patent Term Adjustments, American Chemical Society, Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting, Wilmington, DE, 2010

Safe Harbor – Recent developments in 271(e)(1), American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Indianapolis, 2013

Patent Litigation Mock Trial, Global Intellectual Property Convention, Mumbai, India, 2014

Contact Information

1601 Elm Street, Suite 4400, Dallas, Texas 75201

(214) 978-6607

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. 2009

Seton Hall Circuit Review Journal

Rutgers University, School of Engineering, B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2003
Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional & Community Involvement
State Bar of Texas
District of Columbia Bar
Member, South Asian Bar Association
Member, Dallas Women Lawyers Association
Dallas Bar Association – Texas Minority Counsel Program
Previous Experience
Potomac Law Group, Counsel
Wiley Rein, Consulting Counsel
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett, and Dunner LLP, Associate
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman – Pharmaceutical Services, LLC., Summer Intern
Centocor Inc. – Johnson & Johnson, Assistant Engineer

1601 Elm St
Suite 4400
Dallas, TX 75201

(214) 978-6600

Los Angeles
800 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1450
Los Angeles, CA 90017

(213) 788-4500