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Background

Terry Stalford is a Principal in the Dallas office of Fish & Richardson P.C. His practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on patent litigation, infringement risk management, patent procurement, and licensing in the software, electronics, communications, and energy fields.

Mr. Stalford works with clients to establish and manage comprehensive intellectual property programs that add capital value to clients and protect its products and markets. Mr. Stalford provides patent procurement counsel to clients developing innovative wireless communication, telecommunication, RFID, network, optical, software, cloud computing and multi-tenant environment, semiconductor, mechanical device, oil and gas, and other technologies. For example, the Patent Scorecard published by the Wall Street Journal ranked a patent portfolio that Mr. Stalford built with a small client as one of the strongest in the energy and environmental industry.

Mr. Stalford has extensive experience in domestic and international licensing transactions. He also provides general intellectual property counseling on other strategic intellectual property issues including risk assessment, patent opinions, patent mapping, patent categorization, and industry benchmarking.

Education

J.D., University of Georgia School of Law 1993
Editor, Journal of Intellectual Property Law
magna cum laude, Order of the Coif


B.S., University of Oklahoma 1986
Engineering

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 1995
  • Georgia 1993
  • Texas 1999

Other Distinctions

Selected publications, speeches, and presentations

How to Hold the Value in Your Portfolio as US Law Erodes Patent Scope and Raises Bars to Enforcement, TexasBarCLE 11th Annual Course Advanced Patent Litigation, Texas, July 2015.

Working Effectively With the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2007.

Intellectual Property: Uses and Safeguards, Executive MBA program, Business School of Centenary College, Shreveport, LA, April 2006.

Comments on the USPTO Rule Proposals Published January 3, 2006, Japan, May 2006.

Opinions of Counsel, United States Patent Law and Litigation, Munich, December 2005.

Patent Reform and Legislative Changes on the Horizon: What You Need to Know About the Changing Patent Process & IP Protection, Dallas, Texas, October 2005.

Standardization in Optical Networking, United States Patent and Trademark Office Technology Fair, June 2003.

Other Distinctions

Recognized in IAM Patent 1000, Texas, Prosecution (2014-2016).

Named a Texas “SuperLawyer,” (2012-2016).

Experience

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