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Background

Lance Wyatt is an Associate in the Dallas office of Fish & Richardson P.C. He was previously a Summer Associate with the firm. Lance focuses his practice on patent litigation and has expertise in an unusually diverse range of disciplines, including life sciences, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, software and computer technologies, and oil and natural gas. His well-rounded practice also encompasses patent prosecution at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and post-grant practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He has extensive experience practicing in district courts around the country, including the Eastern District of Texas, the Western District of Texas, the District of Nevada, and the District of Delaware.

Lance is known for his responsiveness to his clients’ needs and for the efficiency with which he helps them accomplish their goals. Having clerked at both the district court and appellate levels, Lance is intimately familiar with the inner workings of the judiciary, and he uses that experience to his clients’ advantage. He is particularly adept at handling § 101 Motions to Dismiss, claim construction hearings, and taking and defending §§ 30(b)(1) and 30(b)(6) depositions. Recently, Lance secured a victory for multiple defendants by winning claim construction on key terms in a case brought by a non-practicing entity.

Outside his practice, Lance is heavily invested in the success of Fish’s Summer Associate program. He has been involved with recruitment for the program every year he has been with the firm and has served as both an Associate mentor and a workflow coordinator. He is also involved in the recruitment of clerks from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Prior to joining Fish, Lance served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Kara F. Stoll of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Honorable Gloria M. Navarro of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

Education

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law 2014
J.D.
Editor-in-Chief, SMU Law Review
Order of the Coif
Hatton W. Sumners Scholar
magna cum laude


Texas A&M University 2011
Biomedical Engineering, B.S.
magna cum laude
Tau Beta Pi, Member

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2011
  • Texas 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas 2020

Clerkships

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, The Honorable Kara F. Stoll, 2016 - 2017

United States District Court for the District of Nevada, The Honorable Gloria M. Navarro, 2014 - 2016

Other Distinctions

Publications

Mr. Wyatt is a contributing author to Fish’s IP Law Essentials.

An Overview of Utility Patents in the United States,” co-authored with Esha Bandyopadhyay, Fish’s IP Law Essentials Blog (November 3, 2020).

Co-Author, “Bankruptcy and COVID-19: Issues for Licensees,” The Licensing Journal, Volume 40, Number 8.

Co-Author, “Bankruptcy and COVID-19: Issues for Licensors,” The Licensing Journal, Volume 40, Number 7.

EDTX Monthly Wrap-Up – February 2020,” Fish Litigation Blog, March 2020

EDTX & NDTX Monthly Wrap-Up — April 2019,” Fish Litigation Blog, May 2019

Keeping Up With the Game: The Use of the Nash Bargaining Solution in Patent Infringement Cases, 31 Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal 427 (2015)

Rebuttable Presumption of Public Interest in Protecting the Public Health: The Necessity for Denying Injunctive Relief in Medically-Related Patent Infringement Cases After eBay v. MercExchange, 13 Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property 298 (2013)

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