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Sanford E. Warren, Jr.


Sanford E. Warren, Jr. practices intellectual property litigation in the manufacturing, medical device, electronic, chemical, semiconductor, telecommunications, retail and construction fields. Mr. Warren has prosecuted hundreds of patent applications to issuance as well. Mr. Warren has also managed worldwide trademark portfolios in the aviation, chemical, entertainment, and health fields.

Mr. Warren is a member of the State Bar of Texas and its Litigation and Intellectual Property sections, the Dallas Bar Association and its Intellectual Property Section, and the International Trademark Association (INTA). He is also a member of the American Chemical Society. Mr. Warren is a former member of the editorial board of the Trademark Reporter of the INTA. He is also the former intellectual property counsel for American Airlines.

Mr. Warren is a lifetime fellow of the Dallas Bar Association Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation.

Mr. Warren has been one of the lead attorneys in the following intellectual property litigations representing:
  • a major medical device company in the successful defense of a patent infringement suit involving catheters used in kyphoplasty


  • a major semiconductor company in a successful patent infringement suit involving processes for manufacturing integrated circuits


  • a major telecommunications company in the successful defense of a patent infringement suit relating to wireless communication protocols


  • a major retail company in the successful defense of a patent infringement suit relating to RFID technology


  • major restaurant chain in the successful defense of a copyright claim relating to it’s architectural design


  • lead trial attorney in a successful plaintiff case relating to a theft of trade secrets case


Awards & Accolades
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Trademark Law in 2012 through 2017


  • Recognized as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property in 2013 and 2016


Speaking Engagements
  • Damages update including entire market value rule and appointment for the State Sar of Texas 10th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation CLE 2014


  • Co-course director for the State Bar of Texas 6th and 7th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation CLEs in San Antonio, Texas in July 2010 and 2011


  • Post-Seagate and the Attorney-Client Privilege, University of Texas Law School IP Symposium 2008


  • Reverse Engineering Integrated Circuits and the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine, Semiconductor Insights IP Symposium 2008

Relevant Legal Experience
  • Copyright Litigation and Counseling

  • IP Transactions

  • Intellectual Property

  • Internet and New Media Litigation and Counseling

  • Patent Litigation

  • Post-grant Proceedings

  • Strategic IP Counseling

  • Trademark Litigation and Counseling

  • Trademark Prosecution

  • Trade Secret Litigation


Relevant Industry Experience

  • Communications and Information Technology

  • Health Care and Life Sciences

  • Manufacturing

  • Retail

  • Semi Conductor

  • Telecommunications

  • J.D., Tulane University Law School, cum laude, 1987


  • B.S., Millsaps College, cum laude, 1983

  • Texas

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of Texas

  • U.S.D.C., Northern District of Texas

  • U.S.D.C., Western District of Texas

  • U.S.D.C., Southern District of Texas

  • U.S.D.C., Colorado


  • Mr. Warren is an expert legal commentator for the International Risk Management Institute, providing quarterly articles that can be found at www.irmi.com.


  • Patentees Beware: Trial Win Doesn’t Equal Permanent Injunction by Sanford Eugene Warren Jr., Jesse D.H. Snyder.


  • What’s in the Pipeline for Judicial Vacancies? – December 8 Update


  • Chapter 3 on Patents for Computer Games and Virtual Worlds – ABA section of intellectual Property Law, 2010

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