Team


R. Scott Rhoades


Phone: 972.550.2997
Email: srhoades@wriplaw.com

R. Scott Rhoades’ practice primarily focuses on intellectual property prosecution and litigation; specifically, patent, copyright and trademark prosecution and litigation.
Practice & Background

Mr. Rhoades has extensive patent litigation experience in the wireless communication and electrical/computer fields, including disputes regarding both hardware and software inventions. He has extensive experience representing the interests of clients, including the counseling of clients, management of world wide patent and trademark portfolios, management of discovery, and involvement in hearings/trials. For the past several years Mr. Rhoades has acted as lead counsel for defendants in multiple patent litigations in the Eastern District of Texas. He is directly responsible for the determination and implementation of case strategies, the selection and pursuit of claim constructions through briefing, tutorials and claim construction hearings, the preparation and evaluation of fact and expert discovery, and preparation for trial on the merits.

Mr. Rhoades has advised clients and managed their trademark and patent portfolios, both domestic and international. He also has over a decade of experience in the preparation and prosecution of electrical art patent applications and the drafting of license agreements.

Mr. Rhoades is a member of the State Bar of Texas. He is also a member of the Dallas Bar Association.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Rhoades was a system design senior engineer at Lockheed in Fort Worth, Texas.

Representative Matters
Mr. Rhoades’ intellectual property engagements include:
  • Defending a wireless service provider in the Western District of Texas in a patent litigation matter concerning mapping technology

  • Defending a wire manufacturer in multiple patent litigations concerning the manufacturing processes and products in multiple districts throughout the United States

  • Defending a retail provider in the Southern District of New York in a patent litigation concerning RFID technology.

  • Defending the largest commercial homebuilder in multiple copyright infringement matters concerning home plans

  • Prosecuting infringement claims for a wireless service provider in trademark litigation matters in multiple districts throughout the United States

  • Prosecuting infringement claims concerning software inventions in the Eastern District of Texas

  • Defending a monitor manufacturer in the Eastern District of Texas in a patent litigation matter concerning display driver technology.
Community Involvment
Mr. Rhoades’ community, civic and charitable activities include being:
  • A former board of trustees member of the Pantego Christian Academy

  • Involved in the Kansas State University Alumni Association

  • A board of advisors member of Joe Gordon Sports.
Areas of Experience
Relevant Legal Experience
  • Copyright Litigation and Counseling
  • IP Transactions
  • Patent Litigation and Counseling
  • Post-grant Proceedings
  • Trademark Litigation and Counseling
  • Trade Secret Litigation and Counseling

Relevant Industry Experience
  • Communications and Information Technology
  • Health Care and Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Semi Conductor
  • Telecommunications
Education
Degrees
  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1997

  • B.S.E.E., Kansas State University, 1990

  • B.S.B.A., Kansas State University, 1990
Admissions
Bar
  • Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Court
  • 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

Sanford E. Warren, Jr.


Phone: 972.550.2955
Email: swarren@wriplaw.com

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.
Practice & Background

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.

Representative Matters
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
Areas of Experience
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
Education
Degrees
  • J.D., Tulane University Law School, cum laude, 1987

  • B.S., Millsaps College, cum laude, 1983
Admissions
Bar
  • Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Court
  • 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
Publications
  • 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

Laura Dail, Paralegal


Phone: 972-550-9003
Email: ldail@wriplaw.com

Laura is a highly experienced Intellectual Property Paralegal who began her career with a major Dallas-based Fortune 500 company in 1995.  Prior to joining Warren Rhoades LLP, she worked for two additional Fortune 500 companies and two high-profile international law firms.
Over the years, Laura has handled Intellectual Property work for a vast variety of industries including semi-conductor and electronics manufacturing, software, nanotechnology, investment management, oil and gas, various charity organizations, telecommunications, media and entertainment, health and fitness, medical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and real estate.  Additionally, she has experience in working with American Indian tribes to protect their Intellectual Property rights.
In addition to effectively managing large Patent and Trademark prosecution portfolios with confidence, Laura has experience in training Intellectual Property staff for both her employer and clients, management of client budgets and other financial matters, implementing and creating company and firm section procedures, drafting various manuals for both clients and corporations, and Intellectual Property docketing.
Experience
  • Advance level preparation, prosecution, and docket/file management relating to United States Patents including experience with Design Patents, United States National Phase and Bi-Pass Applications, Reissues, Ex Parte Reexamination, Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program, drafting basic Provisional Applications, drafting formality office action responses, and drafting Appeal Briefs

  • Advance level preparation, prosecution, and docket/file management relating to United States Trademarks including Certification Marks, drafting goods/services descriptions, drafting substantive office action responses, and drafting substantive Appeal Briefs

  • Advanced level Patent Cooperation Treaty preparation and prosecution including experience with all electronic filing before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and World Intellectual Property Organization, and experience with the Priority Document Exchange Program

  • Cease and Desist matters for foreign and domestic Trademarks and Domain Name Infringement

  • Copyrights

  • Domain Name registration and searching

  • Due diligence Intellectual Property searching

  • Experience in drafting Assignments, Licenses, and various Agreements including settlement and coexistence

  • Experience in obtaining legalized, apostilled, and certified documents for use in numerous foreign countries pertaining to Patents and Trademarks

  • Extensive knowledge of filing requirements, rules, and regulations for filing Patents and Trademarks in a vast number of foreign countries

  • General legal research

  • Litigation experience before the United States District Courts and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • Madrid Protocol

  • Preparation, filing, and prosecution of Inter Partes Review before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Prior art searching

  • Trademark clearance searching

  • United States and foreign Trademark Oppositions and Cancellations including drafting substantive documents before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
Community Involvement
  • Local performer (stage, film, voice over, singing, dancing, improvisation comedy, and clowning)

  • Dallas Wind Symphony

  • Genesis Women’s Shelter of Dallas

  • SPCA of Texas

Nathan Levenson


Phone: 972.793.8545
Email: nlevenson@wriplaw.com

Nathan Levenson primarily focuses his practice on intellectual property prosecution and litigation; specifically, patent and trademark prosecution and litigation.
Practice & Background

Since admission to the Texas Bar in 2015, Mr.  Levenson has focused his practice on intellectual property matters. During law school, Mr. Levenson was a staff member of the Texas A&M Law Review as well as a member of the Oil & Gas Survey Committee. He also served as a summer judicial extern for the Honorable Paul A. Bonin Judge, for the Louisiana Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit.

Mr. Levenson is a member of the State Bar of Texas and its Intellectual Property Section. He is also a member of both the American Bar Association and the Dallas Bar Association and their Intellectual Property Sections.

Education

Degrees

  • JD., Texas A&M University School of Law, 2015
  • BS., Texas Christian University, 2010
    • Recipient of the Texas Christian University Scholar Award
Admissions

Bar

  • Texas

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