TEL: 469-557-9397 / FAX: 469-466-6231 / gsorden@coleschotz.comLegal Practice Assistant: Adrienne Hickey TEL: 469-557-9393

Gary Sorden serves as lead counsel on intellectual property matters related to patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, and trade dress issues. Gary’s professional recognition includes his selection as a Texas Rising Star in the area of intellectual property litigation for six consecutive years as well as being selected as an “Up-and-Coming 100” Rising Star in 2017 and 2018. See Award Methodology.

Gary has represented clients on both sides of the aisle in federal and state matters as well as alternative dispute resolution forums. Gary specializes in monetization and the development of intellectual property for his clients in all forums including district and appellate courts as well as the International Trade Commission. His litigation experience also includes representing clients in a wide variety of matters including commercial, oil and gas, business, class actions, and product liability matters. Gary’s diverse litigation experience allows him to provide comprehensive representation in a wide-variety of litigation matters while also maintaining the business objectives of his clients. Gary also works with clients on the development of intellectual property including product and company branding strategies as well as the development of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Gary has represented numerous companies in Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) as lead counsel with many successful results. Gary earned his law degree from Texas Tech School of Law and holds a M.S. in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University as well as a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas – Pan American.



Texas Tech School of Law, J.D., 2008

Southern Methodist University, Engineering Management, M.S., 2003

Computer Science, University of Texas – Pan American, B.S., 2001

Bar & Court Admissions

Texas, 2008United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2007United States District Courts in the Eastern District of Texas, 2009United States District Courts in the Northern District of Texas, 2015United States District Courts in the Southern District of Texas, 2015United States District Courts in the Western District of Texas, 2015United States District Courts in the Central District of Illinois, 2011United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2010
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Intellectual Property Magazine September 2, 2019

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