Dallas
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swilliamson@winstead.com

Sarah Williamson is a member of Winstead’s Business Litigation Practice Group. Sarah’s practice focuses complex commercial litigation matters related to intellectual property. She also has experience in trademark and copyright prosecution, as well as advertising and marketing law. Prior to practicing law, she worked in research and development for a chemical company specializing in biologicals, water treatment, and industrial chemicals, and for a highly specialized middle-market private equity firm focused on the energy industry, specifically mid-stream oil & gas investments.

When not working, Sarah enjoys fostering kittens, tasting menus (preferably with wine pairings), tending her balcony garden, and baking.

Representative Experience

  • Patent litigation – Complex patent litigation matters, including discovery, deposition preparation, and pre-trial motions including motions to compel, motions to dismiss, and motions for summary judgment, as well attorneys’ fees disputes and motions.
  • Trademark – Represented numerous clients in both trademark litigation and prosecution. Her litigation experience includes discovery, pre-trial motions, and alternate dispute resolution. Her federal prosecution practice includes both word and design marks, as well as counseling regarding applications, licenses, and domain name disputes.
  • Copyright registration with the U.S. Copyright Office.
  • Brand marketing and product management, including contests, sweepstakes, and online promotions; influencer partnerships and required disclosures; marketing claim and privacy reviews.
  • Intellectual Property-related due diligence considerations, with an emphasis on buyer- or lender-side concerns.
  • Complex commercial disputes in both state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings before the AAA, with client matters such as computer hardware and software, information technology systems, business process outsourcing systems, and Medicaid management information systems (MMIS).
  • Pro bono, including counseling non-profit entities on intellectual property best practices and applications, representing clients in intellectual property disputes through a veterans’ interest group, and assisting with minor civil disputes through local legal services providers for indigent individuals.

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