Terry Stalford is a principal in the Dallas office of Fish & Richardson P.C. and is the firm's China Practice Chair. His practice emphasizes U.S. and international patent portfolio development, patent litigation, infringement risk management, and licensing in the software, communications, and energy fields. He also provides general intellectual property counseling on other strategic issues, including patent mapping, patent categorization, and industry benchmarking.
Mr. Stalford's clients are among the top technology companies in the world. He works with his clients to build world-class patent portfolios and navigate complex litigation issues across a wide range of technologies, including wireless communications, telecommunications networks, software, AI and machine learning, blockchain, cloud computing and multi-tenant environments, semiconductors, and energy. At the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Mr. Stalford has provided oversight for over 90 inter partes reviews since 2017. His work on behalf of his clients has been widely recognized; for example, the Patent Scorecard published by the Wall Street Journal ranked a patent portfolio that Mr. Stalford built with a small client as one of the strongest in the energy and environmental industries. He also regularly leads public conferences and in-house training events at client sites touching on opinions, licensing, patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, and patent litigation.
Mr. Stalford is committed to using his practice to improve the lives of others through technological innovation. For the past several years, he has provided pro bono legal representation to Workshops for Warriors, a charitable organization that trains combat veterans for post-military careers in advanced manufacturing, and LIMBS International, which provides affordable, sustainable prosthetic solutions to individuals in developing countries. He also represents financially under-resourced independent inventors and small businesses in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proceedings through the Federal Circuit Bar Association's PTO pro bono program.
Before entering the practice of law, Mr. Stalford had a distinguished career in the engineering field. He worked as a process/facility engineer for Hercules, where he programmed the control system for the facility's fully-automated processes, as well as designed the facilities and processes for a $35-million capital modernization project. He also served as a manager for Hercules, where he set and enforced management policy and ensured safety, production, and quality control.
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