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Diversity Highlights (2013)

The Attorney Diversity Committee (ADC) at Haynes and Boone, LLP is comprised of more than 60 attorneys, management and administrative team members that meets each month to advance our firm’s numerous diversity efforts. This document summarizes the efforts and accomplishments of 2013. >>



Vera L. Suarez

Associate

Dallas


2323 Victory Avenue
Suite 700
Dallas, Texas 75219
T +1 214.651.5129
F +1 214.200.0924

Areas of Practice

Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, cum laude; SMU International Law Review Association, Articles Editor
  • Mechanical Engineer, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Judicial Clerkships

Intern to the Honorable Judge Amos Mazzant, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Texas; Intern to the Honorable Judge A. Joe Fish, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas
Vera L. Suarez

Vera Suarez is a registered patent attorney in the Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Groups in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP.

Prior to joining the firm, Vera worked domestically and internationally as a consultant engineer for a large engineering and insurance firm. In addition to her law degree, Vera holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering.

Representative Experience

  • Preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patents in various arts, including mechanical systems, computer software, and ophthalmology.
  • Participating in due diligence projects in association with corporate mergers and deal structuring.
  • GeoTag Inc. v. Gucci America, Inc., et al. - Defended HRsmart and its customers against GeoTag in a major patent infringement case in the Eastern District of Texas involving job locater technology against hundreds of defendants and successfully negotiated a settlement after months of litigation.

Vera is also a member of the Attorney Diversity Committee at Haynes and Boone, LLP, which focuses on advancing the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse lawyers within the firm.

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court, Student Member, 2011-2012

Selected Representative Experience


GeoTag Inc. v. Gucci America, Inc., et al., Eastern District of Texas, 2010
Defended HRsmart and its customers against GeoTag in a major patent infringement case in the Eastern District of Texas involving job locater technology against hundreds of defendants and successfully negotiated a settlement after months of litigation.

Online Publications

03/20/2014 - Prosecution History Estoppel Applies to Design Patents

06/05/2013 - The IP Beacon, June 2013
A Haynes and Boone Newsletter highlighting current issues in Intellectual Property Law.