Recent Publications

Federal Circuit Appeals From the PTAB: A New Game or Just the Same Old Practice?

The America Invents Act (“AIA”) revamped the former Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (“BPAI”) into the new Patent and Trademark Appeal Board (“PTAB”). >>

Recent U.S. Court Decisions Regarding Section viii "Carve-Outs"

Three recent decisions bolster a generic manufacturer’s ability to challenge Orange Book listings and obtain ANDA approval through section viii “carve-outs.” This alert provides a detailed discussion of these cases. >>



Stephanie Sivinski

Associate

Dallas


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Areas of Practice

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2010, High Honors; Order of the Coif; Texas Law Review, Member; Winner, Bracewell and Giuliani Best Memo Competition, 2008
  • B.S., Genetics, Texas A&M University, 2007, summa cum laude; National Merit Scholar, 2003-2007

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2010

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Judicial Clerkships

Judge Mark E. Fuller, United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 2010-2011
Stephanie Sivinski

Stephanie Sivinski is an associate in the Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Groups in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. Stephanie's practice focuses on complex intellectual property and commercial disputes, including patent and copyright infringement litigation, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and tortious interference claims. She is also assisting in the pro bono representation of a Texas death row inmate in his claims that he is ineligible for the death penalty under the Eighth Amendment.

In her patent litigation practice, Stephanie has represented both patent-holders and accused infringers in Federal District courts across the country and in the Federal Circuit. She has litigated cases involving cancer-treatment drugs, manufacturing equipment, laser ultrasonic testing, condition monitoring equipment, industrial cooling towers, and wireless electronic meters.

Before joining Haynes and Boone, Stephanie served as a judicial law clerk to United States District Judge Mark E. Fuller of the Middle District of Alabama.

While pursuing an undergraduate degree in genetics, Stephanie developed a working knowledge of organic chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, microbiology, and molecular genetics. As an undergraduate research assistant, she frequently performed DNA amplification, reverse transcription, and gel electrophoresis techniques.

Representative Experience

  • Currently defending inventors against claims brought by former employer for patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and declaratory judgment of patent ownership. (N.D. Tex.)
  • Currently representing patent holding in multi-district litigation against twelve defendants. (W.D. Okla.)
  • Submitted briefs to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in a software copyright case and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a patent infringement case.
  • Represented a generic drug manufacturer defending against claims of patent infringement under the Hatch-Waxman Act. The matter reached a favorable settlement. (D. Del.)
  • Defended a non-profit organization against claims of copyright infringement and breach of contract, helping to reach a very favorable settlement for the client. (E.D. Va.) 
  • Defended major clothing manufacturer against claims of breach of contract and tortious interference with a contract. Stephanie filed a motion to dismiss the plaintiff's claims, and the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the suit in its entirety, with prejudice. (N.D. Tex.) 
  • Assisted in the defense of Fortune 500 Company against claims of patent infringement, helping to obtain a judgment as a matter of law on the issue of willful infringement and eliminating the possibility of treble damages. (C.D. Cal.)

Publications

  • "Federal Circuit Appeals From the PTAB: A New Game or Just the Same Old Practice," Journal of the Patent & Trademark Office Society, November 22, 2013.
  • "Federal Circuit Appeals From the PTAB: A New Game or Just the Same Old Practice?" co-author, Haynes and Boone White Paper, February 1, 2013.
  • "Putting Too Many (Fertilized) Eggs in One Basket: Methods of Reducing Multifetal Pregnancies in the United States," 88 Texas L. Rev. 897 (2010).

Online Publications

03/22/2013 - Federal Circuit Appeals From the PTAB: A New Game or Just the Same Old Practice?
The America Invents Act (“AIA”) revamped the former Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (“BPAI”) into the new Patent and Trademark Appeal Board (“PTAB”).

05/15/2012 - Recent U.S. Court Decisions Regarding Section viii "Carve-Outs"
Three recent decisions bolster a generic manufacturer’s ability to challenge Orange Book listings and obtain ANDA approval through section viii “carve-outs.” This alert provides a detailed discussion of these cases.