Angela Oliver



Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2016, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Order of Barristers; Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, National Champion in 2015 and 2016; Lead Articles Editor, SMU Law Review

B.S.I., Bioinformatics, Minor in Chemistry, Baylor University, 2012

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Sharon Prost, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2017–2019
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Rodney Gilstrap, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2016–2017



District of Columbia

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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

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


Angela Oliver is an intellectual property lawyer who focuses her practice on patent appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. After clerking at the Federal Circuit and in the Eastern District of Texas, Angela understands how to develop effective, long-term case strategies for her clients.

Angela is experienced in patent infringement litigation and inter partes reviews, and she has prosecuted patent applications in various fields, including medical devices, computer science, telecommunications, and business methods. Her background in bioinformatics equipped her with a foundational understanding of both the technology industry and the life sciences industry, as well as the emerging crossover between those fields.

Angela is an active member of the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court and the PTAB Bar Association.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Ringing the Changes,” co-author, Intell. Prop. Mag. 41-43 (October 2020).
  • “Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 v TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd,” co-author, Intell. Prop. Mag. 41-43, (October 2020).
  • “Brave New World: How AI Tools Are Used in the Legal Sector,” co-author, LegalTech News, August 12, 2020.
  • “Navigating A New Realm: AI and Patent Law,” co-author, LegalTech News, July 16, 2020.
  • “Know Your Limits,” co-author, Intell. Prop. Mag. 54-56 (June 2020).
  • “Navigating a New Realm: AI and Law,” presenter, Haynes and Boone LLP Patent Prosecution and Patent Trials Grp. Mtg., Chicago, IL (Apr. 21, 2020).
  • “Recent Developments in Practice Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board,” panelist, Advanced Patent Law Institute, Alexandria, VA, March 13, 2020.
  • “Juries in FRAND Setting,” co-author, Intell. Prop. Mag. 53-54, Mar. 2020 (analysis of how FRAND rate findings will be handled following the Federal Circuit’s TCL Commc’n Tech. Holdings Ltd. v. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson decision).
  • “PTAB Purgatory? A Look at the Uncertainty Surrounding APJs and the Appointments Clause,” co-Speaker, American Bar Association Webinar, December 9, 2019.
  • “Chevron Deference and the USPTO’s Determination of Applicant Delay in the Calculation of Patent Term Adjustment,” Author, IP Beacon: Patent Law Review, October 14, 2019.
  • Note, Enforcement of Patent Rights: Expanding the Potential for Patent Owners to Face Antitrust Liability, author, 68 SMU L. Rev. 291 (2015)
  • Comment, Personalized Medicine in the Information Age: Myriad’s De Facto Monopoly on Breast Cancer Research, author, 68 SMU L. Rev. 537 (2015)

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