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


Texas, 2016

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2014

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


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.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • 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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