Angela Oliver is an appellate and intellectual property attorney who focuses her practice on appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, federal district court litigation, 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 has co-authored briefs in multiple federal courts of appeals and federal district courts across the country. In the Federal Circuit, she has handled appeals involving district court litigation, inter partes reviews, and other agency matters, including appeals from patent prosecution.

Angela regularly appears in inter partes review proceedings before the USPTO. She is also experienced in patent infringement litigation, and she previously prosecuted patent applications in various fields.

Angela’s technical expertise includes a wide array of technologies, including medical devices, surgical tools, computer hardware and software, wireless communications, High Efficiency Video Coding, 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.

In addition to her regular practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Angela also has experience before other federal administrative agencies, including in employment, maritime, antitrust, and immigration matters.

Angela maintains an active pro bono docket and is a member of the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Bar Association.

Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Angela served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Prost of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and to now-Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Professional Recognition

  • Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2022
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Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • “Drawing the Line: Appealability of Issues in PTAB Institute Decisions,” co-author, IP & Technology Law Journal, Vol. 33 No. 5, May 2021.
  • “How Artificial Intelligence Tools Impact the Legal Practice: What every attorney needs to know,” speaker, myLawCLE Webinar, October 29, 2020.
  • “Ringing the Changes,” co-author, Intell. Prop. Mag. 41-43 (October 2020).
  • “Judge or jury?,” 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)


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

United States Supreme Court

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

David McCombs, Eugene Goryunov, Jonathan Bowser, and Angela Oliver Author Article on Avoiding Non-Pa [...]
August, 30 2021

The America Invents Act (“AIA”) established statutory estoppel provisions that limit when a petitioner in an inter partes review (“IPR”) or post-grant review (“PGR”), or the real party in interest (“RPI”) or privy of the petitioner, may pursue another validity challenge before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in district court, or before the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”). Speci [...]