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Lyric Stephenson

Lyric Stephenson

Lyric Stephenson is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group of Haynes Boone. Lyric’s practice focuses on advising clients in a range of patent, trademark, copyright, and design patent matters. She assists clients with preparing and prosecuting U.S., Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and foreign utility and design patent applications and has experience in both domestic and foreign trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement.

Lyric counsels clients across numerous industries, including biotechnology, computer software and hardware, video coding techniques, artificial intelligence and deep learning, medical devices, mechanical devices, and specialty materials.

Before joining the firm, Lyric worked as a research assistant in a scientific computation laboratory and has experience as a research and development engineer at a startup medical device company designing and building vascular closure devices.

During her time in law school, Lyric focused her studies on technology and intellectual property law, where she participated in the Samuelson Law, Technology, & Public Policy Clinic. There she gained valuable experience in the field of open-source software licensing.

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  • Global trademark portfolio management and strategy for a leading technology company.
  • Global patent portfolio strategy and management for an international biotechnology company.
  • Genesis Young Leaders, Board of Directors, 2024
  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra Young Professionals, Member
  • North Texas Food Bank Young Professionals, Executive Board Member
  • Grant Halliburton Foundation Young Professionals, Member
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property Law Section and Computer and Technology Section
  • "Brand owners should get TM versed in the metaverse," co-author, Reuters, May 18, 2022.
  • “Qualifying for the USPTO’s COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program,” co-author, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, Volume 33, No. 2, February 2021.
  • “Life Sciences Considerations Regarding Compulsory Licensing, March-In Rights, and the Defense Production Act During COVID-19,” co-author, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, Volume 33, No. 1, January 2021.
  • “A Comparison of Mathematical and Statistical Modeling with Longitudinal Data: An Application to Ecological Momentary Assessment of Behavior Change in Problem Drinkers,” co-author, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Volume 85, No. 5, 2023.
  • “Dynamical systems modeling to identify a cohort of problem drinkers with similar mechanisms of behavior change,” co-author, Journal for Person-Oriented Research, Volume 3, No.2, 2017.
  • “Dynamic modeling of problem drinkers undergoing behavioral treatment,” co-author, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Volume 79, No. 6, 2017.
  • “Statistical error model comparison for logistic growth of green algae,” co-author, Applied Mathematics Letters, Volume 64, 2017.


J.D., University of California Berkeley School of Law, 2021, Law & Technology Certificate

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2018, summa cum laude

B.S., Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University, 2018, summa cum laude



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Haynes Boone Secures Complete Victory for Instacart in Patent Challenges
March 07, 2024

Haynes and Boone, LLP invalidated four patents that challenged Instacart’s business and position as a pioneer in online grocery delivery. The firm’s Patent Office Trials Practice Group won four separate inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) against Consumeron, LLC. Instacart is the leading grocery technology company in North America. The company pa [...]