Vera Suarez

Vera Suarez

Partner , Haynes and Boone, LLP
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Vera Suarez is a registered patent attorney and partner in the Dallas office. As a patent and trade secret strategist, she counsels her clients on maximising their return on investment on IP spend while minimising IP risk exposure. Not only does she develop and manage patent portfolios in a wide variety of technology areas, but she also advises clients with respect to patent validity, freedom to operate, product clearance and preparing IP portfolios for acquisition. Vera also helps establish best practice policies relating to patent and trade secret protection, with a focus on policies that help close the innovation gender gap.

When advising her clients, Vera often relies on her engineering experience, which includes working on an offshore oil rig off the coast of Mexico and performing a countless number of risk management analysis as a field engineer. She is a trusted advisor to her clients and was recently included in the ‘Ones to Watch’ category of The Best Lawyers in America, (Woodward/White, Inc, 2023). She was also lead patent attorney in a Federal Circuit case that overturned US Patent Office precedent and was recognised among the biggest patent cases in 2021 (Law 360).

Vera has held a variety of leadership positions within the firm. She is currently co-chair of the firm’s Attorney Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, but has chaired a number of other committees as well as helped create Haynes Boone’s national Patent Prosecution Training Program.

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