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About Tasha

An intellectual property litigator, Tasha Snipes is experienced in many aspects of patent, copyrights, trademark, and trade secret litigation.  Her experience includes preparing fact and expert witnesses for trial, developing patent claim construction, noninfringement and invalidity strategies, and managing discovery.  She routinely assists client with patent prosecution, patent licensing, trademarks, copyright procurement, copyright licensing agreements, technology transfers and branding.

Tasha also has experience counseling clients in the strategic development of their patent portfolios, protecting multi-media projects (music, art, video production), as well as domain name disputes.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Tasha worked as an electrical engineer, designing control strategies for oil and gas refineries. She also worked as a communication engineer in the aerospace industry.


Recent Notable Matters

Houston Independent School — trial counsel representing the 7th largest public school district in the nation in a multi-million dollar copyright infringement action pending in the S.D. of Texas

Houston Independent School District — represented largest school district in Texas in significant trademark infringement action resulting in a favorable district court ruling, and 5th Circuit affirmance

Fortune 500 company — defense of patent infringement action that favorably resulted in a royalty-free dismissal

Global leader in innovative fire safety and electronic security solutions — patent infringement actions involving wireless mesh communication, video surveillance and wireless encryption technologies

Financial institution — patent infringement action, including developing claim construction positions and invalidity contentions for patents relating to software utilized in the provision of financial services

Financial institution — prepared motions and researched issues involving automated call center technology related to toll free numbers, automated attendant, automated call distribution, voice response unit, computer telephone integration and speech recognition

U.S. financial institution — managed patent prosecution for over 30 concurrent applications and issued patents

Houston client — pro bono basis for trademark clearance and availability, opinions, and obtaining federal trademark registration

Publications and Speeches

"Test for enhanced damages," IP Magazine, July/August 2016.

"Patent Eligible Subject Matter Post Mayo & Alice," Navy Symposium, May 2016.

"It's Now Much Easier To Get A Priority Patent Filing Date," Law360, November 2013.

"Federal Circuit Clears Pathway Through 'Recapture Rule' Minefield," Thomson Reuters News & Insight, June 2012.

"'Round the Turn They’re A-Comin!' The Wild Patent Enforcement Ride of Marine Polymer v. HemCon," Thomson Reuters, April 2012.

"Internet 2.0: Jurisdictional Risks in Today’s Cyber World," IP Strategist, March 2012.



University of Houston Law Center,
Iowa State University,
B.S., Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


State Bar of Texas
Houston Intellectual Property Association
Nancy Atlas IP American Inn of Court




Privileged Communications in Patent Law

May 18, 2017

This presentation discusses attorney-client privilege for patent documents, global attorney client privilege issues, and the privilege from the “common-interest” doctrine. Most companies have a global portfolio of intellectual property in the form of patents, copyrights, and trademarks that are secured and maintained in different...



The National Black Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40
2017 - 2019
University of Houston Law Center
Houston Business & Tax Law Journal
Submissions Editor


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