Mike Sellers

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Title: Senior Counsel
Qualifications: U.S. Patent Attorney and Attorney at Law

Location: Houston
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sellers@oshaliang.com

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED

Mr. Sellers has extensive experience in patent preparation and prosecution, from hands-on project and attorney management to counselling and transactional services. Mr. Sellers is a leader in the field of intellectual property law with a robust background in the petrochemical, mechanical and electrical industries, his expertise is a valuable resource in handling patent-related issues and claims. He was the lead patent and legal advisor to Exploration and Production Advance Research Center and an advisor for R&DC and Process and Control System Design businesses.

EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining Osha Liang, Mr. Sellers worked for Saudi Aramco and during his tenure as counsel oversaw exponential growth in US patent application filings and US patent grants. Mr. Sellers was previously an attorney at Eversheds Sutherland and The Dow Chemical Company and he worked as an associate at Bracewell LLP,  Winstead PC and Godwin Bowman PC.

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, The University of Texas School of Law – Austin, Texas (2004)
  • Master of Business Administration, graduated with highest honors, Tulane University A. B. Freeman School        of Business – New Orleans, Louisiana (1998)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin – Austin, Texas (1995)

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United State District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United State District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United State District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United State District Court for the Northern District of Texas

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

  • Presentation, “Invention Disclosure – Towards Effective Submissions”, Saudi Aramco (2018)
  • Presentation, “Silence is Golden”, Aramco Services Co. (2017)
  • Presentation, “Patents & Computers – Alice’s Issue”, Aramco Services Co. (2017)
  • Presentation, “Innovating with Patents in Mind”, Saudi Aramco (2016)
  • Presentation, “Office Actions and You!”, Saudi Aramco (2015)
  • Presentation, “The Basics of Inventorship for Inventors”, Saudi Aramco (2015)
  • Primary Author, Echoes from the Gunn? Aggravated States and Demand Letters (2014)
  • Primary Author, Terrorizing Patent Practitioners: Highlights from Oral Argument at the Supreme Court for Gunn v. Minton (2013)
  • Primary Author, Returning Fire: The Respondent’s Brief and Several Supporting Amicus Curiae Briefs in Gunn v. Minton (2013)
  • Primary Author, Opening Shots in Gunn v. Minton: The Petitioner’s Brief and Several Amici Curiae Briefs in Support (2012)
  • Primary Author, Deciding Where Patent Malpractice Actions Belong, available at Law360.com (2012)
  • Primary Author, Gunning for the Supreme Court: A “Substantial” Case “Arising” from Texas That Means More Than You Think! (2012)

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

  • Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal Committee, State Bar of Texas – Chairman (2010-2013)
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo