Parker D. Hancock
1001 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77002
Parker’s principal area of practice is intellectual property law with a focus on patent litigation. He has trial experience both in district courts and at the International Trade Commission. He also has litigated patent validity in post-grant proceedings at the USPTO, including Inter Partes Reviews, Reexaminations, and Reissue Applications.
Parker also has significant experience managing and prosecuting patent portfolios in a wide range of subject areas, including computer hardware and software, consumer products, and medical devices. This has included managing dozens of patent applications for Fortune 500 companies on mobile device software, distributed systems, and web technology. Parker has also prosecuted patent applications for other clients on innovations in cloud-native systems & security, relational and non-relational database systems, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
In his spare time, Parker develops software and tools for working with publicly-available patent data, including an open-source library for retrieving and analyzing U.S. and international patent information. Through this, Parker has experience with many widely-used tools in commercial data science and machine learning, including TensorFlow, Spark, Kubernetes, and the PyData data science and machine learning libraries. Through this experience, Parker has worked across numerous programming technologies and languages, including Python, Ruby, Scala, Java, and their related ecosystems. Parker is also an active member of the PyHou Python user’s group.
- Vanderbilt University, J.D., 2014 (Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, Articles Editor)
- Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S.E.E. with high honors, 2010
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia