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Parker D. Hancock
Parker D. Hancock
Senior Associate — Intellectual Property
Senior Associate — Intellectual Property

Parker D. Hancock

Parker D. Hancock
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Parker D. Hancock

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.

Experience Highlights

  • Crestview Partners in IP diligence and advice as lead investors in the $588 million merger of Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corporation and U.S. Well Services, combining into a publicly listed hydraulic fracturing company

  • (E.D. Tex.) – Obtained jury verdict of noninfringement for leading smartphone maker in patent litigation involving universal remote control technology

  • (ITC) – Represented a leading semiconductor materials manufacturer against a former competitor in an investigation regarding silicon wafer manufacturing; obtained a complete dismissal of the action

  • (USPTO) – Represented a research institution in several petitions for Inter Partes Review related to semiconductor materials manufacturing technology, each of which was instituted on all proposed grounds

  • (N.D. Ga.) – Represented a remote control software manufacturer in numerous lawsuits against competitors; successfully defended a motion to dismiss for lack of patentable subject matter 

  • (U.S.P.T.O.) — Represented an orthopedic medical device company in an inter partes reexamination involving knee implants

  • (U.S.P.T.O.) — Prosecuted patent applications and handled inter partes reexaminations for a company specializing in endoscope remanufacturing

  • (U.S.P.T.O.) — Prosecuted patent applications related to biomedical devices and medical imaging for two major research universities 

Credentials

  • 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
  • Texas
  • Georgia
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia