Cole Schotz P.C.



Gary R. Sorden
Texas Office
901 Main Street, Suite 4120, Dallas, TX 75202
T: 469-557-9397 / F: 469-466-6231
Legal Practice Assistant: Adrienne Hickey
T: 469-557-9393


Gary Sorden serves as lead counsel on intellectual property matters related to patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, and trade dress issues. Gary’s professional recognition includes his selection as a Texas Rising Star in the area of intellectual property litigation for six consecutive years as well as being selected as an “Up-and-Coming 100” Rising Star in 2017 and 2018. See Award Methodology.

Gary has represented clients on both sides of the aisle in federal and state matters as well as alternative dispute resolution forums. Gary specializes in monetization and the development of intellectual property for his clients in all forums including district and appellate courts as well as the International Trade Commission. His litigation experience also includes representing clients in a wide variety of matters including commercial, oil and gas, business, class actions, and product liability matters. Gary’s diverse litigation experience allows him to provide comprehensive representation in a wide-variety of litigation matters while also maintaining the business objectives of his clients. Gary also works with clients on the development of intellectual property including product and company branding strategies as well as the development of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Gary has represented numerous companies in Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) as lead counsel with many successful results. Gary earned his law degree from Texas Tech School of Law and holds a M.S. in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University as well as a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas – Pan American.


Texas Tech School of Law, J.D., 2008Southern Methodist University, Engineering Management, M.S., 2003Computer Science, University of Texas – Pan American, B.S., 2001

Bar & Court Admissions

Texas, 2008United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2007United States District Courts in the Eastern District of Texas, 2009United States District Courts in the Northern District of Texas, 2015United States District Courts in the Southern District of Texas, 2015United States District Courts in the Western District of Texas, 2015United States District Courts in the Central District of Illinois, 2011United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2010



No Easy Arthrex Fix as Full-Court Review Looms, Attorneys Say

As published in: Bloomberg Law December 3, 2019

HISD settles study guide copyright case for $7.8M

As published in: Houston Chronicle October 23, 2019

2019 Texas Super Lawyers Magazine

As published in: Super Lawyers September 9, 2019

Before $9M verdict, HISD could have settled copyright case for $250K

As published in: Houston Chronicle June 12, 2019

Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs

As published in: Law360 May 30, 2019

Jury orders Texas school district to pay $9.2m in copyright claim

As published in: World IP Review May 28, 2019

Wake Up Call: DynaStudy

As published in: Bloomberg Big Law Business May 28, 2019

Jury Hits Houston ISD with $9.2M Infringement Verdict

As published in: The Southeast Texas Record May 28, 2019

Jury Finds HISD Infringed Copyrights, Awards $9.2M

As published in: The Texas Lawbook May 28, 2019

Houston School District Must Pay $9.2M In Copyright Suit

As published in: Law360 May 24, 2019

IP Hires: Cole Schotz, Davis Wright, Ropers Majeski

As published in: Law360 April 19, 2019

WTR On the Move

As published in: World Trademark Review April 12, 2019

Cole Schotz Snags 4-Atty Klemchuk IP Team In Dallas

As published in: Law360 April 11, 2019

Cole Schotz expands Texas presence with four-person litigation and IP team

As published in: Intellectual Property Magazine April 11, 2019

Dallas office boosted at Cole Schotz

As published in: IPPro Magazine April 10, 2019

Cole Schotz Beefs Up in Dallas with IP Group

As published in: Texas Lawyer April 10, 2019



Houston, We Have a Problem

Intellectual Property Magazine September 2, 2019

Timothy J. H. Craddock and Gary R. Sorden
Cole Schotz Expands Texas Footprint with Four-Person Litigation and IP Team- CityBiz

CityBizList April 10, 2019

Aaron D. Davidson, Timothy J. H. Craddock, Brian L. King and Gary R. Sorden

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