Paul Skiermont ’01 Recognized for Patent Litigation Expertise by LMG Life Sciences
From the Skiermont Pucket website:
Attorney Paul J. Skiermont, a 2001 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and founding partner of the Dallas-based law firm Skiermont Puckett LLP, has been recognized as one of the top patent litigators in the nation by LMG Life Sciences, the only U.S. publication dedicated to the comprehensive analysis of the life sciences industry. He is one of only five attorneys in Texas to receive the honor and one of only 200 nationwide.
Mr. Skiermont was named a “Life Sciences Star” based on more than 1,000 online survey responses and interviews with nearly 600 attorneys, as well as a review of public information and feedback from clients within the industry. Through this process of peer opinion, market feedback and independent research, LMG created its list of “star” attorneys who regularly handle legal matters related to life sciences.
Mr. Skiermont represents a wide range of companies in litigation involving complex science and technology, including pharmaceuticals and other life sciences, telecommunications, aerospace, speech recognition and consumer electronics. His experience in life sciences matters includes serving as co-lead trial counsel in a Hatch-Waxman patent case in which Mr. Skiermont’s client prevailed on summary judgment of infringement and non-obviousness after two generic drug manufacturers had already launched infringing generic versions of a leading oral contraceptive. Mr. Skiermont was also a key member of the legal team that succeeded in defeating the landmark antitrust class action involving the antibiotic Cipro.