Thomas Landers

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Louisiana Street 1111
Houston 77002 TX US

Thomas W. Landers IV is an associate in the firm’s intellectual property (IP) practice, where he focuses on complex patent litigation and IP counseling. Mr. Landers has represented clients in a variety of technologies, including biotechnology, telecommunications, and medical devices.

Mr. Landers has represented clients before the U.S. district courts, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and the Federal Circuit. In addition to his IP litigation experience, Mr. Landers has represented pro bono clients in a wide range of matters, with an emphasis on assisting individuals seeking legal guardianships over incapacitated adults.

During law school, Mr. Landers was a part of the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, in which he provided IP and transactional business law representation to small businesses in the Austin area. He was also on the Intellectual Property Law Journal and was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Society.

Representative Work:

  • Mr. Landers’s recent experience includes:
    • enforcing equitable decree in the Eastern District of Texas against a medical device manufacturer who used the client’s trade secrets to develop products
    • representing an agricultural biotechnology firm in the Western District of Wisconsin, where the client asserted claims of patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation, while simultaneously defending against claims that the client’s patent acquisition practices violate antitrust laws
    • representing appellants in the appeals of two inter partes review proceedings before the Federal Circuit.
    • enforcing patent portfolio in the District of Colorado against a licensee who violated the terms of a license agreement with the client, while simultaneously defending against claims of anticompetitive conduct


  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2016
  • B.S.M.E., University of Texas at Austin, 2007

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  • Texas


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