Jerry R. Selinger

Top rated Intellectual Property Litigation attorney in Dallas, Texas

Patterson + Sheridan LLP
Jerry R. Selinger
Patterson + Sheridan LLP

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1980

Education: The George Washington University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2023

Patterson + Sheridan LLP

1700 Pacific Ave.
Suite 2650
Dallas, TX 75201 Visit website


Attorney Jerry R. Selinger is a partner with Patterson + Sheridan law firm and works primarily out of the firm's law office in Dallas, Texas. Nationally ranked as among the top intellectual property attorneys in his region as well as the entire country, Mr. Selinger provides unmatched representation and support to a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and beyond who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution
  • Patent acquisition and prosecution
  • Technology, licensing and IP transactions

Drawing from his extensive trial experience borne from his more than 30 years in practice, Mr. Selinger has a unique ability to get to the heart of the matter and discard irrelevant and ancillary issues in order to successfully litigate cases without wasting valuable time and resources.

Throughout the course of his legal career, he has prosecuted and defended more than 100 patent infringement claims, and he has secured substantial settlements and verdicts for his clients, including a landmark $15 million judgment for an embattled patent owner. He has also obtained injunctive relief judgments and other favorable outcomes for those accused of patent infringement along with successfully handling numerous appeals.

A leader in his field, Mr. Selinger routinely conducts lectures and seminars on a variety of topics related to intellectual property law, and he has received consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America as well as an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, IAM Patent 1000 voted him among the World's Leading Patent Professionals, and he received the Project Award from the American Intellectual Property Law Association in 2018.

A 1969 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Mr. Selinger earned his master's degree from Columbia University in 1971. He then attended George Washington University National Law Center, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1975. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Texas as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and Federal Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Selinger is a former board member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and current co-chair of the organization's Patentability Task Force. He has also served as chair for the association's Amicus Committee, patent litigation committee, special committee on PAC and its membership committee. He is also the former chair of the State Bar of Texas' Intellectual Property Law Section, and he has served in a number of leadership roles with the Dallas Bar Association.

Among his other professional affiliations, Mr. Selinger has served as chair of the Dallas Bar Fellows and trustee for the Dallas Bar Foundation and the Kilby Foundation International. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Federal Circuit Bar Association's Patent Litigation Committee, and he is a master with the Honorable Barbara M. G. Lynn American Inn of Court.


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Practice areas

Intellectual Property Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate, Intellectual Property, Technology Transactions

Focus areas

Intellectual Property Law, Patents, Science and Technology Law

  • 60% Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 10% Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10% Appellate
  • 10% Intellectual Property
  • 10% Technology Transactions

First Admitted: 1975, Maryland

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending September 15, 2017
  • Pre And Post-AIA On-Sale Bar After Medicines And Helsinn Law360, 2017
  • What’s Left Of Laches Post-SCA Hygiene Law360, 2017
  • Brief of Amicus Curiae American Intellectual Property Law Association in Support of Respondent, Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Telecommunications America LLC, No. 15-777, United States Supreme Court, 2016
  • Akamai Is A Cautionary Tale For Patent Prosecutors, 2015
  • Federal Circuit Court Summaries for Week Ending August 8, 2014
  • Brief of Amicus Curiae Altera Corporation, HTC Corporation, HTC America, Inc., SmugMug, Inc. and Weatherford International in Support of Petitioner, Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, No. 12-786, United States Supreme Court, 2014
  • Brief of Amicus Curiae The American Intellectual Property Law Association in Support of Neither Party, Alice Corp. PTY. LTD. v. CLS Bank International, No. 13-298, United States Supreme Court, 2014
  • Sidebar with AIPLA: An Inside Look at CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. Webinar, 2013
  • Brief of Amicus Curiae The American Intellectual Property Law Association in Support of Alice Corporation PTY. LTD., 2013
  • Claim Construction from the Perspective of a Trial Lawyer, 2012
  • Federal Circuit Decision for Week Ending November 9, 2012
  • AIA Update – Final Rules, September 16, 2012
  • What Every Trial Lawyer Should Know About Claim Construction, State Bar Advanced CLE Presentation, 2012
  • Joint Defense Agreements in Patent Infringement Cases, 2011
  • Tafas/GSK: The Trail From Preliminary Injunction to the Federal Circuit and Beyond, 2009
  • Samsung v. Apple
  • Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank
  • Tafas v. Dudas
Educational Background:
  • M.S., Columbia University
  • B.S. in Egn. Sci. (cum laude), SUNY at Buffalo
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation, Thomson Reuters
  • Project Award Recipient, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), 2018
  • Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America®
  • AV Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Texas' Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America®
  • The World's Leading Patent Professionals - Intellectual Asset Management, IAM Patent 1000
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Trustee, 2001-2009
  • Kilby Foundation International, Trustee, 1998-2000
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Dallas Bar Association, Secretary-Treasurer, 1995
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Fellows, Chair, 2007
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association, Patent Litigation Committee
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Co-Chair, Patentability Task Force
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Former Chair, Special Committee on PAC
  • State Bar of Texas, Board of Directors, 1998-2001
  • Dallas Bar Association, Advisory Director, 1998-2001
  • The Honorable Barbara MG Lynn American Inn of Court, Master
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Board of Directors, 2002-2005
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Former Chair, Patent Litigation Committee
  • State Bar of Texas, Chair, Intellectual Property Law Section, 1996-1997
  • Dallas Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1996
  • American Bar Association
  • United States Supreme Court
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Former Chair, Amicus Committee
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Former Chair, Membership Committee

Office location for Jerry R. Selinger

1700 Pacific Ave.
Suite 2650
Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214-272-0957


21 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2023

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