Dallas, TX; April 1, 2022 — RuyakCherian LLP is pleased to announce that Stephanie Wood has joined the firm as Of Counsel and Hunter Palmer has joined the firm as an associate to open the firm’s new Dallas office.
Ms. Wood joins the firm from Dallas, Texas having practiced in Texas since 2012. She is a seasoned litigator with patent litigation experience in major U.S. forums including numerous cases in the Eastern District of Texas, the Northern District of California, the District of Delaware, and at the ITC. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, and she received her Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2005.
Previously, she worked together with several RuyakCherian partners when her practice was based in San Francisco, California, “Stephanie was a natural to rejoin our team. Her experience will be invaluable as we expand our practice in Texas.” said founding partner Bob Ruyak. Founding partner Sunny Cherian added, “We were impressed with Stephanie Wood when she worked with us more than 10 years ago and our respect for her has only grown since then. We are delighted that she is joining the firm as we expand. We are lucky to be working with her again.”
“RuyakCherian is a powerhouse of talent,” said Ms. Wood. “These are attorneys I know, have been to trial with, and deeply respect. I am thrilled to be working with them again.”
Ms. Wood is joined in the creation of the Dallas office by RuyakCherian’s newest associate Hunter Palmer. A lifelong Texan, Mr. Palmer obtained his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University, and he received his Juris Doctor from Baylor University in 2014. His experience spans patent litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, and
eDiscovery. He is also a registered attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
“We couldn’t be happier to have Hunter join us,” said partner Bob Harkins. “We had been looking for some time for an associate with his abilities, and we look forward to great things from him.”
The addition of Stephanie Wood and Hunter Palmer comes shortly after the firm welcomed another attorney with deep trial experience in Texas, Adam Allgood. Mr. Allgood started his career with the Texas Attorney General’s office prior to becoming a patent trial attorney.
“We have been representing clients in Texas in many cases, both in courts in the Eastern District and more recently in the Western District in Waco,” said Sunny Cherian. “Having a real, ongoing presence in Dallas is entirely in line with our firm’s ongoing commitment to representing clients in Texas.”
The attorneys of RuyakCherian are already well-known in Texas, where they have tried patent infringement and other lawsuits for more than 20 years. RuyakCherian recently scored an important trial win for client Bright Data Ltd. in the Eastern District of Texas. In Marshall, Texas, a jury affirmed the validity of Bright Data’s proxy server patents and found a competitor to have willfully infringed its patent rights.
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RuyakCherian LLP blends the knowledge and depth of a big law firm with the trial experience of a litigation boutique, and a history of success in high stakes cases. Founded in 2015 as a Technology and Competition Law Firm by Bob Ruyak and Sunny Cherian, RuyakCherian has established itself as a leading litigation firm. It represents domestic and international clients
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