Sean Patrick McDermott


Sean McDermott concentrates his intellectual property practice on domestic and international intellectual property rights, including utility patents and design patents in a number of technological arts.

Sean has experience in patent prosecution and portfolio development in areas including drilling technologies, oilfield services, downhole tools, wellheads, seismic surveying, videoconferencing, refrigeration and cooling systems, optical sensors, electric motors, valves, computer software, computer systems, electronic devices, consumer products, and various mechanical arts. 

In addition to patent prosecution, his work includes providing opinions and advice regarding patentability, freedom to operate, infringement, and validity issues; providing support in litigation; and participating in post-grant procedures before the United States Patent Office.



  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association



  • Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of Houston Law Center, JD
  • University of Houston, BS
  • University of Texas at Austin, BA