Amanda Branch focuses on patent litigation involving a wide array of technologies, including computer hardware and software, semiconductor manufacturing, Internet and networking technologies, and industrial printing.
Amanda has experience in all phases of patent litigation, from PTO practice to appeals. Amanda has managed fact discovery and has deposition experience. Amanda has drafted numerous motions covering motions on the pleadings, discovery, Daubert, summary judgment, and appellate briefing. Amanda obtained significant pre-trial experience preparing for litigation that was resolved through a summary judgment victory on the eve of trial. Amanda has also drafted multiple IPR petitions instituted by the PTAB.
Amanda has experience in M&A and transactional deals, and has co-authored an article on the legal considerations for the use of IPRs by acquirers in mergers and acquisitions.
Amanda is also strongly committed to pro bono and has assisted clients with matters related to wrongful conviction, immigration, elder abuse, and prison reform. Recently, Amanda second chaired a pro bono trial in California state court on elder abuse claim, securing a judgment of nearly $50,000 on behalf of her client.
Amanda graduated with honors from Carson-Newman College and received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, where she was awarded the Dean’s Achievement Award for Legal Research and Writing. While in law school, Amanda served as Chief Notes Editor of The Review of Litigation. Additionally, Amanda's student note, “Hyde in Plain Sight – Back to Basics with the Hyde Amendment,” was published in The Review of Litigation Spring 2014 edition.