Sarah B. Foley is a registered U.S. patent attorney experienced in advising and counseling clients in all areas of intellectual property law for a variety of organizations. Her practice focuses on managing patent portfolios, primarily for Fortune 500 corporations.  This includes providing patentability and patent landscape analyses, preparing and filing patent applications, worldwide prosecution of patent applications, and more.

Ms. Foley partners with in-house counsel and inventors to prepare and prosecute U.S. and foreign patent applications. Her experience includes an array of technology involving software, hardware, networking, and computer systems. She has worked with clients to prepare and prosecute patent applications involving areas such as mobile device software and hardware, image processing, network architecture, aerospace, robotics, bacteria, agricultural machinery, automotive and mechanical technology fields.

Between undergraduate and law school, Ms. Foley worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for a Texas Congressman.  In Dallas, Ms. Foley gained experience as Judicial Extern for The Honorable John Peyton, County Court No. 2; as Law Clerk at the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division; and as Legal Intern with the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Ms. Foley has written and has presented and spoken on a variety of intellectual property topics, including but not limited to:

 A Copyright Revolution: Protecting the Famous Photograph of Che Guevara, 13 L. & Bus. Rev. Am. 687 (2007)

 “Intellectual Property Practice Tips and Documents” at the University of Houston CLE Program on Advising Businesses in a Troubled Economy in June of 2009 (Dallas session)

 “Considerations for hospitality industry expansion in the Middle East and North Africa”, Travel Law Quarterly, June 2011

 “Patent Law Update: AIA” at The State Bar of Texas, Texas Minority Counsel Program in November of 2013 (Dallas, TX)

“The Role of a Patent Attorney in the Patent Application Process” at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Texas Regional Inventors Conference in January 2016 (Dallas, TX)


Ms. Foley was named as a 2010 Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers®.   She is a member of the American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, American Mensa, and Daughters of the Republic of Texas.  Ms. Foley is admitted to practice in the State of Texas and before the United States Patent Trademark Office.

  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
    • J.D., 2007
    • Assistant Managing Editor for the International Law Review
    • Advocate on the Board of Advocates
  • Dallas Baptist University
    • B.S. in Biology, Pre-Med focus, 2002

Sarah B. Foley