Sarah Foley is a registered U.S. patent attorney experienced in advising and counseling clients in all areas of intellectual property (IP) law for a variety of organizations and industries. Her practice focuses on developing and managing patent portfolios, IP portfolio acquisitions, product launches, and brand development and protection, for clients at the startup phase to Fortune 500 corporations.  This includes providing patentability, freedom to operate, and patent landscape analyses, preparing and filing patent applications worldwide, worldwide prosecution of patent applications, and more.

Ms. Foley’s experience includes an array of technology involving software, hardware, networking, telecommunications, and computer systems. She has partnered with clients to protect innovation in areas such as mobile device software and hardware, IoT and connected systems, image processing, natural language processing, network architecture, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence and computer learning, aerospace and aeronautics, robotics and autonomous vehicle systems, machinery, automotive and mechanical technologies.

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



2010, 2020, 2021 Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers®

2020 Top Women Attorneys in Texas by Super Lawyers®


“Hybrid & Remote Workplaces and the Impact on IP Protection and Venue” at the State Bar of Texas 36th Annual Advanced Intellectual Property Law conference, February 23-24, 2023 (Houston, TX)

“Drafting for International Prosecution” at the National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP) 25th Annual Meeting and Conference in July 2022 (Denver, CO)

“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)

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

“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)


The Room Where it Happens: Venue Impact of Hybrid and Remote Work, State Bar of Texas, 36th Annual Advanced Intellectual Property Law, Chapter 15, February 2023 (co-authored)

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

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

Professional Associations
The Honorable Barbara M. G. Lynn IP Inn of Court, Barrister (former)
American Bar Association, Member
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Member

ChIPs Network, Member
Dallas Bar Association, Member
Dallas Association of Women Lawyers, Member
American Mensa, Member
Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Member

Volunteer Associations

Refugee Services of Texas, Welcome Team

Vickery Trading Company, Board of Directors (former)

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
Mu Delta Alpha (Pre-Med Society)

State of Texas
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)