Practice Areas


University of Houston Law Center, Juris Doctor, 2020

Rutgers University, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Industrial and Systems Engineering (Specialized in Advanced Manufacturing Processes), 2015

Rutgers University, Master of Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2012

Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology, Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2006

Amirkabir University of Technology, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2003


Student Joint Scholarship Winner from Atlas IP Inn of Court and Houston Intellectual Property Law Association

Diversity Student Scholarship Winner from Shook, Hardy, and Bacon

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas


Damon Sima is an Associate Attorney at Chamberlain Hrdlicka. Damon focuses his practice on intellectual property counseling, including patent and trademark prosecution and litigation. Damon has experience in civil litigation in federal court and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Damon has represented plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving patent litigation matters. He has also helped clients obtain patent licenses and evaluate the strength of infringement allegations.

Dr. Sima has a J.D. and a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering specializing in advanced manufacturing processes, computational mechanics, and materials science and engineering. He is an author and co-author in numerous research publications that received a considerable number of citations.

At University of Houston Law Center, Damon focused his studies on intellectual property law. He also served as an article editor at Houston Business and Tax Law Journal (HTBLJ). Damon won a joint scholarship from the Atlas IP Inn of Court and Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA), as well as a diversity scholarship from Shook, Hardy, and Bacon. Damon interned for The Honorable David Hittner, United States District Court, Southern District of Texas.

Prior to law school, Damon was a professor at Lamar University’s College of Engineering. He taught various courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. He also has years of work experience in different industries as a design engineer and technical manager.

Professional Affiliations

  • Article Editor, Houston Tax and Business Law Journal
  • Houston Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
  • Atlas IP Inns of Court, Houston Chapter
  • Licensing Executive Society, Executive Committee Member (Houston Chapter)
  • Intellectual Property Student Organization
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers




Seminars & Presentations

“Collaborative Research: Improving Machinability of Titanium Alloys using Physics-Based Simulation Modeling.” NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (2011)



Co-author, “Comparative study of ANN and ANFIS models for the prediction of Temperature in Machining.” Journal of Engineering Science and Technology. (2018)

Co-author, “A Novel Strategy for Redundant Components in Reliability-Redundancy Allocation Problems.” IIE Transaction in Reliability. (2016)

Co-author, “A Hybrid Model For Economic Design Of MEWMA Control Chart Under Maintenance Policies.” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. (2015)

First-author, “Effects of Tool Micro-Geometry and Coatings in Turning of Ti-6Al-4V Titanium Alloy.” Proceedings of the 39th North American Manufacturing Research Conference. (2011) 

Co-author, “Prediction of Machining Induced Surface Integrity using Elastic-Viscoplastic Simulations and Temperature-Dependent Flow Softening Material Models in Titanium and Nickel-based alloys.” Advanced Materials Research. (2011)

First-author, “Modified material constitutive models for serrated chip formation simulations and experimental validation in machining of titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V.” International Journal of Manufacture and Machine Tools. (2010)

Co-author, “Investigations on the Effects of Multi-Layered Coated Inserts in Machining Ti-6Al-4V Alloy with Experiments and Finite Element Simulations.” CIRP Annals- Manufacturing Technology. (2010)

Co-author, “Finite Element Simulation of High Speed Machining Ti-6Al-4V Alloy using Modified Material Models.” Transactions of the NAMRI/SME. (2010)