Jones Day

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Global powerhouse with a notable Texas-based IP litigation practice covering all core rights, including particularly deep knowledge of privacy and data security. Frequently appears in cross-border proceedings, including patent and trademark disputes, and notable for the strength of its IP appellate practice. Clients come from a range of industries, including energy, technology, manufacturing, automotive and sports.

Strengths One source describes the team as "excellent," adding: "They have deep experience and provide intelligent analysis in patent litigation."

"The professionalism of the whole team has been the best I have every experienced," states one client.

Work highlights Represented SAP in a long-running patent infringement dispute with Wellogix, which alleged that its patents concerning licensed software used in oilfield applications were infringed by the firm's client. The action also included related claims of trade secrets misappropriation.

Notable practitioners

Hilda Galvan is widely respected as "a very talented lawyer" with a strong focus on patent infringement litigation. She acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court.

Joseph Beauchamp is a talented intellectual property specialist who is adept at portfolio management and advising on large transactions involving patents and trademarks. One peer describes him as "a very technically sound attorney who understands the most complex technologies and is really good at relating that to a lay person."

Keith Davis regularly litigates patent and trade secrets cases for clients in a wide range of industries, including the electronics, computing and food sectors. One reports that "he has demonstrated himself to be a smart, knowledgeable and experienced patent litigator."