O’Melveny Worldwide

Jeff Baxter is a versatile intellectual property litigator whose practice encompasses patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and trade secrets. Jeff has extensive experience representing clients in complex matters including patent litigation, patent reexamination, trade secret litigation, patent portfolio development, and technology licensing. Jeff helps companies identify and protect their intellectual property and avoid risks posed by other companies’ intellectual property.

Jeff’s litigation work has included pre-suit investigations, claim construction proceedings, fact discovery, expert discovery, summary judgment proceedings, bench trials, jury trials and appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Jeff has litigated in courts throughout the country, including the Eastern District of Texas, the Northern District of Texas, the Northern District of California, Central District of California, the District of Delaware, and the Northern District of Illinois.

Jeff is versed in a wide array of technologies, including semiconductors, data networking, cellular technologies, medical technologies, and other hardware and software products. Specific technologies include power factor correction, voltage regulators, flip chips, on-chip capacitators, microcontrollers, optical networks, Wi-Fi, wireless modems, wireline networks, cellular technologies, voice over IP, blood glucose meters, electric stimulation leads, laparoscopic surgical equipment, antennas, lens, smartphone technologies, e-discovery software, encryption software, authentication and authorization systems, systems for managing software installation and updates, electronic systems for trading of future contracts, and systems for providing emergency services.

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  • Defended an international semiconductor company against claims of patent infringement, resulting in a take-nothing judgement of non-infringement after a bench trial and later affirmed on appeal
  • Defended an International semiconductor company against claims of patent infringement in a declaratory judgement action, resulting in a covenant not to sue for no payment before claim construction
  • Defended a major software company against claims of patent infringement by obtaining an early favorable claim construction and a stipulated finding of non-infringement, both of which were affirmed on appeal
  • On behalf of a major wireless communications company, achieved early settlement of patent infringement suit for no payment based on ownership issues uncovered early in discovery before claim construction
  • On behalf of a Wall Street trading firm, prosecuted a patent infringement lawsuit, which concluded with a favorable settlement agreement, including licensing payments totaling $30 million
  • Defended a major computer manufacturer in a patent infringement suit that settled on confidential terms during trial
  • On behalf of an international optical networking company, prosecuted a lawsuit for misappropriation of business and technical trade secrets relating to the company’s optical networking business


Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas

Registered to Practice

  • US Patent & Trademark Office


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1998: cum laude
  • Rice University, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1995
  • Rice University, B.A., Philosophy, 1995

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Dallas, TX (2023-2024). Jeff has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2014.
  • Named to US News World Reports “Best Lawyers” in Texas (2023)
  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2005, 2008-2010, 2012-2013

Professional Activities


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Intellectual Property Law Association