Chad C. Walters

Practice Group Co-Chair - PTAB Trials (Firmwide) Partner

chad.walters@bakerbotts.com

Dallas

P: +1.214.953.6511 F: +1.214.661.4511
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Chad Walters is a member of the firmwide Post-Grant Practice Committee and is the editor of the firm's Post-Grant Report. His practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation, portfolio development and procurement and dispute proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office involving a wide variety of applications.

In federal courts in Texas and across the country, Mr. Walters litigates patent disputes relating to a range of technologies, from Internet technologies to complex software and telecommunications applications. He represents both companies seeking to enforce their intellectual property rights and those accused of infringement. Mr. Walters also represents clients in patent challenge proceedings and complex disputes involving priority rights in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Walters helps clients of all sizes identify, develop and protect their intellectual property assets. He has developed patent portfolios in a broad spectrum of technologies, including telecommunications, semiconductors, software, optical networks, oil and gas production, medical equipment, business methods, wireless components and the mechanical arts. He has also prepared and negotiated various licensing and technology transfer agreements for clients seeking to attain value from and leverage their intellectual property portfolio.

Related Experience

  • National telecommunications service provider – defense of patent infringement claims related to wireless location technologies and emergency services
  • National telecommunications service provider – defense of patent infringement claims in the Northern District of Ohio related to location-based services
  • National internet search company – defense of patent infringement claims related to location-based searching
  • National internet search company – defense of patent infringement claims in the Middle District of California related to mobile advertising
  • National telecommunications service provider – defense of patent infringement claims related to Internet access technology
  • National online dating service provider – defense of a patent infringement claim related to personals matching technology; received favorable settlement immediately after claim construction briefing
  • National online dating service provider – defense of a patent infringement claim in the Northern District of Illinois related to matching algorithms; received stay of litigation and invalidated patent in reexamination proceedings, resulting in dismissal of all claims
  • Multinational network equipment provider – defense of numerous patent assertions, including defenses in multiple lawsuits involving infringement claims against customers related to cable communication technology
  • National security company – defense of patent infringement claims related to security monitoring equipment
  • Multinational telecommunications equipment provider – defense of patent infringement claims related to network switching equipment
  • National computer equipment provider – defense of patent infringement claims related to computer software security
  • National telecommunications service provider – defense of patent infringement claims related to streaming and downloading of media content; received stay of litigation and invalidated patent in reexamination proceedings, resulting in dismissal of all claims
  • Multinational software provider – defense of patent infringement claims related to video editing technology; received dismissal of all claims by the plaintiff competitor
  • National educational software company – defense of patent infringement claims involving educational software resulting in settlement immediately after favorable claim construction ruling
  • National educational software company – assertions of patent infringement claims against competitors in district courts and the ITC related to interactive educational systems; received favorable settlement, including removal of the product from the market
  • National educational software company – defense of a contractual interference claim and assertion of a patent infringement claim in the District of South Carolina against a competitor
  • National machinery company – defense of patent infringement claims in the Northern District of Florida related to apparel equipment
  • National retailers – defenses of patent infringement claims related to website technology
  • Multinational oil and gas company – representation in a complex dispute regarding ownership of oil and gas drilling technology
  • Multinational network equipment provider – development and management of worldwide patent portfolio related to computer networking
  • Multinational telecommunications equipment provider – development and management of worldwide patent portfolio related to cellular equipment and networking standards
  • Multinational optical networking company – development of worldwide patent portfolio related to optical processors and equipment
  • Multinational network equipment provider – advice on licensing, patent procurement, patent portfolio categorization, and IP support for corporate transactions
  • Multinational railcar equipment manufacturer – development and management of worldwide patent portfolio related to railcar, mining, and highway equipment

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