David O'Dell is Head of the Patent Trials Practice Group and specializes in intellectual property law, including patent prosecution, and in the development of intellectual property strategies for protecting and commercializing technology. His technical areas of experience include semiconductor processing, circuit design, computer software and hardware, and telecommunications. Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, David was a professional engineer and worked for several years in the semiconductor industry as a circuit designer, semiconductor product engineer, and computer programmer. In addition to his law degree, David holds an electrical engineer degree.
David's technology law experience includes:
- Representing clients in over 50 different inter partes reviews.
- Representing clients in more than 70 inter partes and ex parte reexaminations, including hearings before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI, now the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, or PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
- Drafting and prosecuting hundreds of original United States patent applications.
- Developing intellectual property portfolios for both start-up and later stage technology companies.
- Implementing competitor analysis and evaluation, and identifying and exploiting patent "white space" in the competitive landscape.
- Representing and defending companies in the assertion of U.S. and foreign patents.
- Counseling regarding patent validity and infringement opinions and the design and implementation of non-infringing alternatives to patented technology.
- Working with trial lawyers in complex patent infringement suits.
- Named as a Rising Star by Texas Monthly for 2004
- Listed in the "Hall of Fame" for patent prosecutors by American Lawyer's IP Law and Business, October 2003