Theodore G. Baroody

Counsel

Dallas


2323 Victory Avenue
Suite 700
Dallas, Texas 75219
T +1 214.651.5108
F +1 214.200.0831

Areas of Practice

Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1989, Research Editor, Journal of Air Law and Commerce (Law Review); Hatton W. Sumners Scholar (1986-1989)
  • Chemical Engineer, B.S., Rice University, 1986, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1989
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2000

Court Admissions

  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Theodore G. Baroody

Ted Baroody's practice focuses on patent litigation and trade secret litigation. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to his law degree, Ted holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. His experience includes:

  • Jury trial (second chair) in the E.D. of Texas representing defendant manufacturer of data compression software and hardware against allegations of infringing multiple patents (plaintiff dismissed case after jury selection).
  • Jury trial (second chair) representing the plaintiff concerning alleged infringement of web site patent.
  • Jury trial (second chair) representing the defendant concerning alleged infringement of utility and design patents for floor lamps.
  • Representing the defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit regarding industrial refrigeration systems and successfully obtaining summary judgment of non-infringement. (Opinion reported at Desert Aire Corp. v. AAON, Inc., 461 F. Supp.2d 369 (Dist. of Md. 2006)).
  • Representing the plaintiff in a lawsuit regarding alleged trade secrets concerning process controllers and related software and firmware.
  • Representing the defendant in patent infringement lawsuit concerning oil field equipment.
  • Representing the defendant in a lawsuit alleging patent infringement regarding ceiling fans.
  • Representing the plaintiff in a lawsuit regarding indemnification for alleged patent infringement.
  • Representing the plaintiff in a lawsuit concerning computer software to search the Internet.
  • Jury trial (first chair) defending an oil company concerning allegations of property damage from release of gasoline.
  • A 66-day evidentiary hearing (second chair) regarding a proposed hazardous waste disposal facility to be constructed in a salt dome.
  • Obtaining transfer of trade dress litigation for defendant. (Opinion at Fanimation Design & Mfg. v. Aloha Housewares, Inc., no. 02-0047-C M/S (S.D. Ind. 2003)(granting motion to transfer).

Mr. Baroody is BV-rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Selected Representative Experience


Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc. v. Maersk Drilling USA, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2013)
Submitted amicus curiae brief in Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a leading offshore deepwater drilling company seeking clarification of the scope of infringement liability under Section 271(a) of the Patent Act.

GeoTag Inc. v. Gucci America, Inc., et al., Eastern District of Texas, 2010
Defended HRsmart and its customers against GeoTag in a major patent infringement case in the Eastern District of Texas involving job locater technology against hundreds of defendants and successfully negotiated a settlement after months of litigation.

Patent Infringement Jury Trial: Dell v. Lucent - Website Data Management and Configuration Design
In the multi-case, multi-state battle between Dell and Lucent, Haynes and Boone represented Dell in the East Texas patent infringement case involving Web-site data-management technology. Haynes and Boone tried the case to a jury for three weeks. While the jury did not find infringement, it affirmed the validity of Dell’s patents.

Memberships

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • IP Section, State Bar of Texas
  • IP Section, Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Dallas Federalist Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Online Publications

10/01/2010 - The IP Beacon, October 2010

09/30/2010 - Theodore Baroody Guest Column in Law360: Hyundai's Case For Coverage Of A Patent Suit
Carmaker Hyundai Motor America recently engineered insurance coverage for a patent infringement defense of its website. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the “advertising injury” clause of Hyundai’s insurance policies covered the cost of defending a patent infringement lawsuit brought in the Eastern District of Texas by patent holding company Orion IP LLC.

09/08/2010 - Insurance Coverage for E-Commerce Website-Related Patent Litigation

05/13/2010 - To Have Committed Inequitable Conduct or Not? That is the Question - to be Answered
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which hears all U.S. patent infringement appeals, issued an order on April 26, 2010 requesting briefs from the parties in Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson, and Co. (appeal no. 2008-1511) to consider en banc the standards by which courts should find “inequitable conduct.”

05/07/2010 - The IP Beacon, May 2010
A Haynes and Boone Newsletter highlighting current issues in Intellectual Property Law.

05/04/2010 - Federal Circuit Hints at Future Limits on Patent Damages in i4i v. Microsoft Opinion

03/10/2002 - Remedies for Patent Infringement