Jade Laye



Education and Clerkships

LL.M., Intellectual Property, George Washington University Law School, 2006

J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law, 2004

B.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas College of Engineering, 2001



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

Texas Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


Jade Laye is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone. A registered patent attorney, he focuses his practice on intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patent prosecution and counseling, as well as the acquisition, licensing and divestiture of patent rights. His litigation experience includes litigation support involving patent infringement and invalidity. He was honored in the Houston Business Journal, American City Business Journals, 2015 List of Top Patent Practitioners.

Jade has experience with a wide range of technologies, including electrical and mechanical oil field devices, optical computing devices, electromagnetic logging tools, software, semiconductors, fracturing methods, e-commerce, and telecommunications.

Jade is a former Patent Examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in its telecommunications division. While at the USPTO, his technical focus was in the area of video and data distribution systems, networks, electronic programming guides, and related technology, such as video recording devices, modems and hand-held communications devices. In addition to his work as an attorney, his patent examination experience provides his clients with a significant advantage in both prosecution and litigation.

Jade is also involved in Haynes and Boone's Attorney Diversity and Inclusion efforts, where he focuses on advancing the hiring, retention and promotion of diverse lawyers within the firm. He also serves as a founding member of the Houston Minority IP Lawyers Association, and was admitted into the 2016 class of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Program. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Bridge Preparatory Academy in Sugar Land, Texas.

In addition to his law degrees, Jade holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "A Biden Administration Bodes Well for the Electric Vehicle Industry," author, Haynes and Boone publication, January 28, 2021.
  • "Oilfield Services Seminar Series, Part II: Sorting M&A Targets Using Triage Due Diligence," speaker on patent-related issues, Houston, TX, April 2016.


Jade Laye

Haynes and Boone Associate Jade Laye Selected to Join Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

Jade O. Laye, an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Haynes and Boone, LLP, has been selected for the 2016 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Laye joins an esteemed class of lawyers nationwide who have been selected to participate in the year-long program designed to offer fellows an opportunity to network and learn from top leaders in the legal field.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Board Member, The Bridge Preparatory Academy, Sugar Land, TX
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Member, 2016
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

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