David O'Dell


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1995

Electrical Engineer, University of Texas at Austin, 1987



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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

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


David O'Dell, Chair of the Patent Trials and Counseling Practice Group, has more than 20 years of experience as a patent lawyer, including participating in inter partes review (IPRs), negotiating patent licenses, and preparing and prosecuting patent applications. David has filed more than 100 petitions for IPR, which makes him one of the most prolific attorneys representing IPR petitioners before the United States Patent Trials and Appeals Board (PTAB). David’s 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 electronics industry as a computer memory designer, semiconductor product engineer, and computer programmer.

Inter Partes Review

Patexia 2020

Haynes and Boone Ranked as Leading Firm in 2020 IPR Intelligence Report

Haynes and Boone, LLP and eight of its lawyers are included in the 2020 edition of Patexia Inc.’s IPR Intelligence Report on the nation’s leaders in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Among the report’s highlights, Haynes and Boone ranked as the 7th most active firm for petitioners at the PTAB (up from 10th in 2019) and one of the top ten best performing firms overall.

Intellectual Property

The IP Beacon

The Intellectual Property Law Year in Review 2017-2018

The Haynes and Boone Intellectual Property Practice Group is pleased to highlight our representative intellectual property-related client successes and publications over the past year in this special edition year in review.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, Globe White Page Ltd, 2020
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2017-2021

Professional and Community Activities

  • Phi Delta Phi legal honor society
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Patent Law Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Selected Client Representations

David's technology law experience includes:

  • Representing clients in inter partes reviews (IPRs), including hearings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Drafting and prosecuting 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.

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