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David M. O'Dell

Partner | Chair - Patent Trials and Counseling Practice Group

Chair of our Patent Trials and Licensing Practice Group, David O'Dell brings more than 25 years of experience to his clients’ patent matters. His practice includes participating in inter partes reviews (IPRs), negotiating patent licenses, and preparing and prosecuting patent applications. David has filed more than 100 petitions for IPR, making him one of the most prolific attorneys representing IPR petitioners before the United States Patent Trials and Appeals Board (PTAB).

Clients benefit from David’s deep technical experience, including in the areas of semiconductor processing, circuit design, computer software and hardware, and telecommunications. Prior to joining the firm, 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.

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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.
Professional Affiliations and Engagements
  • Phi Delta Phi legal honor society
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Patent Law Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Awards and Recognition
  • Recognized as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, Globe White Page Ltd, 2020-2021
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2017-2021
Qualifications

Education

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

Electrical Engineer, University of Texas at Austin, 1987

Admissions

Texas

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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

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

Press Release
Haynes Boone Recognized in 2022 Best Lawyers in America Guide
August, 19 2021

Haynes and Boone, LLP had another impressive showing in The Best Lawyers in America directory published by Woodward/White, Inc., with a cross section of lawyers from offices across the country recognized in the 2022 edition. The guide includes more than 100 firm lawyers from the Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Costa Mesa, Dallas, Dallas-North, Denver, Fort Worth, Houston, New York, Palo Alto, San Anto [...]