Education and Honors

  • J.D. (summa cum laude), The University of Texas School of Law, 2012
    Order of the Coif
    Articles Editor, Texas Law Review
  • B.S.E. (magna cum laude), electrical engineering, Princeton University, 1994
    Member, Tau Beta Pi
    Member, Sigma Xi

Admissions and Affiliations

State Bar of Texas

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Jeffrey T. Quilici


98 San Jacinto Boulevard
Suite 1500
Austin, Texas 78701-4078
United States


Patent litigation, patent prosecution and appellate litigation


Jeff Quilici works on a range of intellectual property matters, focusing primarily on patent litigation, patent prosecution and appellate litigation. Mr. Quilici has a background in electrical engineering and technical experience in digital hardware design, software development and computer network architecture. He has assisted in the representation of clients in a variety of technological fields, including wireless communications, networking, computer systems, encryption, seismic imaging and food additives.

Mr. Quilici served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Prior to joining Baker Botts, Mr. Quilici worked as a software engineer at Silicon Graphics, Inc. and as a lead engineer and engineering manager at Liberate Technologies, Inc.

Representative Engagements

  • Large electronics company — development of noninfringement and invalidity defenses to competitor’s infringement assertions; assistance with reexamination proceedings and expert witness preparation; drafting and prosecution of patents related to networking, computer systems and encryption
  • Large network communications company — drafting and prosecution of patents related to high-speed digital communications
  • Large oil and gas company — prosecution and drafting of patents related to sensor systems and seismic signal processing
  • Agribusiness company — assistance with preparation of reexamination petitions to challenge competitor’s patents related to food additives

Publications, Speeches and Presentations

  • “Microsoft Corp. v. DataTern, Inc.: Suppliers’ Standing To Bring A Declaratory Judgment Action Based On Customer Suits,” Baker Botts Intellectual Property Report, June 2014