Education and Honors

  • J.D., Yale Law School, 2003
    Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal
  • B.A. (with high honors), Plan II, and B.S. (with high honors), physics, The University of Texas, 2000
    National Merit Scholar
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • Recognized as a “Texas Rising Star,” 2007-2010, 2013 & 2014

Admissions and Affiliations

State Bar of Texas

United States Patent and Trademark Office 

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

Houston Intellectual Property Law Association

Houston Young Lawyers Association

Lisa Catherine Kelly

Partner

One Shell Plaza
910 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002-4995
United States
Phone:
+1.713.229.1335
Fax:
+1.713.229.2835

Concentration

Intellectual property litigation; patent prosecution and litigation

Summary

Lisa Kelly’s practice covers a variety of areas of intellectual property law, including patent litigation and prosecution. Ms. Kelly primarily works on cases dealing with patent and trademark infringement in the fields of consumer electronics, digital video systems, semiconductor technology, computer systems and mechanical devices. Ms. Kelly also serves as a member of the Houston Regional Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star.

Representative Engagements

  • Preservation Technologies LLC v. AT&T Inc., et al. (Central District of California) - Baker Botts represented AT&T in a patent infringement matter concerning multimedia search capabilities before Judge Carter. The case settled on favorable terms.
  • Realtime Data LLC v. CME Group Inc., et al. (Southern District of New York, transferred from the Eastern District of Texas) – Baker Botts represented CME Group Inc., Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc., and New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. in a patent infringement matter concerning data compression technologies before Judge Forrest. The district court awarded summary judgment of no infringement to CME, CBOT, and NYMEX. The decision is currently on appeal.
  • TiVo Inc. v. AT&T Inc. (Eastern District of Texas) – Baker Botts defended AT&T in a patent case before Judge Folsom concerning digital video recorder technology. The case settled prior to trial.
  • Guardian Media Technologies, Ltd. v. AT&T et al. (Eastern District of Texas) – Baker Botts represented AT&T in a patent infringement matter involving parental controls for video programs. AT&T settled on favorable terms.
  • c4cast.com v. Blockbuster LLC and DISH Network Corporation, et al. (Eastern District of Texas) - Baker Botts represented Blockbuster LLC and DISH Network Corporation in a patent infringement matter concerning web-based software. The case settled on favorable terms for DISH and Blockbuster.
  • Innovative Global Systems LLC v. Turnpike Global Technologies LLC, Cadec Global, Inc., et al. (Eastern District of Texas) – Baker Botts defended Cadec Global, Inc. in a patent case before Judge Davis. The case settled on favorable terms for Cadec Global, Inc.
  • In re Certain Home Vacuum Packaging Products (USITC) – Baker Botts defended Applica Consumer Products, Inc., before the International Trade Commission. The presiding administrative law judge denied Complainant Tilia, Inc.’s request for a temporary exclusion order after a three-day hearing. The Commission later confirmed the denial, and Applica settled the case on favorable terms shortly before the permanent relief trial.
  • Kinetic Concepts, Inc. v. BlueSky Inc., Medela AG, et al. (Western District of Texas) – Baker Botts defended Medela in a case involving patent infringement, breach of contract, and miscellaneous state tort claims. After substantial discovery, a Markman hearing and substantial motion practice, a seven-week jury trial, and six days of jury deliberation, Baker Botts obtained a defense verdict on all claims against Medela.
  • O2 Micro International, Ltd. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al. (Eastern District of Texas) – Baker Botts defended Samsung in a patent case involving five separate patents relating to LCD power control technology. Samsung settled the case on favorable terms.
  • Symantec Corporation, et al. v. Altiris, Inc. (Eastern District of Texas) – Baker Botts defended Altiris in a patent infringement case concerning software used to administer large computer networks and represented Altiris in its counterclaims, which asserted patents covering related technology. Altiris settled on favorable terms.
  • Multimedia Patent Trust v. Microsoft Corporation (Southern District of California) – Baker Botts defended Alcatel Lucent against infringement claims brought by Microsoft for seven patents relating to software and hardware technologies. After a month-long trial, Baker Botts obtained a defense verdict on all claims against Alcatel Lucent. 
  • Alcatel USA Resources, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp. (Eastern District of Texas) – Baker Botts represented Alcatel before Judge Davis in a two patent case concerning video streaming and network security technologies. The case settled favorably after discovery.
  • Texas MP3 Technologies Ltd. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al (Eastern District of Texas) – Baker Botts defended Samsung in a patent case involving a patent related to MP3 player technology. Samsung settled on favorable terms.
  • Fotomedia Technologies, L.L.C. v. AOL, America Online, Inc., PhotoBucket.com, Inc., Shutterfly, Inc., CNET Networks, Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. (Eastern District of Texas) – Baker Botts defended Yahoo! in a patent case related to photo-sharing technology. Yahoo! settled on favorable terms at the end of the discovery phase.
  • Digital Choice of Texas v. Dell, Inc. (Eastern District of Texas) – Baker Botts represented Dell in a case pending before Judge Ward. The case involved parental control for DVD players. Dell settled on favorable terms.
  • Guardian Media Technologies, Ltd. v. Coby Electronics Corp. et al. (Central District of California) – Baker Botts represented Dell Inc. involving parental controls for video programs. Dell settled on favorable terms.
  • Preparation of patents and evaluation of potential products for a number of clients, including Halliburton Energy Services, Dell Inc., John Wood Group, P.L.C., and Vryhof B.V.

Publications, Speeches and Presentations

  • “Electronic Discovery: Not Your Father’s Discovery,” St. Mary’s Law Journal, 2005 (Howard L. Speight, co-author)
  • “Issues to Watch in Filing Foreign-Originating Applications in the United States,” AIPLA’s Advanced Patent Prosecution Seminar, San Francisco and New York, June 2005 (with Paul R. Morico)