Samir A. Bhavsar

Deputy Department Chair - Intellectual Property (Dallas) Partner

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Dallas

P: +1.214.953.6581 F: +1.214.661.4581

Samir Bhavsar is a technically agile, full-service intellectual property lawyer who works closely with his clients who praise him for being “quick to understand the facts” and comment that the “quality of his work is excellent, is done efficiently and he provides a very well written product.” The Legal 500 (2010). They also value his combination of skills, noting that Mr. Bhavsar “knows his patent prosecution, licensing and litigation - this many skills in one person is rare.” The Legal 500 (2013).

Mr. Bhavsar litigates patent cases nationwide, including in the hotbeds of Texas, California, and Delaware, as well as before the PTAB. Clients find Samir’s prior experience as a Chief IP Counsel key to assisting them with developing valuable patent portfolios through strategic patent mining, preparation and prosecution. He has twice been recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” by The Legal 500 (2010 & 2013) for his work in this field. Clients also rely on him to draft and negotiate complex patent, software, and other technology agreements.

Mr. Bhavsar is an experienced patent litigator. He has litigated patent cases in numerous District Courts throughout the country, including the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California, the District of Delaware, the District of Nevada, the Middle District of Florida, and the Western District of Wisconsin. He also handles Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) in conjunction with patent litigation and is therefore experienced with the strategic interplay between district court litigation and PTAB proceedings. As Mr. Bhavsar regularly represents patent owners and accused infringers in prosecution and litigation matters, he has a perspective and experience that is well-suited for IPRs and Covered Business Method Reviews (CBMRs).

Clients find Samir’s technology experience to be extensive and diverse. His telecommunications background includes optical networks; LTE, WiFi, and other wireless technologies; DSL, VoIP, and other wireline technologies; and Internet enabling technologies. His electronics background includes semiconductor device design and manufacturing, integrated circuit design and manufacturing, radio frequency (RF) systems and devices, antenna technology, and digital signal processing. In the software field, he advises clients involved in developing cloud-computing technologies, image and audio processing techniques, SaaS systems, and network security applications. His retail background includes e-commerce applications, supply chain management systems, digital watermarking technologies, and Web tools. His financial services background includes electronic trading platforms, insurance products, investment services, banking tools, and asset management products.

Samir regularly drafts and negotiates agreements directed to the licensing and ownership of technology assets. He performs IP due diligence studies and offers advice regarding intellectual property issues that arise in initial public offerings, mergers, acquisitions, credit facilities and other corporate transactions. He also analyzes patents relating to competitive technologies to support in-bound and out-bound licensing efforts. Samir is also a frequent speaker on the increasing legal and technical risks facing corporations regarding Cybersecurity.

Samir has served on many Boards and Steering Committees for diversity organizations locally and nationwide, including the Dallas Bar Association, NAPABA and the Texas Minority Counsel Program. He enjoys mentoring young lawyers both within and outside the firm.

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