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). As a former Chief IP Counsel, Samir "understands the client mentality better than most and applies his considerable faculties in driving quality prosecution, litigation, and licensing outcomes." IAM Patent 1000 (2021). Samir's practice also extends to data privacy, including strategic guidance and counseling. He is certified as an Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. (CIPP/US) and Europe (CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
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 agreements directed to inbound and outbound licensing and the ownership of technology assets. Samir performs IP due diligence and freedom-to-operate studies and offers advice regarding intellectual property issues that arise in initial public offerings, mergers, acquisitions, credit facilities and other corporate transactions.
Clients find Samir's technology experience to be extensive and diverse. In the last ten years alone, he has worked on a wide range of cutting-edge technologies, including: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning; Robotics, drones, and autonomous vehicles; Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR); Computer vision and image processing; Cybersecurity; IoT; smart homes and devices; Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); FinTech; Telecommunications and Internet-enabling technologies; Cloud and edge computing; Big data analytics; Blockchain; Biotechnology and medical devices; Electronic gaming; Contactless e-commerce and delivery; Semiconductor devices and manufacturing.
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. Samir is a graduate of the Dallas Regional Chamber's 2019 Leadership Dallas class.