Samir A. Bhavsar

Practice Group Co-Chair - Patent Prosecution (Firmwide) Partner

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Dallas

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Samir Bhavsar

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.

Related Experience

Patent Prosecution and Transactional

  • Biotechnology company – development and management of a worldwide patent portfolio
  • Autonomous vehicle company – development and management of a worldwide patent portfolio
  • Medical device company – IP risk assessment in support of corporate mergers & acquisition; development and management of worldwide patent portfolio
  • National banking institution – development and management of a worldwide patent portfolio
  • Information standards organization – advice and counsel on licensing, patent litigation, and intellectual property risks associated with business transactions
  • International provider of climate control products for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration markets – development and management of worldwide patent portfolio; advice and counsel regarding freedom-to-operate studies
  • International convenience store chain – development and management of a worldwide patent portfolio; advice and counsel on licensing, freedom-to-operate studies, and intellectual property risks associated with business transactions
  • International provider of milking systems and dairy farm equipment – development and management of a worldwide patent portfolio; advice and counsel regarding EU oppositions
  • Start-up network security company – development and management of patent portfolio regarding cyber-security technologies
  • International software company – advice on licensing, patent procurement, patent portfolio categorization, and IP support for corporate transactions
  • International online retail company – patent procurement in the areas of cloud computing, electronic commerce, and robotic technologies
  • International financial services company – development and management of a worldwide patent portfolio directed to financial services and electronic gaming applications; advice on licensing and litigation
  • International networking company – advice on licensing, patent procurement, and patent portfolio categorization
  • International semiconductor company – patent procurement and licensing in the areas of electronic and semiconductor products
  • Start-up semiconductor company – patent procurement in the areas of semiconductor products and manufacturing
  • Start-up wireless supply chain provider – development and management of a patent portfolio directed to wireless mobility and tracking using RFID technology; advice on licensing
  • Optical networking company – development and management of a worldwide patent portfolio directed to all-optical processors and subsystems for high-capacity networks

Patent Litigation

  • VOIP-PAL.com v. AT&T Corp., et al. (District of Nevada) – Defended AT&T against allegations of patent infringement involving Voice-over-IP technology in which case was dismissed following resolution of early motion practice and sustained on appeal to the Federal Circuit
  • Intellectual Ventures II, LLC. v. AT&T Corp., et al. (Western District of Texas) – Defended AT&T against allegations of patent infringement involving DSL technologies in which case was dismissed based on pre-trial resolution
  • Beco Dairy Automation, Inc. v. Global Tech. Systems, Inc. (Eastern District of California) – Represented GTS to assert patent and copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation claims related to dairy equipment in which case settled
  • Orlando Communications, LLC v. AT&T Mobility LLC, et al. (Middle District of Florida) – Handled patent litigation defense of AT&T regarding cellular technologies in which case was dismissed following resolution of early motion practice and filing of IPR petitions
  • Digital CBT LLC v. AT&T, Inc. (Central District of California) – Handled patent litigation defense of AT&T regarding video processing technology in which client was awarded summary judgment of non-infringement
  • SpeedGauge, Inc. v. Inthinc Technology Solutions, Inc. (Southern District of California) – Handled patent litigation defense and assertion regarding vehicle tracking technology in which client settled on favorable terms following claim construction order
  • Agricultural Instruments Corp. v. BouMatic LLC (Western District of Wisconsin) – Handled patent litigation defense of BouMatic regarding dairy equipment in which client settled on favorable terms after initial discovery exchange
  • Fractus, S.A. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd et al. (Eastern District of Texas) – Handled patent litigation defense of HTC America, Inc.
    regarding antenna technology used in mobile devices in which client settled on favorable terms
  • TQP Development, LLC v. Merrill Lynch & Co., et al. (Eastern District of Texas) – Handled patent litigation defense of Merrill Lynch and Bank of America regarding data encryption in which client settled on favorable terms
  • Restricted Spending Solutions, LLC v. Bank of America, et al. (Eastern District of Texas) – Handled patent litigation defense of Bank of America regarding e-commerce technologies in which client settled on favorable terms
  • Actus LLC v. Bank of America, et al. (Eastern District of Texas) – Handled patent litigation defense of Bank of America regarding e-commerce in which client settled on favorable terms
  • Network Signatures, Inc. v. Wal-Mart, Inc. (Central District of California) – Handled patent litigation defense of Wal-Mart regarding data encryption technologies in which client settled on favorable terms
  • Arrival Star, S.A. and Melvino Technologies Ltd. v. Macy's, Inc. et al. (Southern District of Florida) – Handled patent litigation defense of Wal-Mart regarding supply chain technologies in which client settled on favorable terms
  • RFID Tracker, Ltd. v. Wal-Mart Stores, et al. (Eastern District of Texas) – Handled patent litigation defense of Wal-Mart regarding RFID technology in which plaintiff stipulated to non-infringement following favorable claim construction order, which was sustained on appeal to the Federal Circuit
  • Prism Technologies LLC v. Computer Associates International, Inc. (District of Delaware) – Handled patent litigation defense of Computer Associates regarding identity and access management technology in which plaintiff stipulated to non-infringement following favorable claim construction order, which was sustained on appeal to the Federal Circuit

Awards & Community

Recommended in IAM Patent 1000 for Patent Prosecution, 2021

Recommended in The Legal 500 U.S. as a "Leading Lawyer" for Patent Prosecution, 2010 & 2013

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters), 2015 & 2018

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2006, 2010 & 2012

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Thought Leadership

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Speeches & Presentations

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