Christopher A.Buxton (Chris)


Dallas + 1.214.969.4841

Chris Buxton focuses his practice on intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent and trade secret litigation. He has represented clients before U.S. district courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in matters related to a variety of technologies, including wireless communications, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, cryptography, and digital rights management (DRM). He has also assisted with IP due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions and secured transactions.

Outside of intellectual property, Chris has represented financial institutions in multiple complex civil litigation matters. He has experience with many aspects of the litigation process for both patent and complex civil litigation, including conducting settlement negotiations, defending depositions, and drafting invalidity contentions, dispositive motions, written discovery, and pretrial pleadings.

Chris also maintains an active pro bono practice and has assisted Latin American refugees seeking asylum in the United States through the Firm's Border Project.


  • Hope Pharmaceuticals files two IPR petitions challenging all claims of two Fennec patents relating to sodium thiosulfateJones Day represents Hope Medical Enterprises, Inc. ("Hope Pharmaceuticals") in two petitions for inter partes review ("IPR") at the United States Patent Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB").
  • Wells Fargo provides $87.5 million senior secured revolving credit facility to Florida-based homebuilderJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $87.5 million senior secured revolving credit facility provided to a Florida-based homebuilder.
  • Seal for Life acquires Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US CoatingsJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners ("ACP") on the four acquisitions by portfolio company Seal for Life of Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US Coatings, manufacturers of protective coating technologies.
  • Callfire resolves patent litigation relating to Interactive Voice Response technologyJones Day defended Callfire, Inc. against allegations that its Interactive Voice Response system infringed a patent relating to audio communications.
  • NEC defends against patent infringement lawsuit relating to ten telecommunications network systems patentsJones Day is defending NEC Corporation in a litigation brought by Far North Patents, LLC in the Eastern District of Texas, in which the plaintiff is accusing NEC's telecommunications network management systems of infringing ten patents covering an array of networking related technologies.