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.
- The University of Texas at Austin (J.D. with honors 2019; Articles Editor, Texas Law Review; Articles Editor, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal); Duke University (B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering 2015)
- Texas; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas; and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Intern to Judge Lee Yeakel, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas (Summer 2017)