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 across a variety of industries, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, wireless communications, semiconductor devices, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), cryptography, natural language processing, automotive repair, building products, and digital rights management (DRM).
Chris has drafted case dispositive motions before federal courts and has argued successfully in Markman hearings for key claim constructions. He also has extensive experience working with fact and expert witnesses to develop testimony and expert opinions, taking and defending depositions, coordinating discovery, and conducting prelitigation investigations.
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)