Joseph M.Beauchamp (Joe)

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Joe Beauchamp has over 20 years of experience covering all facets of intellectual property law. He is widely recognized for his work in IP law, being named a Texas Super Lawyer (a service of the Thomson Reuters Legal division) from 2013 through 2019. He was also named as one of the top overall lawyers in Houston by Reuters from 2016 through 2019.

With a background in engineering, Joe's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation. He has been lead trial counsel in patent litigation matters in a number of technologies, including mechanical and chemical oil field technologies, software, and various automotive applications. He has litigated patent matters in all of the key jurisdictions across the United States, including the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Northern District of California, and before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board. Joe also regularly advises clients regarding the acquisition, management, and licensing of intellectual property assets.

Prior to attending law school, Joe was an environmental engineer for a division of ABB, one of the world's largest power companies. He is a past president of the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association. He was also elected as a counsel member overseeing the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Texas, serving a three-year term from 2015 through 2018.

Experience

  • Chevron to buy Pasadena Refining System for $350 million from Petrobras America Inc.Jones Day is advising Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, in its purchase of all of the equity interests of Pasadena Refining System Inc. (“PRSI”) and PRSI Trading, LLC from Petrobras America Inc. for $350 million, subject to adjustments for working capital.
  • Southern Power to sell minority interest in solar portfolio to Global Atlantic Financial Group for $1.175 billionJones Day is advising Southern Power Company in its $1.175 billion sale of a 33 percent minority interest in its solar portfolio to Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited.
  • Total, NOVA, Borealis form venture for U.S. Gulf Coast projectsJones Day advised Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, and affiliates of Austria’s Borealis AG and Canada’s NOVA Chemicals (both affiliates of the UAE’s Mubadala Investment Company) in the formation of a joint venture to build a $1.7 billion, 1 million ton per year ethane cracker in Port Arthur, Texas, acquisition of Total’s existing 400,000 ton per year two-line polyethylene plant in Bayport, Texas, and building of a new 625,000 ton per year Borstar PE plant at the Bayport site.
  • SAP files DJ action in patent infringement dispute with Wellogix over computer softwareOn behalf of SAP America ("SAP"), Jones Day filed a patent infringement declaratory judgment action involving computer software, which is currently stayed in full pending the conclusion of reexamination proceedings filed by SAP in the USPTO involving the six patents-in-suit.
  • Honda resolves patent infringement dispute over automotive multimedia integration systemJones Day defended American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and related Honda U.S. subsidiaries against claims of patent infringement involving two patents directed to an automotive multimedia integration system.
  • Chevron sold its Hawaii refining, distribution, and retail assets to Island Energy Services, LLCJones Day advised Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in its sale to Island Energy Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of One Rock Capital Partners, LP, of all of Chevron's refining, distribution, and retail assets located in Hawaii, including the 58,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Kapolei, interests in a network of 58 retail service stations, four product distribution terminals on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Island, pipeline distribution systems, and other related downstream assets statewide.
  • The Southern Company, Kinder Morgan finalize Southern Natural Gas pipeline strategic ventureJones Day advised The Southern Company ("Southern") in its acquisition from Kinder Morgan of a 50 percent equity interest in the 7,600-mile Southern Natural Gas ("SNG") pipeline system.
  • SAP America conducts IPR of U.S. Patent No. 8,346,894Jones Day represents SAP America, Inc. in conducting an IPR of U.S. Patent No. 8,346,894 entitled "Real-Time Web Transactions from Web Applications."
  • SAP America conducts covered business method review of U.S. Patent No. 8,037,158Jones Day represents SAP America, Inc. in conducting a covered business method review of U.S. Patent No. 8,037,158 entitled "Multimedia Transactional Services."
  • OMNOVA Solutions acquires New Fluid SolutionsJones Day advised OMNOVA Solutions Inc. in its acquisition of New Fluid Solutions, Inc., a producer of oil and gas drilling fluid additives and other products based in Houston, Texas.
  • Honda successfully defends against patent infringement actionJones Day obtained a dismissal of all claims against American Honda Motor Company, Inc. and Honda of America Mfg., Inc. in three patent infringement actions brought in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas by plaintiff American Vehicular Sciences LLC.
  • SAP America conducts IPR of U.S. Patent No. 5,987,500Jones Day represented SAP America, Inc. in conducting an IPR of U.S. Patent No. 5,987,500 entitled "Value-Added Network System for Enabling Real-Time, Bi-Directional Transactions on a Network."
  • SAP America conducts IPR of U.S. Patent No. 8,108,492Jones Day represented SAP America, Inc. in conducting an IPR of U.S. Patent No. 8,108,492 entitled "Web Application Network Portal."
  • Honda successfully institutes IPR proceedings on telematics, weight sensing, and collision mitigation patentsJones Day successfully instituted nine IPR proceedings on behalf of American Honda Motor Company, Inc. and Honda of America Mfg., Inc. against eight patents owned by by American Vehicular Sciences LLC (AVS).
  • SAP America conducts covered business method review of U.S. Patent No. 8,037,158Jones Day represents SAP America, Inc. in conducting a covered business method review of U.S. Patent No. 8,037,158 entitled "Multimedia Transactional Services."
  • Marathon Petroleum forms joint venture to construct 560-mile crude oil pipeline originating in Bakken Shale in North DakotaJones Day represented Marathon Petroleum Corporation in the formation of a joint venture with Enbridge Energy Partners, LP to construct an approximately 560-mile, $2.6 billion interstate crude oil pipeline originating in the Bakken Shale region of North Dakota and extending through Minnesota to Wisconsin, where it will supply crude oil to refineries in the United States and eastern Canada.
  • Stopaq successfully revives patent infringement suit at Federal CircuitIn an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Jones Day successfully obtained a remand of a patent infringement lawsuit on behalf of Stopaq B.V., an industry leader in viscoelastic coatings and sealants,
  • Deutsche Telekom wins preliminary injunction against new business of AT&TOn behalf of Deutsche Telekom AG, Jones Day won a preliminary injunction against new AT&T subsidiary Aio Wireless' use of color similar to the magenta color trademark licensed by Deutsche Telekom to T-Mobile.
  • Marathon Petroleum purchases BP's Texas City refinery and related logistics and marketing assetsJones Day advised Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) in its purchase of BP's Texas City refinery, three intrastate NGL pipelines originating at the refinery, an allocation of BP's Colonial Pipeline Company shipper history, four terminals, retail marketing contract assignments for approximately 1,200 branded sites and a 1,040 megawatt cogeneration (cogen) facility for a base purchase price of $598 million, plus inventories estimated at $1.2 billion and an earnout provision under which MPC could pay up to an additional $700 million over six years, subject to certain conditions.
  • American Honda wins dismissal of patent infringement claims over fluid delivery control systemJones Day obtained a dismissal of all claims against American Honda Motor Company, Inc., with prejudice, in a multi-defendant patent infringement action brought in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas by plaintiff Rydex, Ltd.
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