Joseph M.Beauchamp (Joe)


Houston + 1.832.239.3835

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.


  • SER Capital Partners acquires Charah Solutions, Inc.Jones Day advised SER Capital Partners in its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Charah Solutions for a consideration of $6.00 per share.
  • TotalEnergies completes PIPE investment in NextDecade Corporation and investment in $18.5 billion Rio Grande LNG ProjectJones Day represented TotalEnergies in connection with its PIPE investment in NextDecade Corporation and investment in the Rio Grande LNG (RGLNG) Project, a planned natural gas liquefaction project in South Texas.
  • ABS sells technical inspection service line to ApaveJones Day advised ABS Group of Companies, Inc. in the sale by one of its subsidiaries, ABSG Consulting, Inc., of its technical inspection service line to Apave Group, an international inspection group.
  • TotalEnergies' affiliate Cray Valley sells three product lines to Pacific Avenue Capital PartnersJones Day is advising Total Energies on its sale of three product lines to Pacific Avenue Capital Partners (Wingtack®, PolyBD® and Dymalink®) developed by Cray Valley, its resin production and sales affiliate.
  • Marathon Petroleum Corp announces joint venture for Martinez Renewable Fuels Project with NesteJones Day advised Marathon Petroleum Corp. in the formation of a joint venture with Neste to convert Marathon’s idled refinery in Martinez, California into a 730 million gallons per year renewable fuels facility.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day advised PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • SAP wins summary judgment on Teradata trade secret and antitrust claimsJones Day successfully defended SAP, one of the world's leading producers of software for the management of business processes, against trade secret and antitrust claims in a lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California.
  • SAP defends patent infringement claims involving HANA database management softwareJones Day is representing SAP in a patent infringement litigation brought by a competitor in the Northern District of California.
  • Wright Group sold Shadin Avionics to Gardner Standard LLCJones Day advised The Wright Group in the sale of Shadin, L.P., d/b/a Shadin Avionics, a global leader in aviation electronics (avionic) integration and data management solutions, to Gardner Standard LLC.
  • Chevron buys Pasadena Refining System for $350 million from Petrobras America Inc.Jones Day advised 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 sold minority interest in solar portfolio to Global Atlantic Financial Group for $1.175 billionJones Day advised Southern Power Company in its $1.175 billion sale of a 33% 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.