As a native Texan, Keith Davis has spent more than 20 years leading high-stakes patent, trade secret, and copyright lawsuits in Texas courts and in other leading IP jurisdictions nationwide.
Keith's patent cases have involved diverse technologies, including cellular and wireless systems (CDMA, GSM, UMTS, LTE, WiFi, and ZigBee), semiconductor devices and manufacturing, optical networks, DRAM (dynamic random access memory) and flash memories, processors and computing, lighting control systems, video and image processing, analytics and database systems, encryption, and smart meters. Representative clients include Xilinx, Qualcomm, SOLiD, SAS Institute, Western Digital, Kyocera, IBM, Huawei, Motorola, Freescale, and Texas Instruments. Keith's experience also includes standards-setting organizations (SSOs), standards-essential patents (SEPs), and FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory) commitments.
Keith also has asserted and defended against trade secret and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claims involving flow control pumps, railcars, web portals, and semiconductor metrology.
Keith is ranked by Chambers USA and has been in the Barbara M.G. Lynn IP Inn of Court. He has presented to the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, the Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference, and other legal and industry trade groups. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Texas Law School from 2013 to 2015, teaching strategies for intellectual property enforcement. Keith has independently studied artificial intelligence, deep learning, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and blockchain.
Before joining Jones Day, Keith worked in industry as an electrical engineer for LSI Logic, Raytheon Systems, and Lucent Technologies on cellular baseband processors and switching power supplies.
Texas High Court Finds Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act Can Exclude Opposing Party from Injunction Proceedings
- November 4, 2022
SAS NPE Forum - Universities and Non-Practicing Entities
- July 18, 2019
State Bar of Texas Advanced Patent Litigation Seminar - Recent Developments in Patent Antitrust Law: Standards Essential Patents, FRAND, and Other Issues
- October 6, 2016
FRONTEO - U.S. IP Litigation for Japanese Companies: Litigating in the Eastern District of Texas, Plus Discovery and Recent Procedural Issues
- November 4, 2015
Patent Damages Roundtable - FRAND Rates and Damages in Telecommunications and Essential Standards Cases
- March 23, 2015
Dallas Bar Association Computer Law Section - Back to the Future! The Current State of Telecommunications and Smartphone Patent Litigation
- June 31, 2013
State Bar of Texas IP Section - Smartphone Wars: Past, Present and Future
- Fall 2012
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Local Chapter - The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
- August 9, 2012
Patent Issue Forum with David Kappos of the USPTO - Trade Secrets
"Has demonstrated himself to be a smart, knowledgeable, and experienced patent litigator."Chambers USA
- Cornell University (J.D. magna cum laude with a concentration in advocacy 2002; Note Editor, Cornell Law Review; Bench Editor, Moot Court Board); Texas A&M University (B.S. in Electrical Engineering magna cum laude 1997)
Chambers USA — intellectual property litigation (2018-2023)
Texas Super Lawyers — recognized as a Super Lawyer or a Rising Star in intellectual property (2012-2019)
D Magazine — "Best Lawyers in Dallas" in intellectual property law (2015-2016)
Hon. Barbara M.G. Lynn IP Inn of Court — Barrister (2017-2019)