Keith B.Davis


Dallas + 1.214.969.4528

As a native Texan, Keith Davis has spent more than 15 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, 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 SAS Institute, Qualcomm, Western Digital, Kyocera, IBM, Huawei, Motorola, Freescale, and Texas Instruments. Keith's experience also includes standards-setting organizations (SSOs) and FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory).

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 is a Barrister 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 a seminar on strategies for intellectual property enforcement. Keith also has independently studied and is interested in artificial intelligence, deep learning, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and blockchain.

Before joining Jones Day, Keith worked in the industry as an electrical engineer for LSI Logic, Raytheon Systems, and Lucent Technologies on cellular baseband processors and switching power supplies.


  • Qualcomm defends against Apple's patent infringement claims relating to processor power saving techniquesJones Day is defending Qualcomm Incorporated against Apple, Inc.'s allegations that Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors – CPU/GPU/Baseband Modem System on Chip – infringe a number of Apple's patents directed to power saving techniques for use in processors.
  • Western Digital and SanDisk resolve multi-patent case related to NAND flash semiconductor devices and manufacturing processesJones Day represented defendants Western Digital Corporation and SanDisk LLC in a multi-patent case related to semiconductor devices and manufacturing processes.
  • Dialight defends patent claims brought by Gestion ProcheJones Day is defending Dialight Corporation in a patent action brought by Gestion Proche, Inc. relating to LED devices.
  • Kyocera defends against alleged patent infringement relating to telecommunications standardsJones Day defends Kyocera Communications, Inc. against accusations that its cell phones infringe a patent allegedly relating to 3G telecommunications standards.
  • SAS Institute's patent infringement victory at District Court affirmed by Federal CircuitA cross-office, cross-practice Jones Day litigation team successfully defended SAS Institute, Inc. and DataFlux Corp. ("SAS") in patent-infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Texas and on appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, by obtaining a summary judgment—and a Federal Circuit affirmance—that its opponent's patent claims were invalid under 35 U.S.C § 112 ¶ 2.
  • IBM defends against patent infringement charges relating to data management on computer networksJones Day represented defendant IBM in a patent infringement case relating to management of data caching on computer networks.
  • VIPA USA defends multi-patent case related to industrial motion control and automation systemsJones Day defended VIPA USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Yaskawa Europe GmbH, in a multi-patent case related to industrial motion control and automation systems.
  • Sensus defends against patent infringement claims brought by EON Corp. involving smart grid technologyJones Day represented Sensus USA, Inc. and Sensus Metering Systems, Inc. in a patent infringement action related to smart grid power technology.
  • Sensus defends against SIPCO's patent infringement claims over smart grid technologyJones Day defended Sensus USA, Inc. in a patent infringement case related to smart grid power technology.
  • Huawei gets patent infringement claims by SmartPhone Technologies dismissedJones Day defended Huawei Device USA, Inc. against patent infringement claims in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in an eight patent case involving telecommunications systems and device patents.
  • Verity Instruments mounts successful defense against patent infringement and other claims related to semiconductor wafer inspection and profilometryJones Day represented Defendants Verity Instruments, Inc. and its employee successfully against claims including trade secret misappropriation, correction of inventorship, breach of contract, and patent infringement.
  • SanDisk fends off against patent infringement claims by Texas MP3 Technologies relating to MP3 playersJones Day represented SanDisk Corporation in a patent litigation related to MP3 players.
  • Kakao obtains dismissal of patent infringement action relating to teleconferencing technologyAfter filing a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction for Korea-based Kakao Corporation in a patent infringement action involving two patents relating to teleconferencing technology, Jones Day obtained dismissal of the action with prejudice.
  • Kakao patent infringement action relating to voice messaging technology successfully dismissedJones Day successfully defended Kakao Corporation in a patent infringement action involving five patents relating to voice messaging technology.
  • SanDisk prevails in patent infringement case involving integrated circuit chipsJones Day represented SanDisk Corporation in two patent infringement actions involving nine patents relating to integrated circuit chips.
  • CenterPoint Energy obtains voluntary dismissal of allegations of patent infringement after identifying strong non-infringement arguments before discovery phaseOn behalf of CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, Jones Day obtained a voluntary dismissal of a patent infringement lawsuit after identifying strong non-infringement arguments before discovery started in the case. 
  • Freescale defends patent infringement claims by Stragent involving network processorsJones Day defended Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. in a patent infringement suit generally relating to architectures for network processors.
  • Beckman Coulter defends against patent infringement action related to computer sales systemsJones Day represented Beckman Coulter, Inc. in a patent infringement action related to computerized sales systems. The case settled.
  • Motorola settles patent infringement suit with Zoltar involving self-locating cellular GPS technologyJones Day defended Motorola, Inc. against allegations of infringing patents relating to self-locating cellular telephone technology.
  • Freescale resolves patent licensing matters related to DRAM memory technologiesJones Day represented Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. in patent licensing matters related to DRAM memory technologies.
  • IBM conducts ex parte reexamination of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,017,013; 7,039,767; and 7,111,129Jones Day represents International Business Machines Corporation in an ex parte  reexamination of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,017,013; 7,039,767; and 7,111,129.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • November 4, 2015
      Patent Damages Roundtable - FRAND Rates and Damages in Telecommunications and Essential Standards Cases
    • 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
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