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.
Texas High Court Finds Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act Can Exclude Opposing Party from Injunction Proceedings
- 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
"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 (2018-2019)
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)