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Baker Botts L.L.P.
DALLAS, TEXAS 75201-2980
United States

Work Department

Intellectual Property



Practice Group Co-Chair – PTAB Trials (Firmwide)


Chad Walters is co-chair of the firm’s PTAB Trials Practice. His practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation, portfolio development and procurement and dispute proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office involving a wide variety of applications.

In federal courts in Texas and across the country, Mr. Walters litigates patent disputes relating to a range of technologies, from Internet technologies to complex software and telecommunications applications. He represents both companies seeking to enforce their intellectual property rights and those accused of infringement. Mr. Walters also represents clients in patent challenge proceedings and complex disputes involving priority rights in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Walters helps clients of all sizes identify, develop and protect their intellectual property assets. He has developed patent portfolios in a broad spectrum of technologies, including telecommunications, semiconductors, software, optical networks, oil and gas production, medical equipment, business methods, wireless components and the mechanical arts. He has also prepared and negotiated various licensing and technology transfer agreements for clients seeking to attain value from and leverage their intellectual property portfolio.


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law 1999
Editorial Board, Virginia Journal of Law and Technology
Pro Bono Criminal Adjudication Project

B.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Duke University 1996
cum laude


State Bar of Texas

Alabama State Bar

United States Patent and Trademark Office

United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas; the Middle District of Alabama; the Northern District of Florida and the District of Colorado

Supreme Court of Texas

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

Dallas-Fort Worth Intellectual Property Law Association

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)

Baker Botts L.L.P.‘s ‘solid’ team is led by New York-based intellectual specialist Robert Scheinfeld and patent prosecution expert Sandra Lee , in addition to IP specialist Christa Brown-Sanford and experienced patent prosecution attorney Samir Bhavsar , both of whom work out of the Dallas office. The cohort has a strong reputation for its ability to develop and manage significant patent portfolios for notable clients across a range of industry sectors, namely education, technology and telecommunications, including Colombia University and Mastercard. A key example of such work is its current representation of Ericsson in the development and management of an international patent portfolio, directed to a wide range of technologies. The team is one of the most active in the US in terms of representing its clients at post-grant and inter-partes reviews filed at the PTAB, an example being its defense of the validity of Qualcomm’s patents in an action raised by Apple, with Palo Alto-based Eliot Williams particularly adept in this area. Additionally, Dallas’ Chad Walters, co-chair of the firm-wide PTAB trials group, is a key name for related litigation in the space.