Samir Bhavsar > Baker Botts L.L.P. > Dallas, United States > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Intellectual Property



Practice Group Co-Chair – Patent Prosecution (Firmwide)


Samir Bhavsar is a technically agile, full-service intellectual property lawyer who works closely with his clients who praise him for being “quick to understand the facts” and comment that the “quality of his work is excellent, is done efficiently and he provides a very well written product.” The Legal 500 (2010). They also value his combination of skills, noting that Mr. Bhavsar “knows his patent prosecution, licensing and litigation – this many skills in one person is rare.” The Legal 500 (2013). As a former Chief IP Counsel, Samir “understands the client mentality better than most and applies his considerable faculties in driving quality prosecution, litigation, and licensing outcomes.” IAM Patent 1000 (2021). Samir’s practice also extends to data privacy, including strategic guidance and counseling. He is certified as an Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. (CIPP/US) and Europe (CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Clients find Samir’s prior experience as a Chief IP Counsel key to assisting them with developing valuable patent portfolios through strategic patent mining, preparation and prosecution. He has twice been recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” by The Legal 500 (2010 & 2013) for his work in this field. Clients also rely on him to draft and negotiate complex patent, software, and other agreements directed to inbound and outbound licensing and the ownership of technology assets. Samir performs IP due diligence and freedom-to-operate studies and offers advice regarding intellectual property issues that arise in initial public offerings, mergers, acquisitions, credit facilities and other corporate transactions.

Clients find Samir’s technology experience to be extensive and diverse. In the last ten years alone, he has worked on a wide range of cutting-edge technologies, including: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning; Robotics, drones, and autonomous vehicles; Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR); Computer vision and image processing; Cybersecurity; IoT; smart homes and devices; Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); FinTech; Telecommunications and Internet-enabling technologies; Cloud and edge computing; Big data analytics; Blockchain; Biotechnology and medical devices; Electronic gaming; Contactless e-commerce and delivery; Semiconductor devices and manufacturing.

Samir has served on many Boards and Steering Committees for diversity organizations locally and nationwide, including the Dallas Bar Association, NAPABA and the Texas Minority Counsel Program. He enjoys mentoring young lawyers both within and outside the firm. Samir is a graduate of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s 2019 Leadership Dallas class.


State Bar of Texas

United States Patent and Trademark Office

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas; Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California; the Western District of Wisconsin

Certified Information Privacy Professional, CIPP/US; International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)


Certified Information Privacy Professional, CIPP/E; International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)


Graduate of Dallas Regional Chamber Leadership Class of 2019

State Bar of Texas, Texas Minority Counsel Program Steering Committee (past member)

Dallas Bar Association, Minority Participation Committee (past chair)

North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Past Member of Board of Directors

Dallas-Fort Worth Intellectual Property Law Association, President, 2008; Vice President, 2007; Treasurer, 2006


J.D., University of Michigan Law School 1996
cum laude

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan 1994
magna cum laude
Regents Scholar
Eta Kappa Nu

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.