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Amy E. LaValle

Partner
Intellectual Property
Dallas
972-628-3619

Litigation Pro

Amy concentrates her practice on patent infringement litigation, trademark litigation, and other complex commercial litigation matters.

Protecting Ideas and Assets

Clients rely on Amy to handle their most important intellectual property cases–as either plaintiff or defendant.

From Trademarks to Transactions

Amy routinely handles complex intellectual property audits, opinions, and due diligence for transactional matters.

Amy E. LaValle is a partner practicing in the firm’s litigation section. For nearly two decades, Amy has represented clients on both sides of patent and trademark cases in both federal district courts and proceedings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Amy has represented clients in patent cases involving a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, computer hardware and software, and telecommunication devices and networks.

While Amy’s primary focus is on intellectual property infringement litigation, she routinely handles other complex commercial litigation and transactional matters. She also advises clients in corporate transactions and in the negotiation of intellectual property licenses and other technology-related agreements.

Education

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2003
Juris Doctorate, cum laude
Texas A&M University, 1999
B.S. Zoology, cum laude

Associations & Memberships

Barbara M.G. Lynn Inn of Court, Barrister

State Bar of Texas, Member: Computer & Technology Section, Intellectual Property Law Section

Dallas Bar Association, Member: Intellectual Property Section

 

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America® ‐ Litigation‐ Intellectual Property, Litigation‐Patent2021-2023

Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly2014-2022

Top Women Attorneys in Texas, Texas Monthly2019-2021

Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine2018

Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, Texas Monthly2012-2014

 

Bar Admissions

Texas

New York

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for Nebraska

Featured Speaker, “After Lexmark, Is International Patent Exhaustion on the Horizon?,” American Bar Association, January 2016

Featured Speaker, “Patent Litigation Best Practices,” 52nd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law, November 2014

Featured Speaker, “Crossing the Finish Line in a Patent Dispute: Why Damages Expert Theories Are the Latest Hurdle,” AIPLA 2012 Spring Meeting, May 2012

Featured Speaker, “Implications of Recent Court Decisions on the Application of the ‘Entire Market Value Rule’ To Patent Damages Analysis,” American Bar Association, November 2010

Focus Areas

Commercial Litigation

IP Audits & Legal Opinions

IP Due Diligence

Patent Litigation

Trademark & Advertising