Amy LaValle

Intellectual Property

Patent Litigation Pro

Amy concentrates her practice on patent infringement litigation, working closely with the firm’s litigators to achieve successful outcomes for clients.

Protecting Ideas and Assets

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

From Trademarks to Transactions

Amy routinely handles complex intellectual property litigation and transactional matters.

Amy LaValle is a partner practicing in the firm’s technology/intellectual property law group. For nearly two decades, Amy has represented clients on both sides of patent 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 patent infringement litigation, she routinely handles other complex intellectual property litigation and transactional matters. These include trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and antitrust cases. She also advises clients in corporate transactions and in the negotiation of intellectual property licenses and other technology-related agreements.


Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2003
Juris Doctorate, cum laude
Texas A&M University, 1999
B.S., 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‐Patent (2021‐2022)

Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly (2014‐2021)

Top Women Attorneys in Texas, Texas Monthly (2019‐2021)

Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine (2018)

Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, Texas Monthly (2012‐2014)


Bar Admissions


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 and Southern 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

IP Audits & Legal Opinions

IP Due Diligence

Patent Litigation

Trademark & Advertising