Ted Baroody’s practice focuses on intellectual property disputes including patent litigation, Walker Process patent fraud antitrust litigation, trade secret litigation, trademark litigation and other Lanham Act claims, and copyright litigation. He has also been lead counsel in 6 IPR (Inter Partes Review) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ted also has experience as lead counsel in an appeal before the Federal Circuit. In addition to his law degree, which he received from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas (1989), Ted also holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in Houston (1986).
Ted is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (1999), as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also licensed in the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western federal district courts in Texas, as well as the Texas Supreme Court.
Ted has significant jury trial experience in patent litigation cases in both the E.D. of Texas and the N.D. of Texas: he was lead trial counsel in a patent infringement suit involving oilfield perforation charges representing the plaintiff before the E.D. of Texas in Marshall in 2017; he participated in a jury trial in the E.D. of Texas (Tyler Division) representing the defendant manufacturer of data compression software and hardware against allegations of infringing multiple patents (plaintiff dismissed case after jury selection); and also in a 3-week jury trial in the E.D. of Texas (Sherman Division) representing the plaintiff concerning alleged infringement of two patents related to web sites and build-to-order; and in a jury trial in the N.D. of Texas (Dallas Division) representing the defendant concerning alleged infringement of utility and design patents for floor lamps.
Ted has also coordinated patent litigation in the courts of the United Kingdom and Germany. He has also participated in an Early Neutral Evaluation of a patent royalty dispute in the UK, and a related formal mediation conducted in London, England before a member of the Queen’s Counsel.
Ted has taken well over 100 depositions including numerous experts in the fields of semiconductor fabrication, web site architecture, WAN optimization software, build-to-order, process control, accounting, hazardous waste chemistry, environmental remediation, transportation, patent prosecution, patent damages, and inequitable conduct. The deponents have been located coast-to-coast in the United States, as well as in Canada and Taiwan.
Ted has been involved in the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Texas Bar Foundation, the Dallas Federalist Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association.
Some of the firm’s attorneys have close ties to Waco and the firm chose Waco for its first satellite office because of this, and Judge Albright’s growing patent litigation docket in the Waco Division of the Western District of Texas. The office is located at Wells Fargo Tower, Suite 415, 1105 Wooded Acres, Waco, Tx. 76710. Ted splits his time between the Dallas and Waco offices. You can reach him on his Waco number at 254-831-9951. Ted married Christina Sharp in 1997 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church located a few blocks from the federal courthouse in Waco. O.L. Sharp is Ted’s father-in-law. Mr. Sharp’s father started OLS Electric in 1953, the year of the great tornado. You can visit us in our Waco office by appointment, or we can meet you at the Baylor Club atop the Baylor University football stadium. Ted has the knowledge to act as lead counsel, co-counsel or local counsel for patent litigation in Waco.