Samir Bhavsar

Deputy Department Chair - Intellectual Property & Partner, Baker Botts LLP

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).

Mr. Bhavsar litigates patent cases nationwide, including in the hotbeds of Texas, California, and Delaware, as well as before the PTAB. 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 technology agreements.

Samir regularly drafts and negotiates agreements directed to the licensing and ownership of technology assets. He performs IP due diligence studies and offers advice regarding intellectual property issues that arise in initial public offerings, mergers, acquisitions, credit facilities and other corporate transactions. He also analyzes patents relating to competitive technologies to support in-bound and out-bound licensing efforts. Samir is also a frequent speaker on the increasing legal and technical risks facing corporations regarding Cybersecurity.

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.