Jennifer Klein Ayers is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm’s Dallas office. Ms. Ayers is an experienced intellectual property litigator, with particular experience defending global businesses in complex intellectual property matters, including outsourcing, patent infringement, trademark and domain name, trade secret, non-compete, and unfair competition disputes.
She has worked on matters involving computer hardware and software, information technology systems, business process outsourcing (BPO) services, Medicaid management information systems (MMIS), child support enforcement systems (CSES), semiconductors, data encryption, bedding, and fitness equipment. Additionally, Jennifer has represented both customers and providers in complex outsourcing disputes.
Her litigation experience covers all major aspects of the life cycle of a case, including dispositive motion practice, trial, post-trial proceedings, appeal, and enforcement of judgments. She has considerable trial and pre-trial experience throughout the United States, including all Federal district courts in Texas, the Eastern District of Kentucky, the Eastern District of Michigan, the District of Minnesota, and the Southern District of New York. Ms. Ayers has also litigated in the Delaware Court of Chancery and New York County Supreme Court, including the complex commercial division.
Recent victories include obtaining summary judgment precluding the recovery of lost profits in a competitor patent infringement litigation and Daubert orders excluding all plaintiff’s damages models. Ms. Ayers also provides various pro bono legal services, including for matters involving claims of actual innocence. She is also an active member of Attorneys Serving the Community, and has served as a committee co-chair of that organization.
- J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2009, with honors, The Review of Litigation; Dean’s Achievement Award
- B.A., The University of Texas, 2004, with high honors
- Bar of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
- Conduent Inc. – multiple disputes with customers and subcontractors relating to the implementation of multi-component, complex IT systems
- Multi-Billion Dollar Financial Institution – internal investigation and confidential dispute with service provider relating to numerous systems developed and implemented by provider
- Google Inc. and Motorola Mobility – patent litigation involving navigation technology relating to web browser applications and/or e-commerce services
- Red Lion Hotels Corporation and the Howard Hughes Company – patent litigation involving systems for Internet data exchange and display
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- Dallas Bar Association
- Attorneys Serving the Community
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