Ted Baroody’s practice focuses on intellectual property disputes including patent litigation, trade secret litigation, trademark litigation and other Lanham Act claims, and copyright litigation. He has also been lead counsel in 6 IPR (Inter Parties Review) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 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 has the knowledge to act as lead counsel, co-counsel or local counsel for patent litigation in Waco.
Ted is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 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 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.
He has worked with clients on a wide variety of cases involving allegations of patent infringement concerning software, web sites, home goods, and various other technologies. In addition, he has defended a major oil company concerning allegations of property damage from release of gasoline from underground storage tanks, as well as, appeared in an extended permit proceeding involving hazardous waste storage in a salt dome.
He has taken depositions which included 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, and patent damages. The deponents have been located coast-to-coast in the United States, as well as in Canada and Taiwan.
He 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 404 Schroeder Dr. in the OLS Electric building just off Franklin Avenue near the Richland Mall. Ted splits his time between the Dallas and Waco offices. You can reach him on our Waco number at 254-831-9951. 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.