Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
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Valerie Barker handles a wide range of intellectual property matters for a diverse set of clients, focused primarily on patent litigation and patent prosecution. Valerie regularly handles complex disputes involving concurrent proceedings in Federal Courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC) and proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and she has served as the lead associate on high-stakes patent infringement matters and represented clients during Markman and Summary Judgment hearings.
Valerie has litigated patent infringement disputes involving a diverse range of technologies, including near field communication, wireless communications technologies, video and data communications technology (e.g., DSL, ADSL, VDSL, PON), lighting devices, computer and server hardware and software, e-commerce, radio communications hardware (e.g., antennas and antenna arrays) and medical devices. She also has experience prosecuting patent applications involving a variety of high-technology clients.
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JD, University of Virginia, 2013
MS, Engineering Management, Southern Methodist University, 2005
BS, summa cum laude, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2003
During law school, Valerie was the Managing Editor of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology.
- Texas State Bar
- US Patent and Trademark Attorney
Represented a large computer manufacturer in patent litigation in federal district court and appeals before the Federal Circuit involving a patent related to blade servers.
Represented a large wireless services provider in patent litigation in federal district court involving patents related to wireless antennas.
Represented a large internet services provider in patent litigation in federal district court involving patents related to video communications technology.
Represented a large computer manufacturer in patent litigation in federal district court and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) involving patents related to batteries and near field communication.
Represented a virtual medical care company in patent litigation in federal district court involving patents related to medical carts.
- Speaker, "Don't Throw Coffee on Opposing Counsel and Other Ethical Tips," Austin IP Law Association Meeting, August 2018
- Austin Intellectual Property Law Association, President
- American Gateways, Board Chair