Travis Jensen


Silicon Valley

Travis is an experienced patent litigator and trial lawyer. He draws upon his strong technical skills, litigation experience, and real-world business background to craft comprehensive IP strategies. As noted in his engagements, his strategic planning and careful execution guides clients through the intricacies of patent litigation, including the interplay between district court, PTO, and appellate proceedings.

Able to quickly understand complex technology in the litigation context, Travis is particularly well-suited to resolve patent disputes involving semiconductor processes and circuits such as NAND flash memory, microcontrollers, wireless payment technologies, and related areas. After earning advanced degrees in electrical engineering, and before embarking on his legal career, Travis worked at Intel Corp. and co-founded a fabless semiconductor design company.

Travis has used his distinctive skillset to litigate technically complex patent cases to verdict, and obtain favorable settlements for several of the world’s leading technology companies such as Microchip, Synopsys, AT&T, and SanDisk. Travis has successfully first chaired patent and non-patent jury cases to verdict in federal and state court, including while on secondment to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office.  Travis has handled numerous appeals before the Federal Circuit, and, as a registered patent attorney, served as lead and back-up counsel in post-grant proceedings (inter partes review and ex parte reexamination) at the PTO.

  • Travis has defeated claims against clients in the hundreds of millions of dollars and coordinated multi-district litigation throughout the United States. His notable experience includes:

    • Caddo Systems, Inc. et al. adv. Microchip Technology Inc. (W.D. Tex.) (website technology): Achieved jury verdict awarding plaintiff less than one percent of the requested damages in a six-patent case.
    • Quest NetTech Corp. addo Systems, Inc. et al. adv. a leading technology company (E.D. Tex.) (mobile payments): Achieved favorable settlement prior to Markman hearing.
    • Fintiv, Inc. adv. PayPal Holdings, Inc. (W.D. Tex.) (mobile payments): Currently defending against charges of patent infringement involving the Venmo and PayPal mobile apps.
    • IOENGINE, LLC adv. PayPal Holdings, Inc. (Del.) (mobile payments): Currently defending against charges of patent infringement involving mobile credit card readers.
    • Bandspeed, LLC, v. Microchip Technology Inc. (W.D. Tex.) (BlueTooth standard): Achieved early settlement (prior to claim construction) in a case brought by a non-practicing entity which alleged that Microchip’s BlueTooth products infringed eight of the plaintiff’s patents.
    • 511 Innovations adv. a leading technology company (E.D. Tex.) (proximity sensors): Facilitated early settlement (prior to claim construction) in a case brought by a non-practicing entity which alleged the iPhone proximity sensor infringed several of the plaintiff’s patents. The plaintiff had sought treble damages, interest, and an injunction.
    • SanDisk adv. Kingston Technology (W.D. Wi. and Fed. Cir.) (semiconductor/flash memory): Won a high-stakes patent and antitrust bench trial featuring testimony from SanDisk’s CEO. Kingston Technology claimed SanDisk’s patent licensing program charged “double royalties” on USB flash drives, was anticompetitive, and violated federal antitrust laws and state unfair competition laws. While defending the matter on appeal, the case settled.
    • On Track Innovations adv. AT&T (S.D.N.Y) (near field communication): In a previous case on the same patent and industry standard against a different defendant, the plaintiff won summary judgment of infringement. However, on behalf of AT&T, we secured a successful settlement without a finding of infringement. The technology related to near field communication, which enabled devices such as smartphones to perform wireless mobile payments.
    • Synopsys adv. Mentor Graphics (D. Or., USPTO, and Fed. Cir.) (emulation technology): This ongoing competitor litigation encompasses six district court cases; eight Federal Circuit appeals; various post-grant proceedings before the PTO, and international litigation in Japanese courts. To date, we have prevailed on four of the seven patents at issue. The matter is currently on appeal.
    • Adaptix adv. LG and AT&T (E.D. Tex. and Fed. Cir.) (4G LTE wireless technology): Won a complete summary judgment victory for LG and AT&T in this long-running patent case. The judge’s decision established new law which will benefit the telecommunications industry by altering where, when, and how non-practicing entities file and manage multi-defendant cases when infringement is based on an industry standard.