Walter Davis is a partner with Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey. Walter has over 20 years of experience as an intellectual property professional, including more than 15 years of law firm experience and 6 years of experience as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Walter’s practice consists primarily of patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property litigation, inter partes and post-grant reviews, patent studies and counseling, and patent preparation and prosecution.
He has experience before many courts, including various federal district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Representative technologies for his cases include smartphones, lighting control systems, consumer appliances, processor technology, software, liquid crystal display devices, plasma display devices, semiconductor design and fabrication, medical imaging systems, battery chargers, computer hardware technology, Internet technology, telecommunications, business methods, and pharmaceuticals.
Walter’s wide-ranging experience enables him to provide a full range of intellectual property services for his clients. Walter has extensive experience managing the day-to-day operation of intellectual property litigations and developing and implementing litigation strategies. In his prosecution practice, Walter has written and prosecuted countless patents in a wide range of technologies, including among others, computer architecture, microprocessors, instruction processing, processing control, storage access and control, computer networks, telecommunications, operating systems, and electronic commerce. Walter uses his litigation expertise to help him attain patents for his clients that can better withstand the rigors of a patent infringement suit.
Walter is frequently invited to speak in the U.S. and abroad about a wide range of topics. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a J.D. from George Washington University Law School, with honors. Directly after graduating from Cornell, Walter spent 6 years as a patent examiner at the PTO, gaining partial signatory authority before leaving to work for a law firm while going to law school at night.
Walter has held multiple leadership positions in the Intellectual Property Section of the National Bar Association, the nation’s oldest and largest association of predominately African American lawyers and judges. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Defense Research Institute.
Prior to joining Davidson Berquist, Walter was an attorney at the Washington, D.C. office of Axinn, Veltrop, & Harkrider LLP, and the Washington, D.C. office of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett, and Dunner, LLP.