About Floyd Walker

Floyd Walker has years of experience advising clients with their patent matters. In addition to working on patent litigation, he has experience drafting patent applications and prosecuting them before the patent office including appeals to the Patent and Trademark Appeal Board. He has also helped clients obtain patent licenses, assess the value of their patents and evaluate the strength of infringement allegations.

He has been involved with patents and technology for over 15 years. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University. He also obtained a Master’s degree from Rice University in Electrical Engineering, where his research was focused on digital signal processing. He obtained his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law where he graduated with honors and was editor-in-chief of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal. As a National Finalist in the IP Moot Court Competition, he argued before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, which is the appellate court that handles appeals of patent cases.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Walker worked as an engineer at NASA. One of the projects that he was involved with helped attach the Destiny Module to the International Space Station. He helped develop the tracking target and automatic target tracking software. He also worked as a software engineer in the energy sector and helped remotely manage over 5,000 Megawatts of power production. His work involved collection of data and the communication between the individual generators and the remote plant operators.

After graduation from law school, Mr. Walker worked at the international law firm, Vinson & Elkins LLP.  There, he obtained experience in virtually all aspects of patent law, including patent litigation, infringement analysis, invalidity analysis, patent portfolio mining, as well as offensive and defensive licensing. He subsequently worked with patent boutique firms where he honed his skills.

Mr. Walker is licensed to practice law before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal district courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, and Texas state courts.

  • data compression
  • computer-aided manufacturing
  • video-on-demand
  • electrophoretic displays
  • search engines
  • consumer electronics
  • power system management
  • computer networking
  • encryption
  • data storage
  • database management
  • electronic memory
  • stereoscopic (3D) video
  • ATM and gift card transactions
  • credit card processing
  • plastic molding
  • real-time software
  • medical devices
  • electronic marketplaces