Jacob R. Porter focuses his practice on intellectual property. Mr. Porter has represented technology companies in federal court and inter partes review. Mr. Porter is a member of the Honorable Lee Yeakel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court and joined Dechert as a summer associate in 2016.
Mr. Porter is a recipient of Dechert’s 2020 Samuel E. Klein Pro Bono Award for his current and past service as counsel to the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and co-counsel with the ACLU of Texas. Mr. Porter maintains an active pro bono practice representing U.S. veterans.
Prior to practicing at Dechert, Mr. Porter was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Debra H. Lehrmann of the Supreme Court of Texas, as well as a student attorney at the University of Texas School of Law Children’s Rights Clinic.
- A customer experience & contact center solutions company in Texas state court litigation of breach of contract and fraud claims.
- IOENGINE, LLC at the PTAB with regard to three instituted IPRs in which the PTAB confirmed the non-invalidity of more than a dozen claims; the district court case is proceeding, with trial expected in late 2021 or early 2022.
- Intellectual Ventures in multiple patent infringement suits relating to LTE systems.
- Individuals experiencing homelessness in pro bono constitutional challenge to City of Houston ordinances.
- The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty in pro bono lobbying of the Austin City Council in relation to its camping ordinances.
- Supreme Court of Texas, Honorable Debra H. Lehrmann
- Hendrix College, B.A., International Relations, 2013, cum laude with distinction, Ian T. King Prize in International Relations
- The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2017, with honors, Townes-Rice Scholar; Beck Award for Legal Research and Writing Excellence; Teaching Quizmaster; Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review; Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Western District of Texas