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Partner - Joseph F. DePumpo

Bank of America Plaza
901 Main Street, Suite 3300
Dallas, Texas 75202
214-593-9135 (Direct)
214-593-9110 (Firm)
214-593-9111 (Fax)


Joe DePumpo's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, and has included a wide variety of intellectual property, business torts, and contract matters. He specializes in technology-related cases, and has broad experience in patent licensing, and patent, copyright, and trade secret litigation. Joe has litigated multiple significant patent infringement actions in federal courts throughout the country and in the International Trade Commission in a diverse array of technology fields, including semiconductors, medical devices, MRI technology, and biochemistry. Prior to joining Shore Chan, Joe practiced at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP.


J.D., Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 1993
Graduate study in Electrical Engineering, Southern Methodist University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1987


United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas 
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Supreme Court of Texas

Professional Achievements, Memberships, and Affiliations

Texas Super Lawyer (2007 - 2016)
Phi Delta Phi
State Bar of Texas
American Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association
Advisory Board, UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer, and Economics Outreach

Publications and Presentations

IP Enforcement and Infringement Issues for Universities, Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of University Technology Managers, March 2011
- Cited in: Jacob H. Rooksby, When Tigers Bare Teeth: A Qualitative Study of University Patent Enforcement, 46 Akron L. Rev. 169, 186-87 (Apr. 4, 2013); and Jacob H. Rooksby, University Involvement in Patent Infringement Litigation, Les Nouvelles: Pat. Infringement 8, 11, 13 (Mar. 2012). 

Confidentiality agreements: Obtaining, Contesting, and Enforcing Them, Presented at the Advanced Civil Discovery Seminar, University of Houston Law Foundation, March 2006

To Shred or Not to Shred - Document Retention Policies After Sarbanes-Oxley, Presented to the Dallas Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section,and through CLE Series for In-House Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, 2003 and 2004

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901 Main St, Suite 3300 Dallas, Texas 75202
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