Ms. Jennifer Klein Ayers



Jennifer Klein Ayers is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's Dallas office.

Areas of Practice

Jennifer is an experienced intellectual property litigator, with particular experience defending global businesses in complex intellectual property matters, including outsourcing, patent infringement, trademark and domain name, trade secret, non-compete, and unfair competition disputes. She has worked on matters involving computer hardware and software, information technology systems, business process outsourcing (BPO) services, Medicaid management information systems (MMIS), child support enforcement systems (CSES), semiconductors, data encryption, bedding, and fitness equipment. Additionally, Jennifer has represented both customers and providers in complex outsourcing disputes.

Her litigation experience covers all major aspects of the life cycle of a case, including dispositive motion practice, trial, post-trial proceedings, appeal, and enforcement of judgments. She has considerable trial and pre-trial experience throughout the United States, including all Federal district courts in Texas, the Eastern District of Kentucky, the Eastern District of Michigan, the District of Minnesota, and the Southern District of New York. Jennifer has also litigated in the Delaware Court of Chancery and New York County Supreme Court, including the complex commercial division.

Recent victories include obtaining summary judgment precluding the recovery of lost profits in a competitor patent infringement litigation and Daubert orders excluding all plaintiff’s damages models.

Jennifer also provides various pro bono legal services, including for matters involving claims of actual innocence. She is also an active member of Attorneys Serving the Community, and has served as a committee co-chair of that organization.


•Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018


•Conduent Inc. - multiple disputes with customers and subcontractors relating to the implementation of multi-component, complex IT systems
•Xerox - multiple high profile outsourcing disputes with customers and subcontractors relating to the implementation of multi-component, complex IT systems
•Hewlett-Packard - substantial dispute with the State of South Carolina relating to implementation of numerous state-wide IT systems
•Multi-Billion Dollar Financial Institution - internal investigation and confidential dispute with service provider relating to numerous systems developed and implemented by provider
•National Healthcare Technology Company - internal investigation and confidential dispute with customer relating to multi-component, complex IT system
•Sallie Mae, Inc. - dispute with outsourcing provider over implementation of student loan reimbursement system
•Tempur Sealy International - multiple patent litigations involving air pumps, adjustable bases, and bedding technology
•Peloton - multiple patent litigations involving fitness equipment and systems for data exchange and display
•Google Inc. and Motorola Mobility - patent litigation involving navigation technology relating to web browser applications and/or e-commerce services
•STMicroelectronics, Inc. - patent litigation involving CAD/CAM software for integrated circuits
•STMicroelectronics, Inc. - patent litigation involving Ethernet connectivity adapters
•Automatic Data Processing, Inc. - patent litigation involving simple object access communications protocol
•,, and - patent litigation involving cookie encryption
•Red Lion Hotels Corporation and the Howard Hughes Company - patent litigation involving systems for Internet data exchange and display
•Community Trust Bank - patent litigation involving system for data imaging
•Dropbox - trademark litigation over client’s primary trademark
•Consumer Club, Inc. - trademark litigation over client’s primary trademark
•Varsity - multiple trademark litigations

Media Mentions

•Movers & Shakers Feature
The Deal , April 20, 2018
•Sheppard Mullin Opens Dallas office
World Intellectual Property Review , April 17, 2018
•Sheppard Mullin opens up shop in Dallas
World Trademark Review , April 17, 2018
•Sheppard Mullin Enters Texas Market With Dallas Office
Law360 , April 16, 2018
•Sheppard Mullin Officially Opens Dallas Office
The Texas Lawbook , April 16, 2018
•Sheppard Mullin Launches Dallas Office
Texas Lawyer , April 16, 2018

Speaking Engagements

• Update On Trade Secret Law: Shedding Light on a Marshy Landscape, Texas Bar CLE, 2012

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Intellectual Property
  • False Advertising, Lanham Act and Unfair Competition
  • Patent Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks and Trade Dress
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • E-Discovery
  • Healthcare

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
469.391.7414  Phone
469.391.7558  Fax
University Attended:
The University of Texas, B.A., with high honors, 2004
Law School Attended:
The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2009; The Review of Litigation; Dean's Achievement Award
Year of First Admission:
Bar of Texas; United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit; United States District Court for the District of Colorado; United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; 2009, Texas; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; Colorado District Court; Texas Eastern District Court; Texas Northern District Court; Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court; Texas Western District Court; United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; United States District Court for the Western District of Texas


•Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
•Dallas Bar Association
•Attorneys Serving the Community


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