E. Dale Buxton II

Dale Buxton is Of Counsel in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Buxton’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation. His experience spans a wide range of technology, encompassing software development, medical instrumentation, image and signal processing, wireless communications, and satellite broadcasting. Mr. Buxton’s role includes developing noninfringement/infringement and invalidity positions, as well as working with the technical personnel within the clients’ companies and preparing expert witnesses for deposition and trial. Mr. Buxton regularly develops the e-discovery strategy and leads implementation efforts for cases throughout Morrison & Foerster, including many cases with large joint defense groups.

Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Buxton founded and led a software development company with offices in the United States, China, and Australia. Through his software experience, Mr. Buxton is well versed in software development, and proficient in a variety of computer languages and hardware architectures. He also is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

At Vanderbilt University, Mr. Buxton received a B.S. in both electrical engineering and biomedical engineering before going on to earn his M.S. in electrical engineering while continuing to focus on digital signal processing in the Intelligent Robotics Lab, as well as working on medical device projects for recording, analyzing, and interpreting signals from biological systems. In business school at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Mr. Buxton’s concentration was marketing and intellectual property management. Mr. Buxton studied for three semesters abroad in Australia at Sydney University Law School and the Australian Graduate School of Management, where he focused on business and legal transactions involving intellectual property in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Buxton received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where he focused on intellectual property law.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) Patent Reexaminations, 3) Intellectual Property Litigation and 4) Interferences
Law School Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 2002)
Admitted Year 1996
Education Vanderbilt University (B.S., 1995), Vanderbilt University (M.S., 1997), Northwestern University (M.B.A., 2002)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of California
Most recent firm Morrison & Foerster LLP
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