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Joni Seeley

Senior Attorney

Joni advises clients, ranging from early-stage startups to multinational technology companies, on a wide variety of intellectual property matters including patent prosecution, litigation, and IP due diligence.

As a registered patent attorney, Joni strategically builds patent portfolios on behalf of clients, both domestically and internationally. She has procured patents regarding a number of complex technical fields including semiconductors, wireless communication architectures, multimedia encoding, human-machine interfacing systems, computer and network virtualization, natural-language processing, and cloud computing.

Joni further assists clients in navigating various IP issues, including litigation, product launches, and due diligence. In this capacity, Joni has conducted validity and evidence-of-use investigations, prepared technical briefs and evaluated patent landscapes in corporate transactions, pre-litigation inquiries, and bankruptcy investigations.

Bar admissionsTexasUnited States Patent and Trademark Office
CourtsUnited States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitUnited States District Court for the Northern District of TexasUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University
    Dedman School of Law
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas

Pro Bono

Joni's pro bono work focuses on various immigration outreaches including the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) wherein she works to obtain U-visas for victims having suffered substantial abuse and the Central Legal Immigration Clinics (CLI) by assisting individuals determine immigration opportunities. For local impact, Joni works with the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) assisting local residents with an array of legal issues including divorce, domestic violence, properly loss, and child victimization. Through the decades, Joni's ongoing efforts aim to prevent local homelessness and stabilize those at risk to solve their own housing problems in the future by volunteering with the Housing Crisis Center (HCC) since 2004.