Travis Barton has represented clients in complex business and technology litigation in state and federal courts. He has also handled numerous arbitrations across the United States. Travis’s commercial litigation experience includes breach of contract, intellectual property, oil and gas, employment contracts, legal malpractice defense, real estate and technology licensing. In the areas of technology and intellectual property, his experience spans patent, trademark and copyright infringement, as well as trade secret litigation and licensing disputes. Travis has been selected to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, a Thomson Reuters service (2005-2009).

Travis is also experienced in oil and gas litigation, including matters in South Texas and the Eagle Ford Shale Play. His oil and gas experience includes disputes involving title issues, drilling operations and surface damage, royalty underpayment, offset and development, bad faith pooling, cessation of production and lease termination.

Intellectual Property Litigation

Travis’s experience in intellectual property litigation includes:

  • Defending a multi-million dollar project management dispute involving a software conversion, and winning a verdict on a counterclaim.
  • Serving as lead counsel in more than 50 trademark infringement lawsuits throughout Texas.
  • Acting as co-counsel in more than a dozen patent infringement lawsuits throughout Texas, including the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Serving as lead counsel in patent-inventorship disputes in the Western/Southern Districts of Texas.
  • Acting as lead counsel in numerous copyright infringement cases throughout Texas.
  • Serving as lead counsel in numerous misappropriation of trade secret cases involving software, geophysical and drilling data, and proprietary customer information.
  • Serving as primary counsel on the patent prosecution and patent litigation aspects of a legal malpractice case.
  • Handling numerous disputes involving the performance of hardware and software technologies.
  • Counseling technology clients in disputes involving software licensing and software conversions.
  • Counseling in multiple warranty and breach-of-contract disputes involving the performance of hardware and software products.

Oil & Gas/Energy Litigation

Travis’s oil and gas litigation experience includes:

  • Winning a summary judgment as lead counsel for a Fortune 500 oil and gas company in a title dispute in South Texas.
  • Handling multiple title disputes for properties located in the Eagle Ford Shale Play.
  • Handling numerous royalty underpayment cases involving royalty accounting and an alleged failure to develop including numerous matters arising from the Eagle Ford Shale Play.
  • Handling several lease termination disputes arising from an alleged cessation of production or an alleged failure to produce in paying quantities.
  • Serving as lead counsel in several disputes involving the provision of oilfield services, including disputes arising from accounting irregularities.
  • Acting as lead counsel in multiple disputes arising from drilling operations and casing failures.
  • Serving as lead counsel in multiple surface damage disputes, including disputes involving the disposal of saltwater.
  • Acting as lead or co-counsel in numerous matters involving oilfield equipment failures throughout the United States.

Complex Business Litigation

Travis has served as lead counsel for the defense in a legal malpractice action that resulted in a favorable settlement for the defendants. He has acted as lead or co-counsel in residential and commercial construction disputes, and as lead counsel in numerous disputes involving real estate conveyances including farm and ranch, commercial and residential transactions.

Travis also counsels employees and employers in disputes involving covenants not to compete, non-disclosure agreements and wrongful termination.

  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, Intellectual Property (2017)
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, a Thomson Reuters service, Intellectual Property Litigation (2005-2009)

  • State Bar of Texas: Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section
  • Austin Bar Association: Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section; Technology and Computer Law Section