Travis K. Waller

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Experience

Travis brings a sophisticated understanding of policy and the law, a breadth of experience, and a keen eye for detail to the matters he handles. This equates to superlative client representation firmly rooted in the fundamentals of litigation yet adapted to suit a client’s needs in an ever-changing legal landscape.

Travis’s practice primarily focuses on intellectual property litigation, particularly patent litigation. His experience covers a wide range of technologies and industries, including biotechnology and the life sciences, as well as battery technology, lighting, software, and telecommunications. Travis has worked with Fortune 500 companies, as well as private inventors, both domestically and abroad, and across a diverse array of venues.

Celgard, LLC v. Shenzhen Senior Technology Material Co. LTD (US) Research Institute, et al., No. 4:22-cv-00594-JST (N.D. Cal.)
A patent enforcement matter in the Northern District of California involving battery separator technology. 

Astellas Institute for Regenerative Medicine et al. v. Imstem BioTechnology, Inc., No. 1:17-cv-12239-ADB (D.Mass.); Astellas Institute for Regenerative Medicine v. ImStem BioTechnology, Inc., Nos. 22-1623, 22-1702 (Fed. Cir.) 
A patent inventorship matter in the District of Massachusetts involving mesenchymal stem cells, which resulted in one of the first virtual bench trials to occur during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Wangs Alliance Corporation v. CAST Lighting, LLC, No. 2:20-cv-03710-MCA-MAH (D.N.J.); CAST Lighting, LLC v. Wangs Alliance Corporation, PGR2021-00012 (P.T.A.B.)
A patent enforcement matter in the District of New Jersey involving LED lighting, and defense of a post-grant review proceeding before the USPTO regarding the same. 

United Access Techs., LLC v. Frontier Commc'ns Corp. et al., No. 1:11-cv-00341-KAJ (D. Del.)
A patent defense matter for a Fortune 500 company in the District of Delaware involving DSL technology. 

AGW Sono Partners, LLC v. Downtown Soho, LLC, 343 Conn. 309, 273 A.3d 186 (2022)
A matter of first impression before the Connecticut Supreme Court on the scope and application of defenses to contract performance (e.g., impossibility, frustration of purpose, etc.) premised on Connecticut’s pandemic related executive orders.

  • Named a “New York Rising Star,” by Super Lawyers (2022-2023)
  • Named “Outstanding Editor,” by Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology (2017)
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation Public Service Distinction (2017)
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Education
  • University of Minnesota Law School, intellectual property and technology concentration (2017); Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Managing Editor (2016-2017); Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Articles Editor (2016-2017)
  • University of North Dakota, B.A. in English and Linguistics, cum laude (2014)
Professional Associations
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section: Executive Board, Secretary (2021-Present); IP Legislation Subcommittee, Vice Chair (2020-Present)

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