Charlie Jones is a trial lawyer in the Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups in the Dallas Office of Haynes and Boone.
Charlie's practice focuses on intellectual property and commercial litigation in state and federal courts and arbitrations. His experience both in and out of the courtroom is diverse, serving companies facing a wide range of legal matters in multiple industries. Charlie represents both plaintiffs and defendants in patent and trademark infringement litigation, complex commercial litigation, partnership and close corporation disputes, lender liability, and bankruptcy litigation. Charlie serves clients in the high-tech, electric energy, oil and gas, heavy equipment, professional sports, commercial real estate, marketing and brand management, banking, securities, information technology, retail, and publishing/media industries.
Charlie's recent courtroom experience includes direct and cross examination of fact and expert witnesses in patent infringement and commercial litigations and successfully arguing a wide range of discovery, dispositive, and pre-trial motions. In preparing for trial, Charlie has deposed dozens of witnesses, including corporate representatives, named parties, and technical and damages experts. Charlie also has a strong understanding of directing and managing e-discovery and related disputes, including controlling related costs on an up-front basis, in federal and Texas state courts.
Prior to attending law school, Charlie worked for an international pharmaceutical manufacturer providing quality assurance and control in support of the development and manufacture of sterile injectable drugs. Charlie developed a strong working knowledge of chemistry, microbiology and mycology as well as a particular interest in botany while pursuing his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas.
Charlie was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, for Intellectual Property Litigation, 2014-2017.
Texas; U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Western, and Northern District of Texas
J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 2008, summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; Board of Editors, Texas Tech Law Review; Phi Delta Phi
Represented at trial leading WAN technology company and obtained favorable verdict, including invalidity of an asserted patent.
Represented at trial leading manufacturer of industrial cooling equipment.
Obtained favorable settlements on behalf of inventor and manufacturer of smart-meter technology in multi-district patent litigation.
Defended marketing services and event demonstrations provider in a patent-infringement lawsuit involving method patents directed at client’s key services. Litigation settled on terms favorable to client.
Representation of regional financial institution again patent-infringement claims related to mobile banking software.
Representation of defendant in patent infringement case in which the patent holder asserted infringement of patent on laser-related technology.
Representation of a national retailer in multiple patents suit involving a wide range of technologies.
Representation of generic drug manufacturers in ANDA litigation with respect to dry compounds for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Commercial and Bankruptcy Litigation
Twice obtained summary judgment in Texas state court in favor of professional sports league in long running dispute with start-up fantasy sports business.
Defended seller of luxury condominium units as lead counsel in dispute with purchasers. Following a week-long arbitration, arbitrator entered a take-nothing award in favor of client condominium seller regarding purchasers’ claims for breach of contract, fraud, and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
Represented the owner of a luxury condominium complex pursuing claims for trespass, breach of fiduciary duty, violation of the Texas Theft Liability Act, and fraud by nondisclosure against a former officer of the owner's general partner. Successfully prosecuted all claims and obtained court award in client’s favor in excess of $4.5 million, including exemplary damages. Obtained determination that all awarded damages and fees are non-dischargeable under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Defended Debtor's Counsel in post-confirmation litigation. Successfully obtained complete dismissal with prejudice of contract, tort, fraud and malpractice claims alleging more than $70 million in damages in a post-confirmation adversary proceeding while securing more than $2 million in bankruptcy-court sanctions against plaintiffs and plaintiffs' counsel. On appeal, obtained complete reinstatement of bankruptcy-court sanctions in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Fifth Circuit following partial reversal by district court.
Represented oil and gas debtors in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In case of first impression, successfully obtained reversal of the district court's finding that a non-insider creditor's claims could not be recharacterized as equity and affirmation of the bankruptcy court's recharacterization decision.
Defendant's Judgment Regarding Mineral Rights Dispute - Assisted in obtaining a final judgment dismissing plaintiff's claims for reformation of a deed and declaratory judgment and awarding full amount of attorneys' fees and expenses incurred in defending against those claims.
Representation of a major U.S. bank in a lender liability lawsuit arising out of the financial collapse of Adelphia Communications Corporation.
Representation of a regional news magazine in a libel suit resulting in summary judgment in favor of the publication.
Representation of a commercial real estate agent resulting in a complete summary judgment awarding damages resulting from unpaid commission owed by former owner of an office building.
Obtained asylum as lead trial counsel following trial for survivor of human rights abuses in pro bono representation.