Blake T. Dietrich
Blake T. Dietrich has a versatile practice that encompasses all aspects of Intellectual Property law, from helping clients secure patent, trademark, and copyright protection to enforcing and defending those rights through litigation.
Blake is admitted before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has prepared and prosecuted numerous patent and trademark applications. He has experience in a wide range of technologies and industry sectors, including computer hardware and software, IT & telecommunications, printing press operation, electrochemical processes, industrial machinery, and automotive technology.
In the area of IP litigation, he has assumed high–level responsibility, including interviewing technical experts, coordinating pre–trial management, providing technical analysis of non–infringement and invalidity defenses, and preparing briefs for claim construction, or Markman, hearings. He has managed cases involving numerous clients dispersed in various jurisdictions throughout the country.
His educational background in Applied Science and Technology, combined with the broad–based experience he has gained in his legal practice gives him deep insight into clients’ complex technologies, enabling him to develop effective strategies to protect his clients’ interests. He engages with technical experts in a variety of fields, allowing him to effectively navigate both engineering labs and boardrooms. In all aspects of his practice, Blake demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the client’s business and dedication to achieving the client’s goals.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Blake worked as a Patent Law Clerk for Glast, Phillips & Murray, where he produced various legal research memoranda for trial preparation. During law school, he interned at Oliff & Berridge, an Intellectual Property law firm in Alexandria, Virginia, where he actively participated in both the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering patent prosecution groups.
B.A., Applied Science & Technology, summa cum laude, The George Washington University (DC)
J.D., The George Washington University Law School
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Patent and Trademark Office
United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Woodward/White Inc.), Appellate Practice, 2023
- Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2023
- Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America, 2022
- The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court, Associate, 2019-2020
March 23, 2023Attorney News
Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 2023 Texas Rising Stars
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 63 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2023 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list, which recognizes only 5% of Texas attorneys who either are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
October 7, 2022Attorney News
Jackson Walker Congratulates 36 Attorneys Named Among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America
Jackson Walker announces the selection of 36 attorneys to Lawdragon’s inaugural list of the 500 leading litigators in America.
August 18, 2022Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 214 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2023 Edition, Including 11 “Lawyers of the Year” and 41 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 214 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 79 specialty practice areas in its 2023 edition, including 11 Lawyers of the Year and 41 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
February 11, 2022Attorney News
Jackson Walker Announces Largest Class of Newly Elected Partners to Date
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the election of 14 attorneys to the Firm’s partnership on Friday, February 11, 2022. In addition to electing 14 new partners, the Firm also congratulates Bart Cicuto, Noah Speck, and Austin Thomas on their promotion from associates to senior counsel.
June 2, 2021Newsletters
IP Litigation Insider—June 2021
David Folsom Recognized in Chambers USA Guide; Jackson Walker Delivers Complete Defense Jury Verdict for Roku in $228 Million WDTX Patent Trial; Wasif Qureshi and Leisa Talbert Peschel Reflect on Roku’s $228M Patent Trial Victory; Jackson Walker Helps Family Launch Comic Book Brand; Virtual Mediations and Patent Litigation: Lessons Learned and Best Practices; Chris Rouk Comments on Patent Litigation in Texas; Emilio Nicolas Moderates Panel on the New CASE Act and Copyright Claims Board
April 13, 2021Client Results
Jackson Walker Obtains Summary Judgment of No Infringement for Roku in WDTX Patent Dispute
Jackson Walker obtained an order from U.S. District Judge Alan D. Albright granting Roku, Inc.’s motion for summary judgment of no infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,451,294 and 9,420,349, both directed to Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technologies.
April 13, 2021Client Results
Jackson Walker Delivers Complete Defense Jury Verdict for Roku in $228 Million WDTX Patent Trial
After a four-day in-person trial, Jackson Walker delivered a complete defense jury verdict for Roku, Inc. in what started as a five-patent infringement case brought by ESW Holdings, Inc. The trial, which began on Monday, April 5, 2021, was held in the Western District of Texas – Waco Division before U.S. District Judge Alan D. Albright.
December 28, 2020Client Results
Jackson Walker Successfully Resolves WDTX Patent Dispute for Principal Lighting Group
After over a two-year patent infringement dispute, Wasif Qureshi and Blake Dietrich secured a favorable resolution for Texas-based Principal Lighting Group.
September 30, 2020Mentions
In Depth: Defeating Trademark Infringers | Asia IP
In the United States, while the Iancu v. Brunetti holding that the Lanham Act’s prohibition on the registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” trademarks violates the First Amendment certainly received its fair share of attention, the practical effects of this ruling are still to be seen, says Blake Dietrich, an associate at Jackson Walker in Dallas.
July 30, 2019Attorney News
John Jackson and Blake Dietrich Nominated to the Barbara M.G. Lynn Inn of Court
Jackson Walker is pleased to congratulate John Jackson and Blake Dietrich on their respective nominations as Master and Associate of The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court, effective August 6, 2019.