Professional Biography
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Janice Ta Senior Counsel

  • Austin

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    500 West Second Street, Suite 1900

    Austin, TX 78701




Janice Ta focuses her practice on patent, trade secret, trademark, and complex commercial litigation. She represents clients in a range of industries, including computer software and hardware, wireless broadband, telecommunications, semiconductors, light-emitting diodes (LEDS), and biotechnology, helping them protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property portfolios.

Janice’s litigation practice includes actions in U.S. district courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), state court, arbitration, and mediation tribunals. She also represents clients in briefing appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Prior to her law career, Janice was a product manager and user interface designer at Plaxo, Inc., managing the development of a variety of social networking products from conception to launch. Her legal career is informed by her knowledge of the product development cycle and the business needs of growing technology companies.

Janice regularly speaks and writes extensively on IP issues, particularly on recent patent law development. She also has published and written on the Defend Trade Secrets Act and on Section 101 patent-eligibility jurisprudence following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Alice v. CLS Bank.

Janice contributes time to her community in a variety of ways, most recently serving as an executive committee member of the Yale Law School Association and as a board member of Ballet Austin. In 2018 and 2019, Janice was recognized as a Texas Rising Star in IP litigation by Super Lawyers, an accolade awarded to only the top 2.5% of Texas lawyers age 40 or younger.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2022: Litigation - Patent
  • Super Lawyers Texas Rising Star in Intellectual Property Law, 2018, 2019

Professional Leadership

  • Austin Intellectual Property Bar Association, Membership Committee, 2021 – present
  • Yale Law School, Executive Committee Member, 2017 – 2020
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Honorable Lee Yeakel Intellectual Property Inn of Court, 2011 – 2018

Community Involvement

  • Ballet Austin, Board of Directors, 2018 – present

Related Employment

  • Baker Botts, LLP, Austin, TX, Senior Associate, 2019 – 2020
  • Vinson & Elkins, LLP, Austin, TX, Senior Associate, 2015 – 2019; Associate, 2011 – 2015
  • Plaxo, Inc., Mountain View, CA, Monetization Product Manager, 2003 – 2006


  • Hon. Timothy Dyk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2010 - 2011




Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas


  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2010, Executive Editor, Yale Journal of Law and Technology
  • Stanford University, B.S. & B.A., Symbolic Systems; Art History, Phi Beta Kappa, 2003