Lisa “Joni” Seeley is a registered U.S. patent attorney experienced in advising and counseling clients in patent law for a variety of international organizations. Her practice focuses on managing patent portfolios, patent portfolio acquisitions, product launches, and freedom to operate analyses primarily for Fortune 500 corporations. This includes providing patentability and patent landscape analyses, preparing and filing patent applications, worldwide prosecution of patent applications, and more.

Ms. Seeley partners with in-house counsel and inventors to prepare and prosecute U.S. and foreign patent applications. Her experience includes an array of technology involving software, hardware, networking, and computer systems. She has worked with clients to prepare and prosecute patent applications involving areas such as mobile device software and hardware (IoT), network architecture, circuitry design, lithography, imaging hardware and processing, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence and computer learning, and robotics.

Before joining Barta, Jones & Foley, P.C., Ms. Seeley practiced international patent law with one of the biggest international firms in the world representing clients in the United States, Hong Kong, Japan, and the European Union.

Ms. Seeley has written and spoken on a variety of intellectual property topics in Asia and the United States, including but not limited to:
“Patentable Idea?,” Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, Hong Kong, 2017
“Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreements (TX),” Thomson Reuters contributor, 2017
“Freedom to Operate (FTO) Basics,” CLE Presenter, Internationally broadcasted Webinar, 2017
“Ins and Outs of a Freedom to Operate,” CLE Presenter, Internationally broadcasted Webinar, 2017
“Federal Trade Commission Study: Patent Assertion Entity (PAE) aka Non-Practicing Entities (NPE)” CLE Presenter, Internationally broadcasted Webinar, 2016
“Patent Wars: Apple’s Approach,” Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business, Dallas, 2012
“Programming the APT Developer,” University of Texas at Dallas, First Edition, 2003
“Simple E-Beam Machine Operation” University of Texas at Dallas, First Edition, 2003
“Exhausted Manual Headway Spin Coater” University of Texas at Dallas, First Edition, 2003

Ms. Seeley is admitted to practice in Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
J.D., May 2008
• Order of the Coif
• Moot Court Chief Justice

The University of Texas at Dallas
B. S., Electrical Engineering, 2003
• Founder of the Furthering of Advanced Research (FAR)
• Society of Women Engineers & IEEE

Pro Bono Affiliations
• Housing Crisis Center
• Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts
• Patent prosecution

Senior Counsel