Caroline C. Maxwell

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Caroline Maxwell focuses her practice on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation, patent, copyright and trademark disputes as well as other civil litigation matters. Ms. Maxwell joined Porzio in 2014 from Patton Boggs LLP. She was promoted to counsel in 2017.

Ms. Maxwell represents domestic and international clients in federal courts throughout the country, litigating patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secrets and copyright cases in District Courts and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Ms. Maxwell has represented companies in matters involving dietary supplements, biotechnology, medical and surgical devices, pharmaceuticals, software and computer hardware. Ms. Maxwell also prosecutes trademark applications for companies in the dietary supplement industry.

Representative Matters
  • Represented beta-alanine dietary supplement patent owner in infringement case in which the defendant agreed to settle and exit the business.
  • Representing dietary supplement company in patent, trademark and copyright infringement and breach of license cases.
  • Represented the Welsh Government and media companies in copyright infringement case.
  • Defended an electronic cigarette seller in multiple patent infringement cases.
  • Authored amicus briefs for biotechnology and natural products associations.
  • Represented oxygenated wound dressing company in arbitration with its joint venture partner.
  • Defended airline in software patent infringement case.
  • Represented medical device company in patent infringement case and Federal Circuit appeal.
  • Represented companies in patent false marking cases.
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Junior League of Dallas






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Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to Practice in Texas; Practice Limited to Federal Courts and Agencies



Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Dallas, TX, J.D., cum laude, 2006

  • Symposium Editor
  • SMU Law Review Association
  • Hatton W. Sumners Scholar
  • The Barristers

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, B.A., magna cum laude, 2003

Contact Address

1200 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Suite 710

Washington, DC 20036-6802

Phone: 202.517.1888

Fax: 202.517.6322