- J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist Dedman School of Law, 2010
- B.S. Electrical Engineering, Southern Methodist University, 2000. Engineering Scholar and University Scholar, 1996-2000
- State of Texas
- The U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas
Ashley Moore is a seasoned trial attorney focused on high-stakes litigation involving complex technologies. Ashley has successfully tried numerous cases to judges, juries, and arbitration panels involving cutting edge issues, such as hydraulic fracturing, the 4G cellular standard, and breach of FRAND for essential patent holders. Ashley also represents clients with matters involving the intersection of technology and cybersecurity, HIPAA, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, insurance contracts, and fraud. Her courtroom skills have earned her a reputation as one of the top rising attorneys under 40 as recognized by both Texas Super Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation.
Ms. Moore also has significant experience prosecuting patents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Before joining McKool Smith, she counseled industry leaders in protecting and licensing their technology assets at a large, national law firm. As a result, she is equally adept at counseling clients to make the most of their patent portfolios through patent acquisitions, divestitures, and both offensive and defensive assertions to best align with her client’s strategic goals.
- Ericsson: Ms. Moore represents Ericsson in a variety of patent matters, including FRAND and essential patent assertions. In these cases, Ms. Moore has argued numerous motions, and taken witnesses on direct and cross examination. One of these cases involved Ericsson’s 802.11 standard essential patents, which resulted in a favorable jury award of over $10 million.
- True Software: Ms. Moore acts as lead counsel for defendant True Software in this patent infringement case. She successfully secured a take nothing summary judgment verdict of patent invalidity in the Northern District of California. This case is currently on appeal to the Federal Circuit.
- Albritton: Ms. Moore acts as lead counsel for patent owner Dr. Albritton in a patent infringement, breach of contract, and fraud case against Acclarent in the Northern District of Texas.
- Summit 6: Ms. Moore represented Summit 6 in its suit against Samsung, Facebook, and others involving infringement of patents related to image compression prior to transmission. Ms. Moore briefed and argued terms at Markman, and took expert witnesses at the jury trial on liability and the subsequent bench trial on inequitable conduct. Summit 6 obtained favorable settlements from all parties except Samsung before trial. A jury awarded $15 million to Summit 6 in its verdict against Samsung, which was recently affirmed at the Federal Circuit.
- Insurance Recovery: Ms. Moore represents a number of policyholders in complex insurance coverage litigation. These cases span a wide variety of issues from alleged HIPAA violations to foreign tax issues, among other things.
Professional & Community Activities
- Associate member, The Honorable Barbara M. G. Lynn Inn of Court
- Registered Patent Agent
- Phi Delta Phi
Awards & Recognition
- Recognized in the Benchmark Litigation "Under 40 Hot List," which honors the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished legal partners of the age of forty or younger. (2016)
- Named a Texas "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers (2015-2017).
- March 8, 2017
- October 25, 2016
- August 23, 2016
- March 23, 2016
- McKool Smith Associate Ashley Moore Gives Interview about Women in Law on Bethany Williams’ WIT Network ShowJune 5, 2015
- March 6, 2015
- "Wyeth, Cordis Stent Patents Are Invalid, Judge Says" McKool Smith client Medtronic wins summary judgment in patent defense caseJanuary 20, 2012
- January 1, 2016
- September 23, 2015
- June 27, 2013
- April 5, 2013