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McKool Smith

Intellectual Property

3 ranked lawyersBand 3USA - NationwideUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Excellent patent litigation group recommended for complex and high-stakes cases in the life sciences and hi-tech sectors, and especially noted for its work on behalf of plaintiffs. Recognized for experience before federal and district courts, as well as before ITC and PTAB, and offers particular expertise on patent matters involving cellular and wireless technology.

Strengths

"McKool is a good trial firm of excellent plaintiffs' lawyers," remarks a market source.

Another interviewee says: "It is a very skilled trial team," describing them as "supremely talented."

Work highlights

Secured a patent infringement victory on behalf of PanOptis against Apple, with the client awarded $506 million in damages.

Notable practitioners

Douglas Cawley is a respected litigator with substantial experience in major IP trials. He has appeared before a wide range of venues, including the ITC and federal courts.
"He is a tremendous story teller who is able to present the best possible case at trial."

Mike McKool brings four decades of experience in the handling of complex IP disputes. He has an enviable client roster which spans leading companies in pharmaceuticals, tech and retail.
"He is incredibly determined, organized and is a fantastic advocate."

Samuel Baxter is a seasoned trial lawyer with an impressive track record in high-stakes IP patent disputes. He counts industry-leading tech companies among his clients.
"He is a legend in Texas courts; he's always in control of the situation and nothing gets by him in cross-examination." "Sam is a titan of the Bar."

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USA - Nationwide

Intellectual Property


Douglas Cawley
Band 2
Mike McKool
Band 2
Samuel Baxter
Band 1