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USA Guide 2022
Texas Intellectual Property
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2 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Winston & Strawn LLP

With more than 130 IP attorneys firmwide, Winston & Strawn’s Texas IP attorneys have obtained headline-grabbing results in several high-stakes cases. Our Texas offices include an active patent litigation and trade secret litigation practice, with in-house forensics experience, providing clients with the skills required to handle the technology challenges inherent in trade secret and other IP litigation.

We formed our Dallas office in 2017 with 25 prominent partners, who joined from nine different firms. The group brought substantial experience in disputes and transactional matters—including intellectual property. The firm’s expansion into Dallas, one of the nation’s fastest-growing financial and business centers, enhanced Winston’s ability to deliver outstanding service to clients with operations in this metropolitan area and beyond. Our Dallas service offerings complement our well-established and award-winning Houston IP platform and significantly bolster the firm’s Texas presence.

As the Western District of Texas has grown into the nation’s leading jurisdiction for patent filings, Winston’s patent attorneys developed a WacoWatch blog and podcast. In 2021, we opened a new Waco Worksite just steps from the Waco Courthouse. It is a significant addition to our existing Waco capabilities, allowing us to serve clients with an unparalleled depth of service and cost savings as they prepare for representations and trials in the District. 

Chambers Review

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Intellectual Property - Texas
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What the team is known for

Well-reputed Texas IP group that continues to consolidate its place in the market. Acts across an impressive range of IP concerns, including particular expertise in patent litigation. Also noted for its handling of trade secret issues and the IP aspects of transactions. Maintains its strong reputation in the energy market, while also acting for software, healthcare, telecom and financial services clients.

Work Highlights

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  • Winston & Strawn LLP represented Magnolia Pictures in a trademark misappropriation case and TTAB opposition against defendants Discovery Inc.

Notable Practitioners

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Tom Melsheimer
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Tom Melsheimer is recognized for his expertise as a patent litigator. He regularly represents clients in the financial services and telecommunications sectors, among others.

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Michael A. Bittner
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Michael Bittner is recognized in the market for his growing practice in IP litigation. He handles a wide range of matters, including trade secrets disputes and patent infringement cases.
"He is a brilliant legal and tactical mind, measured and thoughtful. He is super easy to deal with, delightful, responsive and always on his game."

Ranked Lawyers at
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Members

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Barry Shelton

Bradley Coburn

Brett Johnson

Dustin Edwards

Meritt Westcott

Natalie Arbaugh

Rex Mann

Rich McCarty

Sheryl Falk

Tom Walsh

Industries

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Consumer Goods

Fashion and Luxury

Financial Services & Banking

Oil & Gas

Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices

Retail

Semiconductors

Software

Technology

Telecommunications