Munck Wilson Mandala lawyers are frequently interviewed by the news media on a wide range of legal issues. We are quoted in local and national print media, and appear on radio and television news broadcasts, sharing our insight on breaking news and important legal developments. The latest news items featuring our attorneys can be found here.

Please direct all media inquiries to Marketing at marketing@munckwilson.com

 

in the news

Title Date

New Northern California local patent rules add damages disclosure requirement. 

February 6, 2017

MWM Intellectual Property attorney Michael Rodriguez shares his views on how to approach business projects.

November 10, 2016

En banc 9th Circuit further unbalances circuit split on attorneys’ fees for exceptional case under the Lanham Act. 

October 27, 2016

MWM Labor & Employment attorney Audrey Mross breaks down what employers need to do to insure their employees are able to get out and go vote.

October 26, 2016

Munck Wilson Mandala LLP is set to open an Austin office Oct. 1 near Capital of Texas Highway and MoPac Expressway with a unique structure that executives hope attract innovative technology companies and startups.

September 27, 2016

Munck Wilson Mandala will open an office in Austin on Oct. 1 with three partners, including new office head Michael Rodriguez, who has moved to Austin from the firm's Dallas headquarters.

September 26, 2016

Two Gulf Coast staffing firms are paying over $500,000 in fines to settle federal lawsuits after the alleged improper classification of workers in order to reduce overtime costs.

September 20, 2016

In finding that ASCAP, BMI does need not power of selective “partial” blanket licensing, DOJ also finds fractional licensing precluded.

August 11, 2016

William Munck weighs in on whether or not the Patent Trademark and Appeal Board is a “death squad”

July 22, 2016

Tens of thousands of patents saved thanks to a new USPTO statutory interpretation.

June 22, 2016

Commentary on first lawsuits under the new DTSA highlights a need for expertise in the n-dimensional chess environment of trade secret law. 

May 23, 2016

Recent Federal Circuit decision, new examination guidelines provide hope for relief from Alice

May 16, 2016

PTAB more than doubles number of opinions designated as “precedential.”

May 16, 2016

New ground broken by the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) - tying remedies to whistleblower immunity notice - is likely to attract state attention, serving as a model for future state law revisions.  

May 12, 2016

Munck Wilson Mandala shares valuable insight into what the recently signed Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) means for business - and how companies can keep their IP portfolios protected.

May 10, 2016

Munck Wilson Litigation partner, Shain Khoshbin, and Corporate Counsel's David Weinberg breakdown when and how to use mock trials cost-effectively. 

May 5, 2016

Longview News-Journal quotes Michael C. Wilson regarding reasons why the Eastern District has seen a near 50 percent drop in new patent infringement claims so far in 2016. 

April 25, 2016

Prince's recent passing leaves behind a legacy beyond music, movies and pop culture - important copyright law decisions and a serious discussion of artists' rights also form part of that legacy. 

April 25, 2016

Michael McCabe is quoted in Texas Lawbook sharing insight into a complicated patent matter that has spread to create a threefold jurisdictional struggle. 

April 11, 2016

Third-party litigation funding clears champerty and maintenance hurdles in Delaware court.

March 22, 2016

Federal Circuit’s JBLU decision highlights tension between trademark law and country-of-origin regulations.  

March 10, 2016

Michael A. McCabe talks with The Texas Lawbook regarding the Supreme Court of Texas to decide 'Fair Report Privilege' in closely watched libel case.

March 7, 2016

Amanda Greenspon, trademark attorney at Munck Wilson, talks trademark law with The Houston Chronicle after convention bureau sues local comic convention over 'Space City' trademark. 

March 7, 2016

Munck Wilson trademark attorney, Amanda Greenspon, explains why it pays to know the rules when fashion meets IP in her latest commentary for Impressions  magazine.

March 7, 2016

Supreme Court oral arguments in Halo/Stryker signals a shift in the standard for enhanced damages for willful patent infringement.  

March 4, 2016

Administration forwards two WIPO copyright treaties to U.S. Senate for ratification.  

February 19, 2016

Recently deceased Justice Antonin Scalia had meaningful, if rather undramatic, impact on intellectual property law.  

February 17, 2016

New applications for vacuum tubes, where everything that's old is new again, pose challenges to protecting innovation.  

February 12, 2016

Bill to create Federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation, the “Defend Trade Secrets Act,” amended in Senate committee.  

February 8, 2016

William A. Munck and Daniel E. Venglarik explain why NFL trademark and copyright enforcement peaks for the "Big Game."

February 4, 2016

William A. Munck talks NFL trademark enforcement with The Dallas Morning News reminding retailers to avoid costly "Big Game" ad blunders. 

February 4, 2016

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joins New York and Nevada in reviewing legality of daily fantasy sports leagues that take a “rake.” 

January 22, 2016

USPTO’s Dallas Regional Office kicks off monthly informational sessions with presentation about the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  

January 11, 2016

Munck Wilson trademark attorney, Amanda Greenspon, quoted in Houston Chronicle sharing insight on illegal movie downloads and recent copyright infringement lawsuits. 

December 30, 2015

Recent decision sharply highlights the manner in which expectations regarding patent litigation costs and timelines have shifted by the mere availability of new administrative trials for patent validity at the USPTO. 

December 23, 2015

Munck Wilson attorneys, Jamil N. Alibhai and Michael A. McCabe, score victory for client, One Technologies, in an appellate victory that lets stand an earlier take-nothing defense verdict related to One Technologies v. Profinity.

December 18, 2015

FOX 4 KDFW talks with Munck Wilson IP attorney, Matt Anderson, about internet privacy issues.

December 18, 2015

Federal Circuit judges express concern regarding sweeping changes to subject matter eligibility in recent Supreme Court patent decisions.

December 17, 2015

USPTO Dallas Regional Office taps local patent attorney for Regional Director, showcases benefits to area inventors and enterprises. 

December 10, 2015

Federal Circuit’s third reversal of PTAB patent validity determination is also based on legal error. 

December 3, 2015

Aggies forced to sue Indianapolis Colts over repeated unauthorized use of famous, century-old  “12th Man” trademark. 

November 30, 2015

Mark Senter catches up with Fox 4 News to evaluate the $15M demand letters Ahmed Mohamed’s family sent to Irving, Irving ISD.

November 24, 2015

An International Trade Commission exclusion order issued last year regarding to infringement by “importation” (transmission into the US) of digital data has been reversed and remanded by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as assuming authority outside the ITC’s jurisdiction.

November 19, 2015

Munck Wilson partner, Randy Ray, leads Tyler Technologies through $670M purchase of New World Systems

November 18, 2015

Munck Wilson partner, Mark Senter, talks with FOX 4 News about the latest "betting battles" with fantasy sport game sites in New York.

November 13, 2015

A trademark applicant who challenged the Trademark Office’s refusal to register its mark in district court now seeks U.S. Supreme Court review of the novel attorneys’ fees award to the USPTO for defense of that refusal.

November 10, 2015

Munck Wilson partner, Daniel E. Venglarik, talks with Texas Lawbook about the benefits patent law firms hope to gain from the opening of Dallas' new USPTO office.

November 9, 2015

William A. Munck shares insight with Dallas Business Journal about Dallas' USPTO office opening and it's a "screaming big deal!"

November 6, 2015

Amazon protects brand by suing for breach of contract, not trademark infringement. 

November 6, 2015

Jamil N. Alibhai shares his best trial tips with The National Law Journal upon recognition as a "Winning Litigator."

November 2, 2015

Daniel E. Venglarik sheds light on District Court finding motion to dismiss under Alice premature absent consideration of “every possible plausible construction” of claims.

October 28, 2015

Daniel E. Venglarik shares insight on District Court admittance that the Alice test for excluding abstract ideas from patentable subject matter involves “a difficult exercise.” 

October 22, 2015

Munck Wilson Mandala client Phil Romano opens yet another ingenious restaurant

July 8, 2014

Audrey Mross is quoted in Law360 article: "Lawyers Weigh In On Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Ruling"
 

June 30, 2014

William A. Munck featured in The Texas Lawbook article: "SCOTUS says abstract ideas not patentable, even with computer help"
 

June 19, 2014

William A. Munck featured in Law360 article: "Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Software Patent Ruling"

June 19, 2014

Munck Wilson Mandala congratulates the 2014 Winners of the DBJ's  North Texas Women in Technology Awards

May 14, 2014

Minority Corporate Counsel Association recognizes Michael G. Rodriguez as a lawyer of color to make Partner in 2013

May 6, 2014

Michael A. McCabe quoted in Houston Business Journal article: "Nervous about Mayor Parker's equal rights proposal? Relax, lawyers say"

April 29, 2014

Munck Wilson Mandala congratulates the honorees of DBJ's 2014  "40 Under 40"

April 9, 2014

Jamil N. Alibhai is recognized by the Publisher of Super Lawyers, Cindy Larson 

March 25, 2014

Munck Wilson Mandala congratulates clients and friends of the firm listed in "2014 Healthiest Employers in North Texas"

February 19, 2014

Jamil N. Alibhai quoted in Dallas Business Journal article: "T-Mobile to AT&T's Aio Wireless: Give me back my magenta!"

February 11, 2014

Randall G. Ray interview on CBS 11 segment: "New Federal Government Policy Impacts Gay Couples"

February 10, 2014

Matthew S. Anderson quoted in Dallas Business Journal article: "Tech attorney: Net neutrality ruling opens doors for broadband providers"

January 21, 2014

Munck Wilson Mandala congratulates clients and friends in the class of 2014 Minority Business Leaders Honorees

December 29, 2013

Munck Wilson Mandala congratulates clients and friends of the firm recognized as '2013 Corporate Counsel Award Finalists'

October 9, 2013

Munck Wilson Mandala congratulates clients and friends of the firm nominated for 'CFO of the Year'

September 19, 2013

Randall G. Ray quoted in Dallas Business Journal article: “Neiman Marcus may be 'testing the water' with IPO filing”

June 24, 2013

Jamil N. Alibhai featured in Law360

June 21, 2013

William A. Munck featured in IP Law360

June 7, 2013

Michael A. McCabe featured in Employment Law360

June 7, 2013

Michael C. Wilson, Jamil N. Alibhai and Daniel E. Venglarik featured in Law360 news article: "Galderma Settles Pimple Drug Patent Suit with Par"

May 17, 2013

William A. Munck quoted in Waco Tribune news article: “RG3 vs. RG3 trademark battle has easy solution”

May 12, 2013

Audrey E. Mross published in Today's General Counsel article: "Rewriting Employee Handbook Policies on Social Media"

May 1, 2013

Munck Wilson Mandala featured in Texas Laywer article: “Who’s hiring lawyers? Texas Law Firms Growing, Shrinking”

April 29, 2013

William A. Munck quoted in Upstart Business Journal's article: "Will the Real RG3 Stand Up?"

April 26, 2013

William A. Munck quoted in Park Cities People article: "Lacrosse Programs Caught Up in Court"

April 19, 2013

Randall G. Ray quoted in Dallas Morning News article: “American Merger approved”

March 27, 2013

Mark S. Senter quoted in Dallas Morning News article: “Owner of 1959 Masters green jacket intervenes in lawsuit pitting Augusta National against Heritage Auctions”

February 28, 2013

William A. Munck quoted in Dallas Morning news article, “Patent Lawsuits Skyrocket in Texas”

February 13, 2013

Michael A. McCabe featured in Law360 news article: “Texas to Take up Employer Access to Social Media Passwords”

January 4, 2013

Amanda K. Greenspon quoted in Stars and Stripes article:  "VA trademarks "GI Bill" in effort to crack down on misuse"

December 3, 2012

Amanda K. Greenspon quoted in Dallas Business Journal article:  "Hostess’ intellectual property portfolio worth $134.5M"

November 30, 2012

Randall G. Ray quoted in Dallas Business Journal article:  "New firm Trive Capital seeks $250 million fund"

October 19, 2012

Matthew S. Anderson quoted in Corporate Counsel article:  "Pondering Patents: USPTO Issues Final Rules"

August 31, 2012

Mark S. Senter quoted in Washtington Post article:  "Ethics in the age of acceleration"

July 13, 2012

William A. Munck quoted in Dallas Business Journal article:  "Dallas-Fort Worth will get 1 of 3 satellite patent offices, according to report "

July 1, 2012

Randall G. Ray interviewed by CBS 11 News concerning American Airlines Unions Back US Airways Takeover Bid

April 19, 2012

William A. Munck quoted in Law 360 article:  "Corporate Counsel Name Killer IP Lawyers"

February 1, 2012

Audrey E. Mross quoted in Industry Market Trends article: "Employment Discrimination Cases Reach Record Levels"

July 19, 2011

Mark W. Moran referenced in FireEngineering.com article:  "SimplexGrinell LP Faces Texas Lawsuit"

June 16, 2011

Audrey E. Mross featured in Something Different Blog: "Hiring Through Alumni Networks"

April 26, 2011

Munck Carter referenced in Law360 article: "Judge Rules Generic Drug Infringes Dermalogix Patent"

March 29, 2011

William A. Munck quoted in Dallas Morning News article:  "For first-time inventors, getting a patent is critical but daunting"

March 12, 2011

Munck noted in Dallas Business Journal Blog:  "Lawyers playing video games for a living?"

January 26, 2011

Audrey E. Mross quoted in Dallas Business Journal article:  "Employee discrimination suites jump 7.1%"

January 11, 2011

Munck Named Among the Top 30 National Law Firms For the Gaming Industry by Interactive Age

January 10, 2011

Michael Rodriquez interviewed by KDFW FOX 4 News concerning his pending deployment to Afghanistan

December 27, 2010

Audrey E. Mross quoted in Dallas Business Journal article:  "Employers beware hiring on credit scores"

December 22, 2010

Lawrence B. Mandala referenced in AmLaw Daily article:  "Farmville with friends: Zynga acquires Newtoy in social-mobile gaming deal"

December 9, 2010

Audrey E. Mross interviewed by KXAS-TV NBC 5 concerning government incentives to boost hiring of the unemployed

November 25, 2010

Daniel E. Venglarik quoted in MacNewsWorld article:  "Apple Takes a Swipe at Motorola With Touchscreen Patent Suit"

November 1, 2010

William A. Munck featured in Dallas Business Journal Q&A: "Protecting your intellectual property"

October 22, 2010

Michael C. Wilson, Jamil N. Alibhai and Daniel E. Venglarik noted in Law 360 article: "Perrigo sued over ANDA for Psoriasis Shampoo"

August 18, 2010

Audrey E. Mross quoted in National Law Journal article: "More men filing sexual discrimination lawsuits"

August 2, 2010

Daniel E. Venglarik quoted in E-Commerce Times article: “eBay Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets in $3.8B Patent Suit”

July 14, 2010

Jamil N. Alibhai quoted in Law 360 article: “Patent Suit Plaintiffs Lose Ground At Fed. Circ.”

July 13, 2010

Audrey E. Mross quoted in Dallas Business Journal article: "Supreme Court backs arbitration in Rent-A-Car ruling"

July 8, 2010

Michael A. McCabe interviewed by KTVT CBS 11 News concerning defamation claims and freedom of speech.

June 8, 2010

Munck Carter featured in Dallas Business Journal article:  "Munck Carter adds space for future growth"

June 4, 2010

William A. Munck quoted in Dallas Morning News article:  "Studios ramp up privacy lawsuits"

May 30, 2010

William A. Munck recognized as one of the Top North Texas Business Defense Lawyers for 2010

May 14, 2010

Audrey E. Mross quoted in Dallas Business Journal article:  "Employee smartphone use liabilities"

March 25, 2010

Audrey E. Mross interviewed by KTVT CBS 11 News concerning workplace violence

March 18, 2010

William A. Munck quoted in Dallas Business Journal article:  “Alcatel-Lucent sues eight national retailers”

October 16, 2009

Audrey E. Mross quoted in NJ.com article:  "Don't let bad credit cost you that job"

October 5, 2009

Audrey E. Mross quoted in HR Compliance Law Bulletin article:  “Employer or babysitter? School closures prompt kids-at-work policies”

September 30, 2009

Audrey E. Mross quoted in Dallas Morning News article: "Employers increasingly use applicants' credit histories in determining job future"

September 21, 2009

Lawrence B. Mandala quoted in Dallas Business Journal article:  "Navigating a labyrinth of rules"

August 21, 2009

Audrey E. Mross quoted in the Wall Street Journal article:  "Lawsuits question after-hours demands of Email and Cellphones"

August 10, 2009

Jamil N. Alibhai quoted in Dallas Business Journal article:  "VarTech founders seek end to suit"

August 7, 2009

Jamil N. Alibhai named as one of the Top Business-Defense Lawyers in the DFW Metroplex

May 22, 2009

Audrey E. Mross quoted in Dallas Morning News article: “Dallas-Fort Worth area employers step up efforts against swine flu”

May 4, 2009

Jamil N. Alibhai quoted in Dallas Business Journal article: “ETC wins against rival in patent-licensing case”

May 1, 2009

William A. Munck comments included in Dallas Business Journal article: "Senate bill would make changing patent suit venues easier"

April 24, 2009

Daniel E. Venglarik quoted in e-Commerce Times article: “TomTom Slings a Shot at Microsoft”

March 20, 2009

Audrey E. Mross quoted in Dallas Morning News on Bass Pro Shops employment dispute with Garland Boy Scout troop

February 3, 2009

William A. Munck quoted in MacNewsWorld.com article: “Will Apple’s iPhone Patent Pre-empt the Pre?”

January 27, 2009

William A. Munck quoted in Dallas Business Journal article: “RIM and Kodak tussle over patents”

December 5, 2008

Michael A. McCabe quoted in The Hartford Courant on recent amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act

December 1, 2008

Lawrence B. Mandala quoted in Dallas Business Journal on dismissal of Lone Star Funds securities fraud suit against Barclays Bank

November 7, 2008

Michael A. McCabe quoted in Dallas Business Journal on overtime class-actions

October 24, 2008

Daniel E. Venglarik quoted in IP Law 360 on eBay rule draws ‘public good’ into copyright world

October 3, 2008

William A. Munck quoted in E-Commerce Times article: “Blogger faces hard time for posting Guns N’ Roses music”

August 28, 2008

Audrey E. Mross interviewed by KTVT CBS 11 News concerning new smoking policy adopted by Carter BloodCare

August 4, 2008

Audrey E. Mross quoted in HR Magazine article: “Out of the Breach: Reduce the risk of litigation and build confidence in data handling by becoming a privacy champion”

August 1, 2008

Audrey E. Mross quoted in Dallas Business Journal article:  “Swapping the carrot for a Stick:  If incentives fail to entice workers to improve their health, some employers penalize those who don’t comply”

May 30, 2008

Lawrence B. Mandala quoted in National Law Journal on Corporate “Say on Pay” Developments

May 23, 2008

Munck Wilson Mandala lawyers are frequently interviewed by the news media on a wide range of legal issues. We are quoted in local and national print media, and appear on radio and television news broadcasts, sharing our insight on breaking news and important legal developments. The latest news items featuring our attorneys can be found here.

Please direct all media inquiries to Marketing at marketing@munckwilson.com

While we would like to hear from you, please understand that merely contacting Munck Wilson Mandala does not create an attorney-client relationship with us or impose any obligation on us. Please do not send us any confidential or sensitive information unless and until you have first talked to one of our attorneys and we have entered into a written engagement letter that establishes an attorney-client relationship with us. When you execute an engagement letter from Munck Wilson Mandala, you will be our client, and then we may exchange information freely.

By clicking “OK” below, you agree that we may review any information you transmit to us. You also agree that, even if the information you send us is highly confidential and is transmitted in a good faith effort to retain us, our review of your information does not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could be used against you.