Munck Wilson Mandala


David G. Henry

Lead Partner Waco
Patent Litigation
Dallas, Houston, Waco
(254) 744-4724

Flight v. Fight

As a privately-licensed pilot, David’s passion for aviation has helped him evolve into a competitive nationwide patent litigation lawyer.

Patent Litigation Pro(fessor)

David teaches patent and IP-related litigation courses at his alma mater, Baylor Law School, sponsoring several student organizations, and serving as the co-director for the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s IP Clinic Program at Baylor.

Growth Mindset In New Markets

As MWM continues to expand services coast-to-coast, David plays an integral role in helping the firm grow in new markets.

David G. Henry is the lead partner in the Waco office and a member of the intellectual property group. David uses his private pilot license to travel for his cases and projects throughout the U.S. His ability to pilot himself to and from a non-hub city allows him to reside in the Waco area and now spearhead the firm’s growth in a rapidly-demanding market. Since the arrival of Judge Albright to the Federal Bench, and the emergence of the Waco court as the largest patent litigation docket in the U.S., David is uniquely positioned to actively participate in the transition Waco has made from a nice place to live to the center of significant legal cases. David has litigated patent cases involving a wide range of technologies including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, computer hardware and software, telecommunication devices, and networks.

While David’s primary focus is on patent litigation, he routinely handles other complex IP and transactional matters. These include trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and antitrust cases. He also advises clients in corporate transactions and in the negotiation of intellectual property licensing and other technology-related agreements. David is a certified Mediator and uses his experience in litigation to assist in the ADR resolution of IP and other complex commercial disputes.

For more than two decades, David has served in a number of capacities with Baylor University, including (since 1994) that of Professor of Patent and Trademark Law and Litigation, Faculty Advisor to several undergraduate student organizations, and as a member of Baylor’s Judicial Board. David also teaches in the Entrepreneurship Program of Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.

 

Education

Baylor Law School, 1985
Juris Doctorate
Baylor University, 1982
BA, Biology
Alpha Epsilon Delta, Gamma Beta Phi

Associations & Memberships

Supreme Court of the State of Texas

State Bar of Texas

Federal Bar Association

Dallas Bar Association

Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America, Woodward White, Inc.
2020 – 2023

Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
2018

Bar Admissions

United States Patent & Trademark Office

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. District for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho

Chancery Court of Delaware

Canadian Patent Office

Certified Mediator

Waco IP Atty Calls Pilot License His ‘Secret Weapon.” Kass, Dani, Law360 (2022).

Quoted in “Search for new patent hub begins after court ends Waco’s hold on U.S. cases.” Brittain, B., Reuters (2022).

Quoted in “Judge’s order aims to end patent case boom in Waco’s federal court.” Kyle, M., WacoTribe.Com (2022)

Quoted in “Court order could diminish Waco judge’s hold on patent cases. Witherspoon, T. Kwtx.Com (2022).

Henry, D. & Lisch, D. (2019). The Newest Patent ‘Rocket-Docket’: Waco, Texas. IPWatchdog.Com | Patents & Patent Law.

Henry, D. G. (2021, January 20). Western District of Texas Gets an Upgrade: A Look at the New Waco Courtroom. IPWatchdog.Com | Patents & Patent Law.

Henry, D. G. What Inventors Must Do (And Must Not Do) To Fully Protect Their Inventions. PilotAtLaw.Com.

Henry, D. G. Trademarks and Service Marks: What Every Business Person Facing Competition Must Know. PilotAtLaw.Com.

Preparing Your Device Portfolio for Litigation: Limiting Liability and Managing and Reducing Costs
Medical Device Patents Conference-American Conference Institute, 2012

The Impact of Recent Patent Law Cases and Developments
Aspatore Press, 2012

 

Focus Areas

Appellate

Commercial Litigation

Patent Litigation

Trade Secret Litigation

Trademark & Copyright Litigation