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Jacob L. LaCombe

Partner

Practice Areas

  • IP Audits and Legal Opinions
  • IP Due Diligence
  • IP Portfolio Management and Counseling
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Patents
  • Trade Secrets, Restrictive Covenants and Unfair Competition
  • Trademarks, Trade Dress and Domain Names

Contact

Jacob L. LaCombe
(972) 628-3693

Education

  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
    Fort Worth, Texas 2009
    Juris Doctor
  • University of Texas at Arlington
    Arlington, Texas 2005
    B.S. Electrical Engineering
    Honors: cum laude

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2009

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Honors and Awards

Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters
2017

Attorney Bio

Jacob (Jake) L. LaCombe is a partner in the technology/intellectual property law group.   Jake focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution, patent litigation, and intellectual property licensing.

Jake prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications in a variety of technical areas including electrical circuitry, semiconductor devices, telecommunication systems, software applications, computer architecture, building automation, control systems, medical devices, oilfield production and exploration equipment, and aircraft components.

In addition to his transactional practice, Jake also represents clients in patent litigation matters covering a variety of technical areas and he works with start-up companies, counseling them on the identification, protection, development, and monetization of their intellectual property.  Jake enjoys serving as a mentor for local technology incubators.

Jake graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.  He received his J.D. from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. Before joining Munck Wilson Mandala, Jake prepared and prosecuted patent applications at a boutique intellectual property law firm in Dallas.

Representative Experience

  • Represented numerous technology clients to successfully obtain domestic and international patent protection for inventions in various technical areas.
  • Performed due diligence research and review for sellers, purchasors, liscensors, and liceensees for various high-value intellectual property transactions.
  • Represented video creation company in assertion of patent infringement claims in the Northern District of Texas and defended reexamination proceeding with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Represented monitoring device company in successful assertion of patent infringement claim in the Northern District of Texas.
  • Counseled start-up media company on the growth and enforcement of their patent portfolio.

Presentations & Published Works

Perfecting Patent Portfolio management in the 21st century,
Inside Counsel Magazine, April 8, 2014

Professional Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association
Intellectual Property Section

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC),
Mentor

The Werx in McKinney
Mentor