Munck Wilson Mandala

Lewis W. Schiel, Jr.

Principal Attorney
Intellectual Property

Telecommunications Background

  • Lewis earned his bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering Technology and has extensive experience prosecuting telecommunications patents.
  • Prior to becoming an attorney, Lewis worked in the engineering consulting industry assisting in the design and commissioning of commercial building automation and security systems.

International Expertise

  • Lewis has experience directing the prosecution of pending patent applications and overseeing the maintenance of large international patent portfolios.

Lewis Schiel is an adept patent attorney with over a decade of experience in managing and protecting complex intellectual property portfolios domestically and internationally.

Lewis has worked extensively in the digital and telecommunications spaces managing several patent portfolios and prosecuting patent applications related to wireless, WiFi, UX/UI, mapping/navigation, VR/AR, and video compression technology.

Lewis is well-known for his thorough and in-depth due diligence, market research, preliminary infringement analyses, and evaluation of patent file histories and technical literature. In addition to his transactional practice, Lewis supports clients in patent litigation matters.

Representative Matters

  • Directed prosecution of pending patent applications, and oversaw maintenance of a large international telecommunications patent portfolio;
  • Drafted claims for and coordinated claim scope among multiple related telecommunications (largely 3GPP LTE) and video compression (largely HEVC H.265) patent applications filed domestically and internationally;
  • Reviewed patent assets for ongoing value based on various factors related to business goals;
  • Reviewed invalidity filings filed against various telecommunications patents.


SMU Dedman School of Law,
Juris Doctorate
Texas State University,
Texas A&M University,
Telecommunications Engineering Technology

Associations & Memberships

Dallas Bar Association

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2012

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Focus Areas

IP Audits and Legal Opinions

IP Portfolio Management & Counseling

Patents & Innovation

Patent Litigation


Telecomm and Mobile Devices