Munck Wilson Mandala

Mario J. Donato

Principal Attorney
Intellectual Property
(972) 628-3665

Mario J. Donato is a principal attorney in the firm’s technology/intellectual property law group.

Mario has a broad range of legal experience in intellectual property law, including domestic and international intellectual property procurement and enforcement, portfolio management, patent infringement and litigation (enforcement and defense), licensing, opinions, mergers and acquisitions involving intellectual property, as well as counseling in patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

Mario has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a wide variety of technologies, including memory devices and applications, computer architecture, semiconductors, software applications, control systems, and telecommunication systems and devices.

Prior to joining Munck Wilson Mandala, Mario was of counsel at an Austin-based IP boutique law firm.  His background also includes service as director of Intellectual Property & Licensing, U.S. & Asia, for STMicroelectronics, Inc.; patent attorney for Motorola Inc.; and intellectual property attorney for Caterpillar Inc.  Prior to his legal career, Mario worked for several years as an electrical engineer with Hughes Aircraft Company.


University of Toledo College of Law, 1992
Juris Doctorate
Stevens Institute of Technology, 1984
B.E. Electrical Engineering

Associations & Memberships

Florida State Bar

Illinois State Bar

District of Columbia Bar

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1993

District of Columbia, 1996

Illinois, 1997

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Focus Areas


IP Portfolio Management & Counseling

Patents & Innovations

Patent Litigation

Trade Secrets