Munck Wilson Mandala

Mario J. Donato

Principal Attorney
Intellectual Property
Dallas, Miami
(972) 628-3665

Mario J. Donato is a principal attorney in the intellectual property group. He has a broad range of legal experience in IP law, including domestic and international IP procurement and enforcement, portfolio management, patent infringement, and litigation (enforcement and defense), licensing, opinions, mergers and acquisitions involving IP, 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.

In his legal career, Mario worked as director of Intellectual Property & Licensing, U.S. & Asia, for STMicroelectronics, Inc., a patent attorney for Motorola Inc., and an IP 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