Munck Wilson Mandala

Michael C. Wilson

Co-Chair Patent Litigation
(972) 628-3657

Recognized Leader in Complex Litigation

Clients rely on Mike to handle their most important cases as either plaintiff or defendant.

Award-winning Trial Lawyer

Mike is repeatedly honored as a leading national trial lawyer, top litigator, and Best Lawyer in America.

Eight Figure Jury Verdicts

Mike achieves hall of fame jury verdicts for clients in disputes involving technology, trade secrets, and insurance matters.

Michael (Mike) Wilson is a trial lawyer with a high success rate for handling complex and technical cases.  He is repeatedly named a Texas Super Lawyer and a Best Lawyer in America in commercial litigation. In the past decade, Mike has been trial counsel in three jury trials resulting in substantial 8-figure jury verdicts. In 2021, Mike was trial counsel for a technology company in a case involving breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation claims. The jury returned a verdict of $86 million. 

Mike represents inventors, technology companies, and other businesses in disputes involving patent infringement, trade secret claims, and other business torts in numerous state and federal courts, including Texas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Mike handles cases regarding a wide range of technologies and technical issues, including pharmaceuticals (Hatch Waxman litigation), consumer electronics, wireless communication devices/systems, semiconductors, software, commercial construction and design, manufacturing equipment and systems, and power and electrical distribution systems.

In addition to commercial and IP litigation, Mike has more than 30 years of experience litigating and trying insurance matters, product liability cases, construction defect disputes, and business torts. He has been a fixture in the insurance subrogation community for 25 years and has successfully handled large property damage and construction cases throughout the country, helping his clients recover over $100 million in subrogation recoveries.


Representative Matters

  • Trial counsel for the plaintiff in ams sensors USA Inc. v. Renesas Electronics America Inc., a case involving breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation claims. The jury returned a verdict for $86 million; 
  • Lead trial counsel in iLife Technologies Inc. v. Nintendo of America Inc.; secured a $10.1 million patent infringement verdict in a case involving motion detection technology for Wii gaming systems;
  • Defended patent and trade secret case in which plaintiff sought over $100 million;
  • Trial counsel for the plaintiff in Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. v. Intersil Corporation, a case involving a breach of contract, patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and tortious interference. Secured judgment for $77 million, one of the largest intellectual property verdicts in the United States in 2015;
  • Represented domestic and international pharmaceutical companies in over a dozen patent infringement cases against generic drug manufacturers concerning branded drugs with annual sales exceeding $100 million;
  • Represented major airline defending a software patent dispute resulting in dismissal of all claims against client without any payment;
  • Represented corporate defendants in a case alleging theft of trade secrets relating to manufacturing of activated carbon and seeking over $100 million in damages;
  • Represented patent owner in inter partes review of motion detection patent resulting in confirmation of patentability on all challenged claims;
  • Represented a developer and insurer in construction defect dispute involving construction errors in development of retirement communities in New England causing millions of dollars in damages;
  • Represented a national marketing company in a defamation and trademark infringement matter against Paramount Pictures, including two successful appeals to the Texas Supreme Court;
  • Represented property owner and insurer in dispute involving millions of dollars in property damage to a high-rise condominium development in Houston, Texas;
  • Represented a corporate policyholder in an insurance coverage dispute regarding insurers’ refusal to defend a series of lawsuits alleging trademark and trade dress infringement;
  • Represented a patent owner in cases involving accelerometer-based motion detection technology in related cases in Texas, California, and Pennsylvania;
  • Represented property owner and insurers in a construction defect case involving a roof system failure at a commercial facility causing over $30 million in damages.


University of Texas School of Law, 1991
Juris Doctorate
with Honors
University of Texas, 1988
B.B.A. Finance

Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association

American Trial Lawyers Association

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America, Woodward White, Inc.

Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
2009 – 2022

IAM Patent 1000 Recommended Professionals
2020 – 2022

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1991

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Protecting Proprietary Information in a Digital World IPWatchdog LIVE 2022, September 2022.

Litigating Patents in Texas IPWatchdog LIVE 2021, September 2021.

High Tech Patent Litigation Trends and The Return of Competitor Lawsuits IPWatchdog Virtual CON2020, October 2020.

Focus Areas

Antitrust & Competition


Commercial Litigation

Large Loss Property Subrogation

Patent Litigation

Trade Secret Litigation