Munck Wilson Mandala

William Munck

Managing Partner
Intellectual Property
Dallas, Miami
(972) 628-3630

Trusted Leader

Bill is managing partner and chair of the IP group at Munck Wilson.

Award-winning, internationally recognized IP Lawyer

Bill is honored annually as a leading IP lawyer, an inspiring law firm leader, and an authority on patent law.

Go-to Pro for Litigation, Preparation and Prosecution of Patents

Bill has 30+ years of IP law experience, and his firm achieves hall-of-fame jury verdicts for clients.

William (Bill) Munck is the managing partner of Munck Wilson Mandala.  He is a member of the executive committee and chairs the firm’s intellectual property group. Bill brings 30+ years of experience counseling clients regarding the development of offensive and defensive intellectual property portfolios. His technical expertise is in the hardware, software, firmware, gaming, wired/wireless communication, energy, defense, and medical device/healthcare fields.

Bill is known as an attorney who will never give up the fight for his clients. He has been listed among the prestigious Dallas 500 consecutively since 2020 and he is frequently honored and recognized for his leadership and IP knowledge nationally and globally. Bill is highly ranked by IP Stars, IAM Patent 1000, and Chambers and Partners USA in IP law. Clients refer to him as “the go-to guy for patent litigation, prep, and prosecution,” adding: “You can get hold of him 24/7, particularly in a crisis,” and: “He understands the business use of the patent.”

Bill has been selected by his peers annually as a Texas Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer in America, and he is a Distinguished Alumni at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

Representative Matters

  • Representing an electrical vehicle startup in a trade secrets dispute with former executives who left the company and started their own company;
  • Advanced optoelectronic company in a patent infringement and trade secret action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas;
  • Telecommunications developer in negotiation with an international telecommunications equipment provider of jointly developed and jointly owned intellectual property rights;
  • Numerous technology clients in preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications, and related intellectual property matters;
  • Vending company in assertion of patent infringement claim in the Eastern District of Texas, and defended reexamination proceeding with the United States Patent and Trademark Office;
  • Vending company in five patent infringement actions relating to vending machines in West Virginia district court and on appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, secured stay pending final outcome of reexamination proceeding, and developed and asserted patent infringement counterclaims;
  • International pharmaceutical company in two patent infringement cases against a generic manufacturer in the Northern District of Texas.


Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, 1992
Juris Doctorate
Highest Honors and List Distinction
Law Journal: Hofstra Labor Law Journal, Member, 1991 – 1992
Hofstra University, 1989
M.S. Computer Science and System Architecture
with Honors
Hofstra University, 1987
B.S. Computer Science
Electrical Engineering and Mathematics

Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

State Bar of Texas
Intellectual Property Law Section

Dallas Bar Association
Intellectual Property Law Section

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Honors & Awards

Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America

Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America

The Dallas 500 – The Most Powerful Business
Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth by D CEO Magazine

Best Lawyers in America, Woodward White, Inc.

Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters

Top Attorneys for Patent Prosecution, Patexia

Diversity & Inclusion Champion, Texas Legal Awards, Texas Lawyer

IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, Patent Star

Chambers and Partners USA Guide: America’s Leading Business Lawyers (Intellectual Property)

IAM Patent 1000 Global Leader
2021 – 2023

IAM Patent 1000 Recommended Professional

Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine
2019, 2021

Distinguished Alumni, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1993

New York, 1994

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Focus Areas

IP Audits and Legal Opinions

Patents & Innovation

Private Equity

Technology Transactions

Trade Secret Litigation