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 section 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 technology-focused legal issues.

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 technology/intellectual property law group. Bill brings 30 years of experience counseling clients regarding development of market-focused 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 well-renowned 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 honored in many other leadership roles in the legal community. Bill is highly ranked by Chambers and Partners USA in intellectual property law. Clients interviewed by Chambers refer to him as “the go-to guy for IP 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 a Best Lawyer in America in intellectual property.  In 2017, Bill was added to the list of Distinguished Alumni by his law school, 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;
  • Government contractor in a trademark and unfair competition dispute in Federal Court in Florida.

Education

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

Dallas-Fort Worth Patent and Trademark Association

Computer Law Association

Honors & Awards

Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America
2023

Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America
2022

The Dallas 500 – The Most Powerful Business
Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth by D CEO Magazine
2020-2023

Best Lawyers in America, Woodward White, Inc.
2006-2023

Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
2003-2022

Top Attorneys for Patent Prosecution, Patexia
2017-2021

Diversity & Inclusion Champion, Texas Legal Awards, Texas Lawyer
2020

IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, Patent Star
2019-2022

Chambers and Partners USA Guide: America’s Leading Business Lawyers (Intellectual Property)
2004-2022

IAM Patent 1000 Global Leader
2021 – 2023

IAM Patent 1000 Recommended Professional
2020-2022

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

Copyrights

IP Audits and Legal Opinions

IP Due Diligence

Inter Partes Reviews

Patents & Innovation

Private Equity

Securities

Technology Transactions

Trade Secrets

Trademark & Advertising