Munck Wilson Mandala partners William Munck, Greg Howison, and David Doyle are listed in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2020 edition of IP Stars as recognized practitioners. An IP Star is an experienced senior IP practitioner in private practice, typically a partner, who has been recommended by peers and/or clients or someone that is integral to the success of their firm.

IP STARS is the leading specialist guide to IP law firms and practitioners worldwide. The research for IP STARS covers a variety of IP practice areas and more than 70 jurisdictions, making it the most comprehensive and widely respected guide in the IP profession. This is the second year that Munck and Howison have been listed as IP Stars and the inaugural year for Doyle.

Munck is the managing partner of MWM and chairs the firms highly regarded intellectual property practice. He has led MWM since the late 90s and built the firm from a small boutique to a full-service firm with 75 attorneys and offices in Dallas, Austin, and Los Angeles. Munck is considered one of the leading IP authorities in North Texas. In addition to representing global clients in high-tech and defense, Munck and his team represent startups, small-cap, and privately held companies in all areas of technology and business.

Howison has more than 35 years’ experience in intellectual property law. He specializes in the software, telecommunications, and semiconductor industries as well as E-commerce. Considered one of North Texas’s most experienced IP veterans, Howison is the founding partner of Howison & Arnott LLP. He established the firm in 1999 with a primary focus on intellectual property. In 2017, Howison and his team joined MWM, combining two strong IP teams under one firm. Howison has prepared over 1,000 patents in his legal career and concentrates his practice in the software, telecommunications, semiconductor, and E-commerce industries.

Doyle has more than 20 years of experience counseling companies in the identification and protection of their intellectual property assets. Doyle’s experience in the preparation and prosecution of patents in high technology includes semiconductor devices and device fabrication, hardware and software development for computer and other data processing systems, process control systems, military and defense systems, and landline and wireless telecommunications systems. In 2018, Doyle helped MWM client Raytheon obtain the 10 millionth patent issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Ranked the largest patent law firm in North Texas, Munck Wilson Mandala is known as an “IP Powerhouse” among clients and in the legal community. The firm has an impressive team of IP lawyers, paralegals, and support staff, including 40+ registered patent attorneys and 20+ litigators.

Munck Wilson Mandala is a technology-focused law firm with offices in Dallas, Austin and Marshall, Texas, and Los Angeles, California. The firm offers full-service counsel in the areas of intellectual property litigation, complex commercial litigation, intellectual property portfolio development, corporate transactions and securities, and employment law. Munck Wilson Mandala represents clients from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. Learn more about the firm at