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.

  • 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

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Munck Wilson Mandala Verdict Listed Among 2021 Top 20 Verdicts

TopVerdict reviews cases that were tried in either state or federal courts of Texas to determine the top 20 verdicts each year. The same verdict was also listed as a Top 100 Verdict of 2021 by The National Law Journal, which will publish its Top 100 Verdicts in the July publication. In early March 2022,

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MWM’s William A. Munck and Michael McCabe Listed among the 2022 Dallas 500; The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas 500 is a special edition of D CEO Magazine that celebrates dynamic and influential leaders in North Texas. Each year, the editors of D CEO base their selection on extensive contacts and recommendations in local business circles and hundreds of interviews.  Dallas 500 provides a personal, engaging look at the leaders who make the North

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19 Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Named Texas Super Lawyers

The 2021 list of Texas Super Lawyers will be published in the October issue of Texas Monthly. The annual Texas Super Lawyers list honors Texas’ top lawyers based on surveys of more than 57,000 active attorneys across the state. The final list is estimated to be only five percent of Texas’ licensed attorneys. Several MWM partners

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Texas Powerhouse: Munck Wilson

Initially founded in Dallas in 1997 with five technology-focused intellectual property attorneys, Munck Wilson has since expanded in firm size — with additional offices in Austin and Los Angeles and a contingent in Miami — and practice areas. As of May 1, the firm now boasts 61 Lone Star State attorneys plus 14 nationwide who

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MWM’s William Munck and Tasha Schwikert Make the 2021 Dallas 500 List

Dallas 500 is a special edition of D CEO Magazine that celebrates dynamic and influential leaders in North Texas. Each year, the editors of D CEO base their selection on extensive contacts in local business circles and hundreds of interviews.  Dallas 500 provides a personal, engaging look at the leaders who make the North Texas economy

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Munck Wilson Mandala Adds Securities Litigator In Austin

As published on Law360 on May 6, 2020. By Katie Pohlman Robert E. Linkin has joined Munck Wilson as a partner after more than 24 years of representing clients in business disputes, acting as lead counsel or class counsel and advising corporations on consumer protection, fiduciary, antitrust and fraud matters. He also represented a Japanese

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18 Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Named Texas Super Lawyers

The 2020 list of Texas Super Lawyers will be published in the October issue of Texas Monthly. The annual Texas Super Lawyers list honors Texas’ top lawyers based on surveys of more than 57,000 active attorneys across the state. The final list is estimated to be only five percent of Texas’ licensed attorneys. Several MWM partners

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Munck Wilson Mandala Wins Litigation Department of the Year; William A. Munck Honored as a Diversity & Inclusion Champion and Tasha Schwikert Honored as a Lawyer On the Rise

Each year, Texas Lawyer honors those attorneys and judges who have made a remarkable difference in the Texas legal profession, whether in shaping the law, achieving outsized results for their clients, or assisting those in need of legal services.  The honorees have had extraordinary careers and are considered impact players in the Texas legal community. 

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Munck Wilson Mandala Named a 2020 Inc. Best Workplace; Only Full-Service Law Firm Recognized in the Nation

Collecting data from more than 3,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 395 finalists nationally for this year’s list.  Each nominated company took part in an employee survey on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future.  Inc. gathered, analyzed, and audited the data. The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the

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Munck Wilson Mandala’s Michael McCabe and Jenny Martinez Named Co-Chairs of Award-Winning Litigation Section; Martinez Elected to Executive Committee

McCabe will continue his position as Co-Chair of MWM’s Employment and Labor Law Section, leading MWM’s employment litigation practice.  Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law, McCabe is a skilled trial lawyer known for breaking down the facts in complicated cases and connecting with juries. McCabe represents high

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13 Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America©; 8 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

The MWM attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America© are managing partner William Munck, who has been recognized annually since 2011, chair of the litigation practice Jamil Alibhai, litigation partner Kelly Chen, IP partner Greg Howison, chair of the corporate law practice Larry Mandala, co-chair of the employment and labor practice Michael McCabe, chair of

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Munck Wilson Mandala Shortlisted for Several Honors in Upcoming Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2020

MWM is on the shortlist for Outstanding Firm for Furthering Diversity and Inclusion and Inclusive Firm of the Year.  MWM’s managing partner William A. Munck is shortlisted for Outstanding Contribution.  MWM partner Amanda Greenspon is shortlisted for Outstanding Ally Award and MWM associate Tasha Schwikert is shortlisted for Future Leader – Diversity and Inclusion. Munck

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Munck Wilson Mandala and Five Partners Honored in the 2020 IAM Patent 1000 Publication

Online and in its printed version, the IAM Patent 1000 is commonly regarded as one of the definitive ‘go-to’ resources for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise and leading expert witnesses in the US. IAM listings are the result of an exhaustive qualitative research process to identify outstanding firms and individuals across

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How to Choose a Patent Attorney

Drafting a patent requires understanding the technology to be protected. A patent for an invention within a technical field is safest in the hands of an attorney with educational and work experience within the same industry. A patent attorney who understands the complexities of your invention can write thorough patents that outline the precise details

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Munck Wilson Mandala Announces Zero Attorney Cuts – Reduced Compensation Implemented

“There is tremendous uncertainty in the economy right now, brought on by the ongoing pandemic,” said Munck.  “We are taking precautionary measures to better position the firm and to ensure our workforce and clients have what they need.” According to Munck, MWM’s executive committee and CFO, Ted Ainsworth, began modeling business outcomes three weeks ago

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Munck Wilson to Open Austin Office

  Brenda Sapino Jeffreys, Texas Lawyer September 26, 2016 The other partners are Michael Noe, who joined Munck Wilson from Able IP, and Jennifer Jasper, a one-time Munck Wilson associate who formerly was a partner in West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry. Noe and Jasper joined the firm on Sept. 6, but they are practicing from

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Munck Wilson Secures 10 Millionth Patent in USPTO History

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Natalie Posgate (June 19) – A group of Dallas lawyers from Munck Wilson Mandala made patent history Tuesday by securing a laser detection technology patent for Raytheon. It is the 10 millionth patent to be issued in the U.S. since George Washington issued the first in 1790 to Samuel

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Dallas Law Firm Registers the Nation’s 10 Millionth Patent at the USPTO

For some perspective, Raytheon’s patent comes 228 years after the country’s first patent was issued on July 31, 1790, to Samuel Hopkins for a process for making potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer. By John Council | June 21, 2018 at 03:19 PM When Dallas patent attorney David Doyle got a personal telephone call from the U.S. Patent and Trademark

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Litigation Department of the Year 2018: Munck Wilson Mandala

Finalist in the Midsize Firm Category In the mid-1990s, Bill Munck went on the hunt for the perfect place to set up a high-tech litigation firm. After visiting Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C., and New York, where most IP firms were concentrated at the time, he ended up rejecting both the East and West coasts and staked his

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Bill Munck – The Coach

(Sept. 25, 2018; Texas Lawbook) – Growing up on Long Island, Bill Munck dreamed of being a police officer just like his father. His dad had other ideas. “The old man told me that he would break both of my knees with a baseball bat if I tried to become a cop, and I believed him,” Munck

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The Art of Client Service Hasn’t Changed with the Times

(Texas Lawyer – January/February 2019) – People remember those that take the time to understand them, their business, their business’s legal needs, and formulate actionable suggestions about improving their professional lives. As a law firm leader, I have emphasized the value of good service as a fundamental characteristic of successful lawyers.  This “service” mindset is a

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Texas Lawyer Names William Munck a Texas Trailblazer

As a trailblazer, Munck was the first in his family to attend college and combined his computer science, electrical engineering, and mathematic skills with a law degree.  He was recruited heavily by Silicon Valley firms in the 90s but chose Texas to start his legal career.  Munck saw the potential that North Texas provided in

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18 Munck Wilson Mandala Partners Named Texas Super Lawyers

The 2019 list of Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) will be published in the October issue of Texas Monthly. The annual Texas Super Lawyers list honors Texas’ top lawyers based on surveys of more than 57,000 active attorneys across the state. The final list is estimated to be only five percent of Texas’ licensed attorneys. The following

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Eight Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers in America© list is compiled annually through peer-review surveys among tens of thousands of leading lawyers. If the votes for an attorney are ample for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay

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Munck Wilson Mandala’s William Munck and Greg Howison Listed as 2019 IP Stars

Munck is the managing partner of MWM, a member of the executive committee, and he chairs the firm’s intellectual property practice.  He has led MWM since the late 90s and grown the firm from six lawyers to 70 lawyers with three offices in Texas—Dallas, Austin, Marshall, and a Los Angeles office.  Munck received his J.D.

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Five Munck Wilson Mandala Partners Honored as Best Lawyers in Dallas

Munck is the managing partner of MWM, a member of the executive committee, and he chairs the firm’s intellectual property practice.  He has led MWM since the late 90s and grown the firm from six lawyers to 70 lawyers with three offices in Texas—Dallas, Austin, Marshall, and a Los Angeles office.  Munck received his J.D.

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16 Munck Wilson Mandala Partners Named Texas Super Lawyers

The 2018 list of Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) will be published in the October issue of Texas Monthly. The annual Texas Super Lawyers list honors Texas’ top lawyers based on surveys of more than 57,000 active attorneys across the state. The final list is estimated to be only five percent of Texas’ licensed attorneys. The following

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Six Munck Wilson Mandala Partners Named Best Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers in America© list is compiled annually through peer-review surveys among tens of thousands of leading lawyers. If the votes for an attorney are ample for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay

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Munck Wilson Mandala Brings S.H.E. Summit Bacardi to Dallas

S.H.E. Summit Bacardi in Dallas will feature S.H.E. Summit CEO and founder Claudia Chan, creator and co-founder of Orange Theory Fitness Ellen Latham, chief executive officer of the Dallas Mavericks Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall, nationally recognized journalist and Emmy Award winner Shelly Slater, regional president, North America Bacardi Pete Carr, and a long list of dynamic speakers

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Munck Wilson Mandala and William Munck Listed in the 2018 IAM Patent 1000 Publication

Law firm Munck Wilson Mandala and managing partner William A. Munck are listed in the 2018 IAM Patent 1000 directory.  Online and in its printed version, the IAM Patent 1000 is commonly regarded as one of the definitive ‘go-to’ resources for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise and leading expert witnesses in the US.

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Munck Wilson Mandala Client Receives Historic 10 Millionth Patent Issued by the USPTO

Jun 19, 2018, 4:18pm EDT DALLAS, June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Law firm Munck Wilson Mandala prepared and prosecuted the patent issued as U.S. Patent No. 10,000,000 today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  The MWM IP team worked with firm client Raytheon and principal engineering fellow Joseph Marron on the underlying patent application.  The USPTO has dedicated a

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16 Munck Wilson Mandala Partners Named Texas Super Lawyers

Dallas, TX, Sep. 5, 2017 —–  16 partners from law firm Munck Wilson Mandala have been selected as Texas Super Lawyers for 2017.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Produced and managed by Thomson Reuters, the selection

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William Munck Selected as a 2017 Distinguished Leader by Texas Lawyer

Munck Wilson Mandala is a leading technology-focused law firm, serving entrepreneurs and start-ups as well as Fortune 50 clients. Munck joined the firm as a partner in the late 90s and by 2001, he was the managing partner.  Through strong leadership and a team-oriented culture, Munck Wilson Mandala has become a highly regarded law firm

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Munck Wilson Mandala Ranks High in Chambers USA 2018 (Chambers & Partners Publishing)

Chambers USA is published annually by Chambers and Partners Publishing, a premier guide to the legal profession.  Inclusion in Chambers USA is based completely on the research and peer interviews conducted and cannot be initiated by a firm or attorney. As managing partner of Munck Wilson Mandala and the chair of the firm’s IP practice, Munck

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Six Munck Wilson Mandala Partners Named Best Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers in America list is compiled annually by conducting peer-review surveys among tens of thousands of leading lawyers. If the votes for an attorney are ample for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay

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Munck Wilson Mandala Ranks High in Chambers USA 2017 (Chambers & Partners Publishing)

Chambers USA is published by Chambers and Partners Publishing, a premier guide to the legal profession.  Each year, Chambers conducts in-depth research and interviews with clients and attorneys throughout the United States.  Inclusion in Chambers USA is based completely on the research and peer interviews conducted and cannot be initiated by a firm or attorney. As

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23 Munck Wilson Mandala Lawyers Named to 2024 Best Lawyers List

Munck Wilson Mandala is pleased to announce that 23 lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic

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18 Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Named Texas Super Lawyers 2023

Munck Wilson Mandala congratulates 18 attorneys who have been recognized as Texas Super Lawyers for 2023. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Produced and managed by Thomson Reuters, the selection process involves independent research,

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Munck Wilson Mandala Ranked Among 2024 Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

In Dallas, MWM ranked as a Best Law Firm® in commercial litigation, copyright law, corporate law, employment law/management, insurance law, labor law/management, litigation/construction, litigation/intellectual property, litigation/labor and employment, litigation/patent, mergers and acquisitions law, patent law, sports law, technology law, trademark law, and venture capital law. In Austin, MWM ranked as a Best Law Firm® in

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Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, JD, 1992

Highest Honors and List Distinction
Law Journal: Hofstra Labor Law Journal, Member, 1991 – 1992

Hofstra University, MS, 1989

Computer Science and System Architecture

Hofstra University, BS, 1987

Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
    Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association
    Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Registered U.S. Patent Attorney

  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America
    2023 – 2024
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America
    2023 – 2024
  • The Dallas 500 – The Most Powerful Business
    Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth by D CEO Magazine
    2020-2024
  • IAM Patent 1000 Global Leader
    2021 – 2023
  • IAM Patent 1000 Recommended Professional
    2020-2024
  • Best Lawyers in America
    2006-2024
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
    2003-2023
  • Top Attorneys for Patent Prosecution, Patexia
    2017-2023
  • IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, Patent Star
    2019-2023
  • Diversity & Inclusion Champion, Texas Legal Awards, Texas Lawyer
    2020
  • Chambers and Partners USA Guide: America’s Leading Business Lawyers (Intellectual Property)
    2004-2023
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine
    2019, 2021
  • Distinguished Alumni, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Texas, 1993

New York, 1994

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia