Patents & Innovations

  • Power to the Patent (Attorneys): With more than 30 registered patent attorneys, Munck Wilson Mandala boasts one of the strongest patent prosecution teams coast-to-coast. We prepare and prosecute utility and design patent applications across a full spectrum of technologies, including wired and wireless communications, medical device, software, hardware, and pharmaceuticals, to name a few.
  • Advanced Degrees for Advanced Protection: Our highly regarded IP legal team has wide-ranging technical backgrounds, with advanced degrees in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and molecular biology. Because we understand your technology, we are better equipped to understand your IP law challenges, work with your management and inventors, and help you protect valuable intellectual property.

At Munck Wilson Mandala, we represent clients around the world, protecting their ideas, inventions, and businesses. Our patents and innovations team – which is deeply integrated with the firm’s corporate, litigation and transactional practices – includes more than 50 registered patent attorneys, patent agents, scientific advisors, and foreign associates, most of whom possess advanced degrees in such areas as biology, chemistry, engineering, and other STEM-related fields.

With deep cross-industry experience, Munck Wilson Mandala attorneys have diverse and distinguished technical backgrounds. We are fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Japanese, German, Spanish, and other languages. We have several IP attorneys who have been working together for 20 years or longer. As a team, we have over a millennium of combined technical and engineering experience.

MWM’s patents and innovations team assists growing companies in achieving key milestones by securing, developing, and protecting their most valuable IP assets, while advising established companies responsible for advancing pioneering breakthroughs. Our innovative strategies help clients leverage their intellectual property, defend against claims of others, and establish a competitive edge in trending technologies.

We identify the areas in which IP protection is most critical to achieving the company’s business objectives, determine the most effective methods of protection, and identify strategies to avoid issues with third-party patents.

Our Services Include:

  • Patent portfolio management
  • Preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications
  • Interference and reexamination proceedings
  • Non-infringement and validity opinions
  • Freedom-to-operate and due diligence analyses
  • Licensing and regulatory submissions
  • Litigation enforcement and defense, including USPTO trial proceedings
  • IP due diligence for initial public offerings, transactions, asset purchase agreements, and venture financings
  • FDA-related submissions and strategies such as citizen petitions and Paragraph IV certification

Senior Patent Agent
Dallas


Senior Associate
Dallas


Principal Attorney
Dallas


Senior Counsel
Dallas


Principal Attorney
Dallas


Managing Partner, Los Angeles
Los Angeles


Senior Associate
Dallas


Senior Counsel
Dallas


Managing Partner, Austin
Austin


Partner
Los Angeles


Partner
Los Angeles


Principal Attorney
Austin


Senior Counsel
Dallas


Of Counsel
Dallas


Founding Partner
Dallas