David McCombs is partner with Haynes and Boone in Dallas and chairs the firm's technology law practice. He graduated from University of Miami School of Law in 1984 and has an undergraduate degree in Physics from Denison University, where he graduated in 1981.
David's experience spans 28 years practicing intellectual property law, with emphasis on patent litigation and dispute resolution; patent drafting; administrative proceedings before the USPTO; appellate argument before the Federal Circuit, licensing and technology transfer; and intellectual property diligence and agreement drafting for a wide variety of corporate investments, mergers & acquisitions.
Prior to joining Haynes and Boone in 1989, he served as in-house patent counsel for a diversified technology company located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, with a long history of developing breakthrough chemical/material science, diagnostic, robotics, and motion management technologies.
In Chambers & Partners' America's Leading Lawyers for Business for 2003-2012, Mr. McCombs was named among Texas' leading intellectual property attorneys. Mr. McCombs has also been named as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas," by D Magazine, 2002-2012; a "Texas Super Lawyer," by Texas Monthly Magazine for 2003-2012; and one of "The Best Lawyers in America in Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law" by Best Lawyers, 2009.