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David L. McCombs

David L. McCombs

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Dallas, TX, USA


David McCombs
Haynes and Boone, LLP

David McCombs is primary counsel for many leading corporations in patent inter partes review, reexamination, and concurrent patent litigation in the federal courts and before the U.S. Patent Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  His practice spans 32 years and includes Federal Circuit appellate argument, patent litigation, licensing and technology transfer, patent portfolio development and drafting, and dispute resolution.

Mr. McCombs is the firm-wide chair of the technology practice of Haynes and Boone.  He has a Physics degree and represents clients in diverse technologies that include electronics, semiconductors, software, telecommunications, medical devices, and energy equipment. 

Mr. McCombs helps lawyers inside technology companies that face high-risk and often time-sensitive IP issues, both in the litigation and business context.  He works with them to develop and execute intellectual property best practices designed to both maximize value and manage exposure to patent risk, and avoid litigation.

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 2003-2015, 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, 2002-2015; a "Texas Super Lawyer," by Texas Monthly Magazine for 2003-2015; 2016 Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Patent” by Best Lawyers.

David L. McCombs is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Evolution of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board’s (PTAB) Patentability Trial Engine - USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2016, Monday, March 14, 2016
In-House Perspectives on Patent Office Trials: Lessons from 2015 - USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2016, Monday, March 14, 2016
In-House Perspectives on Patent Office Trials: Lessons from 2015 - Patent Law Institute (10th Annual), Thursday, April 14, 2016
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Patent Law Institute (10th Annual), New York, NY
Web Segment  Web Segment Inter Partes Review and Post-Grant Review – The Interplay of PTAB and District Court Litigation - 10th Annual Patent Law Institute, Monday, May 09, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Inter Partes Review and Post-Grant Review – The Interplay of PTAB and District Court Litigation - Inter Partes Review and Post-Grant Review – The Interplay of PTAB and District Court Litigation, Monday, May 09, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Inter Partes Review and Post-Grant Review – The Interplay of PTAB and District Court Litigation - Inter Partes Review and Post-Grant Review – The Interplay of PTAB and District Court Litigation, Monday, May 09, 2016
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 10th Annual Patent Law Institute, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, San Francisco, CA
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