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David L. McCombs

David L. McCombs

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Dallas, TX, USA

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 30 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 2003-2014, 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, 2002-2014; a "Texas Super Lawyer," by Texas Monthly Magazine for 2003-2014; and one of “The Best Lawyers in America in Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law” by Best Lawyers, 2009.
David L. McCombs is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Thinking Strategically About Inter Partes Review - USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2014, Thursday, March 27, 2014
In-House Perspectives on Patent Office Trials: Lessons from the First Two Years of IPRs and CBMs - USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2015, Thursday, March 26, 2015
Live Seminar  Live Seminar USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2015, Friday, April 17, 2015, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2015, Friday, April 17, 2015, San Francisco, CA
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