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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 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 2003-2017, 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, 2002-2017; 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 Multiplicity: AIA Trial Complexities from Multiple Petitions, Parties, Patents, and Proceedings - USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017, Thursday, October 26, 2017
Beyond Just Shenanigans: Judicial Review of PTAB Institution Decisions - USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2018, Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment PTAB Launch: The Preliminary Proceeding – New Tactics, Evolving Estoppel Risks and Trial Institution - USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2018, Wednesday, May 16, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio PTAB Launch: The Preliminary Proceeding – New Tactics, Evolving Estoppel Risks and Trial Institution - PTAB Launch: The Preliminary Proceeding – New Tactics, Evolving Estoppel Risks and Trial Institution, Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts PTAB Launch: The Preliminary Proceeding – New Tactics, Evolving Estoppel Risks and Trial Institution - PTAB Launch: The Preliminary Proceeding – New Tactics, Evolving Estoppel Risks and Trial Institution, Wednesday, May 16, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg PTAB Launch: The Preliminary Proceeding – New Tactics, Evolving Estoppel Risks and Trial Institution - PTAB Launch: The Preliminary Proceeding – New Tactics, Evolving Estoppel Risks and Trial Institution, Wednesday, May 16, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2018, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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