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McDermott Adds Intellectual Property Litigator in Dallas


McDermott Adds Intellectual Property Litigator in Dallas

McDermott Will & Emery
International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce the addition of David Tobin as a partner in the Firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Practice Group based in Dallas. David joins from Baker Botts where his practice focuses on high-stakes patent litigation in district courts and proceedings before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB).

“Building on the successful integration of the fantastic IP team in our new Austin office, we are focused on expanding our capabilities to best support our client’s needs and continue our IP practice’s growth trajectory,” Global Head of McDermott’s Intellectual Property practice William Gaede said. “David is a versatile litigator who can immediately step in to support ongoing matters, and his practice also helps further enhance our PTAB bench strength.”

David focuses his practice on IP, with a particular emphasis on patent post-grant trials and patent litigation. He has extensive experience litigating complex patent infringement and other IP cases across the country, including in district courts, the PTAB and the International Trade Commission. David represents clients in a wide variety of fields spanning telecommunications hardware and standards, computer hardware and software, e-commerce, data compression, semiconductor manufacturing and design, fossil energy production, renewable energy generation, medical devices, chemical processes and pharmaceutical formulations, among other areas. He also litigates and provides counseling on trade secrets, copyright, trademark and trade dress issues.

“McDermott’s global IP platform and the Firm’s focus on supporting clients throughout the full IP life cycle will help me strengthen current client relationships and more easily build new ones,” David noted. “I’m excited to rejoin my former colleagues and get straight to work.”

David received his BS in Chemical Engineering and MS in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and his JD from the University of Texas School of Law.

David is the most recent of the group’s strategic IP hires, following the launch of our Austin office which encompasses 11 IP partners: Kevin Meek, Syed Fareed, Stephen Hash, Paula Heyman, Brian Oaks, Margaret Sampson, Nick Schuneman, Brett Thompsen, Ryan Clark, Aashish Kapadia and Samoneh (Sammy) Schickel, as well as Chuck Larsen in Boston.

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