Michael McBride

Associate

Michael McBride

Associate

Michael McBride is an intellectual property lawyer who focuses primarily on patent litigation and patent prosecution matters. On the patent litigation side, his cases have involved semiconductor manufacturing and transistor design, flash memory controllers, fiber optic networks, digital video compression and processing, CMOS image sensors, and more. He has also prosecuted patent applications covering computer hardware and software technologies, aerospace technologies, and upstream oil and gas technologies.

Mr. McBride has been recognized by Texas Rising Stars in 2016 and 2017, an honor given to the top Texas lawyers age 40 and younger or those who have practiced no more than 10 years. The Texas Rising Stars list appears in the Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers magazines. Fewer than 2.5 percent of eligible Texas attorneys earn this selection each year.

After graduating from The University of Texas School of Law with honors, Mr. McBride served as a law clerk to the Honorable Hayden Head of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He has also served as a volunteer prosecutor for the City of Houston in the city’s municipal courts.  Prior to attending law school, Mr. McBride worked in the product engineering group of Fujitsu-AMD Semiconductor LLC at its flash memory fabrication facility in Austin, Texas.

Representative Matters:

  • TiVo Inc. v. AT&T Inc., et al. (Eastern District of Texas): Represented defendants in a patent infringement action involving digital video recording technology.
  • AT&T Intellectual Property I, Inc., et al. v. TiVo Inc. (Northern District of California): Represented plaintiffs in a patent infringement action involving multimedia technology.
  • Virtual Sales Assistant, et al. v. Western and Southern Life Insurance Co., et al. (Western District of Texas): Represented defendant in a copyright infringement action involving financial forms.
  • Convolve, Inc. v. Dell Inc., et al. (Eastern District of Texas): Represented defendant in a patent infringement action involving hard drive technology.
  • Nomadix, Inc. v. Hewlett Packard Co, et al. (Central District of California): Represented defendant in a patent infringement action involving wireless hotspot and router technology.
  • HSM Portfolio LLC v. Toshiba Corp., et al. (District of Delaware): Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning semiconductor circuit technology.
  • Zond, Inc. v. Toshiba Corp., et al. (District of Massachusetts): Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning plasma-based etching and deposition technology.
  • Digital CBT LLC v. AT&T Services, Inc. (Central District of California): Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning video processing technology.
  • Solid State Storage Solutions, Inc. v. Fusion-io, Inc. (Eastern District of Texas): Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning solid state drive technology.
  • Axon Energy Products, Inc.: Prepared and prosecuted foreign and domestic patent applications related to upstream oil and gas technology and advised client on various trademark and copyright issues.
  • Schlumberger Ltd.: Drafted intellectual property licenses and assignments in connection with corporate acquisitions, mergers, and joint ventures.
  • American Bureau of Shipping, Inc.: Advised client on software licensing and copyright issues and drafted software licenses and software development agreements.

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EDUCATION

  • J.D. (with honors), The University of Texas School of Law, 2008 – Associate Editor for Technology, Texas Law Review
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas, 2005

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
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