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Michael McBride

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Michael McBride is an intellectual property and patent trial lawyer who focuses primarily on high-stakes, complex patent litigation and patent prosecution matters in which his deep technical skills as an electrical engineer are a powerful asset to his clients.  His vast experience in patent disputes over the last 13 years includes cases in venues across the country involving semiconductor manufacturing and transistor design, flash memory controllers, fiber optic networks, digital video compression and processing, CMOS image sensors, voice codecs, SEPs, and more. He has also prosecuted patent applications covering computer hardware and software technologies, aerospace technologies, and upstream oil and gas technologies. 

Mike has been recognized by attorneys across the country as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2021 for his patent litigation expertise and since 2022 for his intellectual property litigation expertise and in 2022 for both his patent and intellectual property litigation expertise. He has been recognized by Texas Rising Stars in 2016, 2017 and 2018, an honor given to the top Texas lawyers age 40 and younger or those who have practiced no more than 10 years.  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, he 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.

  • EVS Codec Technologies v. ZTE Corp. — Represented patent holder in a patent infringement dispute related to EVS Codec technology. The case settled favorably for the client shortly before trial.
  • Cellular Evolution LLC v. T-Mobile Us., Inc. et al.– Represented patent holder in a patent infringement dispute related to UMTS cellular technology. The case settled favorably for the client following the Markman hearing.
  • Cellular Evolution LLC v. AT&T Mobility LLC et. al. – Represented patent holder in a patent infringement dispute related to UMTS cellular technology. The case settled favorably for the client following the Markman hearing.
  • Sony Mobile Communications Inc. v. EVS Codec Technologies, LLC, et al. – Represented patent holder in a patent infringement and contract dispute against Sony. The asserted patents related to a new voice coding technology used in smart phones. Following close of fact discovery and issuance of expert reports the case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • TechnipFMC PLC v. Mukherjee et al. — Represented plaintiff in a trade secrets misappropriation and breach of fiduciary duty case involving a former executive. Case settled favorably for client the day before trial.
  • St. Lawrence Communications, LLC v. Apple — Represented plaintiff St. Lawrence Communications LLC in patent infringement case against Apple. The asserted patents related to high definition speech codec technology in smartphones. Case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • St. Lawrence Communications, LLC v. Motorola Mobility — Represented plaintiff St. Lawrence Communications LLC in Eastern District of Texas patent infringement case against Motorola. Jury awarded more than 100% of the damages requested and also found Motorola’s infringement to be willful. 
  • Saint Lawrence Communications, LLC v. ZTE Corporation, et al. — Represented plaintiff St. Lawrence Communications LLC in patent infringement case against ZTE. The asserted patents related to high definition speech codec technology in smartphones. Case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • St. Lawrence Communications, LLC v. HTC — Represented plaintiff St. Lawrence Communications LLC in patent infringement case against HTC. The asserted patents related to high definition speech codec technology in smartphones. Case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • Saint Lawrence Communications LLC v. LG Electronics, Inc., et al. — Represented plaintiff St. Lawrence Communications LLC in patent infringement case against LG. The asserted patents related to high definition speech codec technology in smartphones. Case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • Parthenon Unified Memory Architecture LLC v. ZTE Corporation, et al. – Represented plaintiff against cell phone manufacturer in a patent infringement suit related to patents directed to memory architecture. Case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • Parthenon Unified Memory Architecture LLC v. Apple, Inc. — Represented plaintiff against cell phone manufacturer in a patent infringement suit related to patents directed to memory architecture. Case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • Parthenon Unified Memory Architecture LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al. — Represented plaintiff against cell phone manufacturer in a patent infringement suit related to patents directed to memory architecture. Case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • Parthenon Unified Memory Architecture LLC v. HTC Corporation, et al. — Represented plaintiff against cell phone manufacturer in a patent infringement suit related to patents directed to memory architecture.
  • Parthenon Unified Memory Architecture LLC v. LG Electronics, Inc., et al. — Represented plaintiff against cell phone manufacturer in a patent infringement suit related to patents directed to memory architecture. Case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • Super Interconnect Technologies LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al. — Represented plaintiff against cell phone manufacturer in a patent infringement suit related to patents directed to signal processing and transmission. Case settled favorably for client before trial.
  • 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
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
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