William A. Munck

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Dallas, TX

Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP
 | 600 Banner Place Tower, 12770 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75251
Phone: 972-628-3630
Fax: 972-628-3616
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (40%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    A top-rated attorney in Dallas, Texas, William A. Munck is partner at Munck Wilson Mandala. With more than 25 years of experience, he is chair of the technology/intellectual property law group at the firm and a member of the executive committee. Throughout his career he has gained experience in a variety of industries, including medical device/health care, defense, energy, wired/wireless communication, gaming, firmware, software and hardware.

    Mr. Munck is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the Dallas Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. D Magazine named him one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas in 2019 and Woodward White, Inc., named him one of the Best Lawyers in America for 14 consecutive years. In 2020, he was named by D CEO Magazine to the Dallas 500 – The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth.

    Admitted to practice in New York and Texas, Mr. Munck is also admitted to practice before a long list of federal courts. These include the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

    After graduating from Hofstra University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in computer science and in 1989 with a Master of Science in computer science and system architecture, Mr. Munck then attended law school at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. In 1992, he obtained his Juris Doctor, graduating with highest honors and as a member of the Hofstra Labor Law Journal. He is a member of the Computer Law Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Intellectual Property
    • 40%Intellectual Property Litigation
    • 20%Business/Corporate
    Focus Areas

    Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law, Contracts


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    Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2021

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    About William Munck

    Admitted: 1993, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.munckwilson.com/attorney/william-a-munck/


    • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University Hempstead, New York 1992 Juris Doctorate Honors: with Highest Honors and List Distinction Law Journal: Hofstra Labor Law Journal, Member, 1991 - 1992
    • Best Lawyers® 2020 Sports Law “Lawyer of the Year” Dallas/Fort Worth
    • Dallas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
    • American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
    • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
    • Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America
    • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2019
    • Best Lawyers in America, Woodward White, Inc.2006 – 2020
    • Chambers and Partners USA Guide: America’s Leading Business Lawyers (Intellectual Property) 2004-2019
    • Top Intellectual Property Lawyers, Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008-2012
    • Top 100 Super Lawyers in DFW, Thomson Reuters, 2012, 2015 and 2016
    • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2003 – 2019
    • IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, 2019
    • Distinguished Leader, Professional Excellence Awards, Texas Lawyer, 2017
    • Distinguished Alumni, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, 2016
    • Repeatedly listed by Chambers & Partners as a Top IP Attorney, Named D Magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2007 to 2013, Named Lawdragon's 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2006 to 2009, Named Lifetime Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation, 2009 to 2013, Named Best Lawyer in Patent Law by U.S. News and The Best Lawyers in America, 2011 to 2013
    • The Dallas 500– The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth by D CEO Magazine 2020

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • New York State Bar, 1994
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1993

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Texas, 1993 New York, 1994 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida U.S. District Court, District of Colorado U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
    • American Bar Association Member New York State Bar Association Member State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property Law Section Member Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section Member Computer Law Association Member Dallas-Fort Worth Patent and Trademark Association Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Board of Directors 1999-2005, 2010- Present, Member STARTech Early Ventures, L.L.P., Advisory Board 1997-2004, Member State Bar of New York United States Patent and Trademark Office United States Lacrosse, North Texas Chapter, 2005 - 2011

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Safeguarding Your Assets: How You Can Protect Your Intellectual Property Smart Business Dallas, April 2007
    • Weathering The Storm of False Marking Claims, Law 360, June 11, 2010
    • New rules: The new patent office rules create hubbub Smart Business, December 2008
    • Make sure you’re protected: Protecting intellectual property from employees Smart Business, June 2008

    Representative Clients:

    • Numerous technology clients in preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications, and related intellectual property matters. Semiconductor manufacturer to investigate third-party infringement claim, determined non-infringement and invalidity of subject patents, rendered legal opinions regarding same, and provided deposition testimony. Vending company in assertion of patent infringement claim in the Eastern District of Texas, and defended reexamination proceeding with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Vending company in five patent infringement actions relating to vending machines in West Virginia district court and on appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, secured stay pending final outcome of reexamination proceeding, and developed and asserted patent infringement counterclaims. International pharmaceutical company in two patent infringement cases against a generic manufacturer in the Northern District of Texas Telecommunications developer in negotiation with an international telecommunications equipment provider of jointly developed and jointly owned intellectual property rights. Wireless hardware manufacturer in negotiations with patent licensing entity regarding purportedly standards-based patent rights; secured points-based discounts reducing proposed licensing fees to only negligible amounts. Medical device company in defense of action to declare patents not infringed or invalid. Advanced optoelectronic company in a patent infringement and trade secret action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Government contractor in a trademark and unfair competition dispute in Federal Court in Florida.

    Educational Background:

    • Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 1987, B.S. Computer Science, Major: Electrical Engineering and Mathematics
    • Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 1989, M.S. Computer Science and System Architecture, Honors: with Honors

    Industry Groups

    • Defense Industry
    • Digital Media
    • Electro-mechanical
    • Energy
    • Gaming
    • Medical Devices
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Semiconductor
    • Software
    • Wired Communications
    • Wireless Communications
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    Office Location for William A. Munck

    600 Banner Place Tower
    12770 Coit Road
    Dallas, TX 75251

    Phone: 972-628-3630

    Fax: 972-628-3616

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    Last Updated: 3/16/2021

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