Richard L. Wynne, Jr.

Richard L. Wynne, Jr.

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Partner

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
    214.969.1386
    214.880.3267
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Rich Wynne focuses his practice on intellectual property and commercial litigation and counseling, as well as intellectual property licensing. His intellectual property litigation practice encompasses disputes regarding patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights. His commercial litigation and counseling experience has involved representation of aircraft manufacturers, operators, and lessors in liability and indemnity disputes arising from aviation incidents.

Experience

  • Defended leading wireless handset manufacturer and telecommunications infrastructure-equipment company in patent-infringement lawsuit relating to cellular-transmission protocols in the Eastern District of Texas; obtained jury verdict of non-infringement and invalidity of all asserted patent claims
  • Defended semiconductor developer in Section 337 proceeding in the U.S. International Trade Commission relating to bonding-pad technology; obtained initial determination of invalidity of all asserted patent claims
  • Defended major semiconductor company in patent litigation relating to decoding of high definition video signals; obtained settlement before trial
  • Defended international telecommunications-equipment company in patent-infringement action relating to asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) switching technology in the Eastern District of Texas; obtained settlement before trial
  • Defended major semiconductor manufacturer in proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission relating to manufacture of semiconductor devices; obtained initial and final determinations of no violation relating to seven patents
  • Represented major commercial airline in insurance-coverage litigation resulting from the events of 9/11; matters settled in advance of trial
  • Represented aircraft lessor in insurance-coverage litigation relating to the crash of leased aircraft in foreign country; obtained summary judgment in favor of coverage for client
  • Defended leading wireless handset maker in multiple patent-infringement actions relating to Internet-connected mobile devices in various courts
  • Represented patentee in patent-infringement actions relating to audio and video encoding and decoding in the Central and Northern Districts of California
  • Defended international telecom equipment manufacturer in patent-infringement action relating to antenna configurations; obtained settlement after favorable claim-construction ruling
  • Defended leading cellular-switch manufacturer in patent-infringement action relating to General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) protocols in the Eastern District of Texas; settled favorably after submission of motions for summary judgment of non-infringement
  • Defended international company in copyright-infringement action relating to management-training materials in the Southern District of New York; settled favorably after submission of expert reports
  • Represented manufacturer of ignition-interlock devices in litigation to prevent infringement of manufacturer's trademarks in the Southern District of Indiana, obtaining settlement that precluded further infringement

Prior Experience

  • Aeronautical/Systems Engineer, Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical, San Diego, California, 1990-1994; Technical Proposal Manager, Tier II+ HAE-UAV (now RQ-4 Global Hawk) Phase Zero Contract 1994

Distinctions/Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent); 2012-2019

  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Litigation-Intellectual Property); 2016-2017

  • The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, IAM Patent 1000; 2014-2017

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association; Intellectual Property Section

  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Member, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation