Vishal H. Patel

Vishal H. Patel

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
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Vishal Patel focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and portfolio management. He has represented clients in a variety of federal and state courts and before administrative agencies such as the International Trade Commission. Vishal also assists clients with the acquisition of intellectual property rights, and with developing strategies to maximize the value of those rights.


  • Represented a global investment manager in the acquisition and monetization of intellectual property assets
  • Asserted and prosecuted a software company's claims of patent infringement relating to network traffic management and battery-saving technologies
  • Defended semiconductor companies against patent infringement claims relating to semiconductor manufacturing and design technologies
  • Represented start-up companies in the software and hospitality industries on trademark matters, software licensing, privacy policies, user agreements, and other contract-related matters
  • Asserted and prosecuted an oil and gas company's trade secret misappropriation claims against a competitor
  • Defended companies in the online retail, energy, aviation, medical device, and banking industries against patent infringement claims of competitors and other entities
  • Asserted and prosecuted a semiconductor company’s patent infringement claims relating to audio and video encoding and decoding, semiconductor manufacturing, and wireless communication technologies
  • Asserted and prosecuted an airline’s claims, under federal and state law, for the illegal use and distribution of its trademarks and copyrighted information

Prior Experience

  • Research Assistant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2004-2005
  • Intern, Whiteside Biomechanics, Barnes West Jewish Hospital, 1999


  • Top 100 Texas Up-and-Coming Attorneys, Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters; 2018
  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Intellectual Property Litigation); 2013-2018
  • "Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas" by D Magazine; 2017
  • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2018
  • Lawyers Of Color Southwest Region Hot List, 2014

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

  • Member, State Bar of Texas

  • Co-Founder and Executive Board Member, South Asian Bar Association of DFW