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 handling intellectual property disputes and advising clients on offensive and defensive strategies to maximize the value of their intellectual property. He represents clients in IP litigation in a variety of tribunals, such as federal district courts, and the International Trade Commission. He also advises clients on IP valuation for corporate transactions.


  • Advised companies in a variety of industries on IP valuation in corporate transactions
  • Defended a semiconductor company against patent infringement claims in several matters before the International Trade Commission, each relating to semiconductor manufacturing and design technologies
  • Defended companies in various industries, including online retail, energy, aviation, and banking, in a number of patent infringement matters relating to Internet based e-commerce applications and technologies
  • Defending a healthcare company against patent infringement claims relating to insurance claims processing technologies
  • Asserting and prosecuting a technology company’s patent infringement claims relating to mobile technologies for conserving battery life
  • Asserted and prosecuted a semiconductor company’s patent infringement claims relating to audio and video encoding and decoding technologies
  • Asserted and prosecuted an airline’s claims, under federal and state law, for the illegal use and distribution of its proprietary information
  • Assisted companies with cease-and-desists, patent assertions, and other offers to license IP

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; 2018-2019
  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Intellectual Property Litigation); 2013-2018
  • "Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas" by D Magazine; 2017
  • Lawyers Of Color Southwest Region Hot List, 2014

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2018
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

  • Member, State Bar of Texas

  • Vice President and Executive Board Member, South Asian Bar Association of Dallas/Fort Worth