Kyle Howard

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2007, cum laude, Member, International Law Review; Phi Delta Phi

M.B.A., Texas Tech University, 1999, summa cum laude

B.S., Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, 1998, magna cum laude.

Admissions

Texas, 2007

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Profile

Kyle Howard helps technology companies obtain and protect their innovations under patent law. Based on his experience, Kyle represents clients in a variety of technical fields, including telecommunications, semiconductor processing, and medical devices. Kyle focuses his practice on post-grant proceedings before the USPTO, including ex parte reexamination and inter partes review proceedings. He has served as counsel in numerous inter partes review proceedings, and has hands-on experience with every stage of trial.

A number of these inter partes review proceedings are related to concurrent litigation. As a result, Kyle provides invaluable experience in developing defensive strategies in the concurrent litigation. Kyle also helps clients design and develop products that avoid infringement of competitor patents.

Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Kyle worked for a major telecommunications company and managed a worldwide team dedicated to the design and management of an IP centric data network for large customers of the company.

Law 360

A Look At GAO Recommendations For Improving Patents

The Government Accountability Office recently released a report that included several recommendations to improve the quality of patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. One of the primary recommendations is formulating a consistent and clearly articulated definition of patent quality...

Patents

IP

Haynes and Boone IPR Team Invalidates Realtime Patents

Haynes and Boone Partners Kyle Howard, Greg Webb, David O’Dell and Russ Emerson represented Riverbed Technology, Inc. before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in a multimillion-dollar dispute over data compression patents.

Professional and Community Activities

  • PTAB Bar Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Intellectual Property Law Section of Dallas Bar Association 
  • State Bar of Texas

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