The firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, (Band 2, Texas), was described as “excellent” by Chambers. The guide praised its lawyers, saying they offered “extensive” knowledge in areas such as patent prosecution, post-grant reviews and inter partes review proceedings. Chambers further commended the team for providing comprehensive client support in trademark and copyright work, as well as patent litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. The directory said the firm was “particularly esteemed for its USPTO practice” and highlighted its work with clients that include “household names” in the technology and telecom industries. Chambers shared comments from market sources who applauded the firm:
"Haynes and Boone's professionals are highly skilled attorneys and patent prosecutors who are very service-oriented. They are extremely responsive in consistently delivering high-quality work products and services."
In addition to the practice group’s mention, David McCombs was praised for representing clients in complex patent litigation. Chambers noted that he is “particularly renowned for his work on inter partes reviews.” Market sources complimented him, noting:
“David McCombs has a deep understanding of our business and approach to resolving complex IP issues."
Russell Emerson was lauded for his acumen in cases involving trade secrets. Chambers recognized his experience representing clients in IP disputes and highlighted his background in mechanical and nuclear engineering. Market sources gave accolades, saying:
"He is an excellent attorney. He is very much aware of commercial concerns as well as legal."
Haynes Boone’s Intellectual Property Practice Group pairs technical acumen and diversity of perspective with a deep and abiding commitment to protecting its clients’ work. More than half of the firm’s IP lawyers have worked as engineers, programmers or technical salespeople, with many also serving as in-house counsel for leading technology companies or as patent examiners at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In the past five years, they have filed over 19,000 patent applications for companies ranging from individual entrepreneurs to multinational technology giants.