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.
Professional and Community Activities
- PTAB Bar Association
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- Intellectual Property Law Section of Dallas Bar Association
J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2007, cum laude; International Law Review; Phi Delta Phi
B.S., Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, 1998, magna cum laude.
M.B.A., Texas Tech University, 1999, summa cum laude
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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 (PTAB) in a multimillion-dollar dispute over data compression patents. In particular, the Haynes and Boone team challenged claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,643,513 and U.S. Patent No. 7,378,992 in inter partes review proceedings before the PTAB. [...]