Greg Webb concentrates his practice in the area of intellectual property law. In particular, he advises clients on business issues involving intellectual property rights.
A focus of Greg’s practice is representing clients in inter partes review challenges and other post-grant trials before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including patents related to wireless communications (e.g., LTE, CDMA, WiMAX, etc.), medical devices, data compression and storage, and other technologies.
Another focus of Greg’s practice is evaluating intellectual property assets and providing risk assessments for clients in the context of mergers, acquisitions, and new product launches.
Greg’s practice also includes procuring and strategically enforcing patent rights for clients with domestic and international portfolios. He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a variety of technological fields, including telecommunications, diagnostic imaging systems, medical devices, medical simulators, optics, nanotechnology, semiconductor manufacturing and processing, computer networking, software and well logging.
In addition to procurement and enforcement of patent rights, Greg helps clients design and develop products that avoid infringement of competitor patents. He also negotiates and drafts agreements in the context of research and development agreements and licensing agreements.
- Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Patent Law, 2020-2021
- Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2010
Professional and Community Activities
- Dallas Bar Association - Intellectual Property Section
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- State Bar of Texas
Selected Publications and Speeches
- “Thoughts on Intellectual Property Strategies for Startup Companies,” presenter, NASCENT, November 13, 2015.
- Greg represented a petitioner in two inter partes review proceedings in which the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued Final Written Decisions holding that all of the challenged claims were unpatentable as obvious over a combination of prior art references, including claims that were the basis of a $4.32 million jury verdict against the petitioner.
- Greg represented a patent owner in filing a complaint for patent infringement with the International Trade Commission (ITC). The asserted patents included a patent that Greg obtained allowance for at the USPTO. In response to the complaint, the ITC issued an exclusion order preventing importation of the infringing products into the U.S.
- While a jury verdict that determined that the defendant infringed three patents was on appeal to the Federal Circuit, the USPTO issued Office Actions in Ex Parte Reexaminations of the three patents that rejected the claims that were found to be infringed. Greg drafted responses to the Office Actions on behalf of the patent owner that overcame the rejections and resulted in confirmation of all of the infringed claims for all three patents.
B.A., Hendrix College, 2002, with Distinction in the majors of Physics and Mathematics
J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2005, with Honors; Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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