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Practice Concentration & Experience Summary

Mr. Heptig specializes in intellectual property law with an emphasis in patent, copyright, trademark and unfair competition litigation. He has been litigation counsel in patent infringement cases involving video game technology, cellular telephone technology, telecommunications circuits, medical devices, selective laser sintering materials, dental materials and instruments, exercise devices and oil well drilling technology. Mr. Heptig has also handled litigation matters involving trademark infringement, right of publicity, copyright infringement, unfair competition and theft of trade secrets. He has extensive experience in federal courts and agencies throughout the United States. Mr. Heptig is involved in other intellectual property non-litigation mattes such as patent and trademark prosecution, technology licensing and other transactional matters, and counseling clients on intellectual property matters.

Mr. Heptig also has over ten years of industry experience in computer system design, computer software development, and the design and manufacture of semiconductor integrated circuits, such as microprocessors and memory devices. Mr. Heptig has also developed and founded companies specializing in computer security products, data encryption technology and intellectual property portfolio management.

Education

  • Columbia University School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1995)
  • Texas A&M University (B.S. Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude, 1984)

Honors and Affiliations

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow)
  • Member of the Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section of the Texas Bar, Amercian Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Admissions

  • Texas State Bar
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
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