Patent litigation and counseling
J.D. cum laude University of Houston (1983)
B.S.E.E. University of Houston (1976)
LEGAL & TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:
Houston Lighting & Power Company, 1976 – 1983, Engineer
Parks & Moss, 1983 – 1985, Associate Attorney
Arnold, White & Durkee, June 1985 – February 1998, Attorney,
Shareholder (January 1992 – February 1998), Member Board of Directors (1997)
Williams Morgan, P.C., March 1998 - present, Founding Shareholder
Mr. Williams’ expertise is patent litigation, particularly in cases involving highly complex technology. He has handled cases dealing with computer related technology such as microprocessors, memory products, semiconductor manufacturing processes, disk drives, network systems, network security, and internet-based systems, as well as cases involving other technologies, such as chemical polymers and oil field equipment. His practice also includes counseling clients on patent matters, including patent acquisition, prelitigation investigations, and general enforcement issues.
Mr. Williams has acted in the capacity of Special Master and Technical Assistant to United States District Court judges in patent litigations. In particular, Mr. Williams has acted, or is currently acting, in capacities of Special Master or Technical Assistant for several United States Federal District Court judges in the Eastern District of Texas, including Honorable T. John Ward, Honorable Leonard Davis, Honorable David Folsom, Honorable Ron Clark, Honorable Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven, Honorable Magistrate Judge Chad Everingham and Honorable Magistrate Judge John Love. Mr. Williams has also acted as Technical Assistant for former United States District Court Judge, and former Fifth Circuit Judge, Robert Parker.
Mr. Williams is experienced in all aspects of patent litigation, having been preparing and trying patent cases since 1985. Mr. Williams conducts and directs litigation strategy, claim construction strategies and hearings, discovery, trial preparation, and trial, particularly in the role of lead trial counsel. In addition, Mr. Williams is experienced in the appeal of patent cases to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, including briefing and oral argument. He is handling or has handled cases for clients such as Advanced Micro Devices, BJ Services, Compaq Computer Corporation, Dow Corning Corporation, Grant Prideco, Hewlett-Packard Company, Lucent Technologies Inc., McAfee Inc., and ReedHycalog. Mr. Williams has extensive experience in the International Trade Commission and has managed several patent litigation matters filed in various European and Asian countries.
Mr. Williams is a member of the Texas Bar. He is admitted to practice in several United States District Courts, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Federal Circuit; the United States Patent and Trademark Office; the California Northern District Court; the Texas Eastern District Court; the Texas Northern District Court; and the Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court.
BAR & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
Houston Bar Association; Houston Intellectual Property Law Association; Eastern District of Texas Bar Association; a member of The Honorable T. John Ward American Inn of Court and “Named a Texas Super Lawyer in 2006, 2008 and 2009.”