One of the most gratifying milestones in my relations with any client is when I grow into the role of a member of a client’s permanent team in planning for, implementing and meeting challenges over the years of a company’s growth. That role has, in turn, led to my counting many of my client owners and management team members as among my closest personal friends.
With more than 30 years of experience dedicated to advising clients around the globe on the inception, protection and monetization of all types of intellectual property assets, David Henry heads the firm’s IP patent litigation practice group. His practice is focused on handling a wide variety of patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright matters, ranging from enforcement and defense of rights in litigation to strategic planning, prosecution, registration and licensing. David is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Canadian Patent Office.
He has substantial experience in helping clients identify, strategically manage and protect both domestic and foreign intellectual property assets. At any given time, he is taking lead in a number of patent or trademark infringement actions before federal courts throughout the U.S., as well as certain, selected activities at the USPTO.
David has successfully resolved patent prosecution and litigation matters involving a broad range of technologies, with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals and medical, surgical and dental devices, including scoliosis-related devices, surgical instruments, suturing tools, introducers plus many more. He has also prosecuted and litigated patents concerning petroleum exploration technologies, electrical grid management systems, prosthetic joints, food and beverage production technologies and devices, space mission systems and animal care products.
In addition to his career pursuits, David serves on a judicial advisory panel for formulating patent case rules and procedures and is passionate about teaching the next wave of lawyers and entrepreneurs. He has served as a patent law professor at Baylor Law School since 1994, and now teaches in the Entrepreneurship Program of Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. David also serves as a director for the USPTO’s licensed IP clinic program at Baylor Law School, through which he mentors provisionally-licensed law students in servicing under-privileged inventors and entrepreneurs. In addition, he is an accredited CLE presenter for multiple bar associations as well as a speaker at periodic USPTO events.
From his many years as an accomplished pilot (a factor behind his mantra of “geography is never an issue” in serving clients throughout the country), David posts periodic updates (including unique, pilot-perspective photographs) on his popular website: www.pilotatlaw.com.