David Lisch
Associate

I bring a positive attitude and a detail-focused approach to every challenge my clients face, whether I’m helping them protect a patent in the courtroom, obtain a trademark or solve a variety of day-to-day problems. I also learn about my clients’ businesses from top to bottom so I can ensure they are always on the right path no matter what issue may arise.

Startups and growing companies count on David Lisch to advise on a broad range of intellectual property matters and help them achieve their business and branding goals. David primarily focuses on handling every phase of patent litigation, from pre-suit investigation, case strategy design and conducting discovery to drafting dispositive motions, preparing cases for trial and negotiating favorable settlements and licensing programs. He has successfully resolved cases involving a variety of technologies, including wireless communications, video compression plus many more.

David also develops effective strategies to help clients enforce and protect their broader IP rights. He advises clients on all aspects of trademark prosecution and protection, including research and clearance, filing registrations with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and resolving infringement disputes through negotiation and litigation. David has similar experience in copyright protection, including guiding clients through the application process and enforcing their rights in litigation when disputes arise.

David earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and studied law at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, where he served as President of the South Texas Intellectual Property Society and was a member of the South Texas Law Review. David was a national quarter-finalist in the Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition and also participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the IP LawMeet™ tournaments.

Before attending law school, David worked as an engineer for National Instruments, gaining hands-on technical experience in the automotive, military and aerospace industries. He worked with a wide range of technologies, including graphical programming software, Real-Time systems, Hardware-In-The-Loop (HIL) systems, system simulation and modeling, and wireless communications.

Representative Experience
  • Optis Wireless Technology et al. v. Kyocera. Represented plaintiffs in a patent infringement suit against ZTE in the Eastern District of Texas involving standard-essential and implementation patents related to LTE. The case settled after a favorable claim construction ruling.
  • Optis Wireless Technology et al. v. BlackBerry. Represented plaintiffs in a patent infringement suit against ZTE in the Eastern District of Texas involving standard-essential and implementation patents related to LTE. The case settled after a favorable claim construction ruling.
  • Represented medical device company in negotiations and closing of manufacturing deal that included patent and other intellectual property right licensing and assignments.
  • Defended clients against trademark cease and desist letters.
  • Drafting and prosecuting foreign and domestic patent applications in the energy field, including use of computer hardware and software to perform down hole drilling measurements and analysis.
Thought Leadership / News
Organizational Involvement
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Young Lawyers Association
Education
  • J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston (2013)
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas (2006)
Bar Admission
  • Texas, 2013
Court Admission
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
When I Feel Most At Home
  • Spending time on the lake, including wakeboarding
  • Running 5Ks, 10Ks and half marathons