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Background

David Conrad is a Principal attorney in the Dallas office of Fish & Richardson. He provides legal services to clients in matters relating to business litigation, patent litigation, and trade secret litigation. Mr. Conrad’s clients benefit from his in-depth knowledge of computers, software, and engineering.

In federal courts in Texas and across the country, Mr. Conrad handles patent and intellectual property disputes involving a wide range of technologies, including e-commerce and web site systems, computer network architecture, computer software, encryption, and semiconductors.

He represents both companies accused of infringement and those seeking to enforce their intellectual property rights.

In addition to patent litigation, Mr. Conrad’s practice involves navigating complicated business and civil disputes. He has represented clients on a variety of matters including breach of contract, partnership disputes, and trade secret theft.

Mr. Conrad also tried criminal cases in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office as part of its Lawyer on Loan program, where he picked the jury or first chaired more than ten jury trials, trying each of those cases to verdict.

Prior to law school, Mr. Conrad worked at National Instruments in Austin, Texas, as a software engineer, where he developed system-level software and designed embedded computer systems for industrial applications. In his first year at National Instruments, the company’s research & development department recognized Mr. Conrad as the Rookie of the Year. During his engineering studies at the University of Texas, he worked for the Applied Research Laboratories where developed controller software and designed embedded computers for high-resolution underwater sonar systems for the U.S. Navy. Mr. Conrad is well-versed in numerous computer software languages including C, C++, SQL, HTML, PHP, XML, Ruby, Javascript, and Java.

Education

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law 2007
Associate Editor, The Review of Litigation
with honors


B.S., University of Texas at Austin 2001
Electrical Engineering

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2007
  • Texas 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Other Distinctions

Named a Texas “Rising Star” for Intellectual Property, Super Lawyers, 2015

Publications

Author, “Federal Circuit Affirms the Dismissal of a Complaint That Insufficiently Pleaded Joint Infringement,” Fish Litigation Blog (October 13, 2016).

“Mining the Patent Thicket: The Supreme Court’s Rejection of the Automatic Injunction Rule in eBay v. MercExchange,” Rev. Litig. 26, 119 (2007).

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October 13, 2016
Federal Circuit Affirms the Dismissal of a Complaint That Insufficiently Pleaded Joint Infringement
Federal Circuit Affirms the Dismissal of a Complaint That Insufficiently Pleaded Joint Infringement
Author: David B. Conrad
Federal Circuit
Fish Litigation Blog
August 16, 2016
Federal Circuit Once Again Finds That a Functional Claim Term is Indefinite Even Without the Use of “Means.”
Federal Circuit Once Again Finds That a Functional Claim Term is Indefinite Even Without the Use of “Means.”
Author: David B. Conrad
IP Litigation
Federal Circuit
Fish Patent Blog
June 7, 2016
Pleading Patent Infringement Without Form 18
Pleading Patent Infringement Without Form 18
Author: David B. Conrad
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May 19, 2016
Nine Fish & Richardson Attorneys Highlighted on 2016 Texas Super Lawyers List
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Fish Litigation Blog
January 29, 2016
The Federal Circuit trend to strengthen the standard for definiteness
The Federal Circuit trend to strengthen the standard for definiteness
Author: David B. Conrad
IP Litigation
Federal Circuit
Fish Litigation Blog
November 4, 2015
Pleading Patent Infringement Without Form 18
Fish & Richardson #1 PTAB Law Firm in the U.S. for 2014 – Managing Intellectual Property
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