Mr. Healey has been litigating complex cases in Federal and State Courts and arbitration for nearly 30 years. He has focused on patent litigation and related antitrust and tort claims since 1994. Mr. Healey has tried cases in the Federal Courts, International Trade Commission, International Chamber of Commerce (Arbitration), American Arbitration Association, NASD Arbitration Forum, and private arbitration. He has argued appeals in the Federal Circuit, Fifth Circuit and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as the Texas Supreme Court and Texas Intermediate Courts of Appeals. Mr. Healey has been actively involved in planning and executing multi-jurisdictional strategies involving courts in the U.S. and Europe, and administrative agencies (including reviews in the US PTO, invalidity and declaratory judgment actions in Europe, and state regulatory matters). Mr. Healey has worked on patent and antitrust issues with the Federal Trade Commission, and has represented clients intellectual property related competition matters before the Federal Trade Commission, the European Union, and Texas state authorities.
Mr. Healey has been involved in negotiating patent licenses in the semiconductor and software industries, he has represented clients in dealing with obligations and licensing in standard-setting organizations, he has been general counsel to a standard setting group, and he has litigated the substantive and anticompetitive effects of licenses in court, in arbitration, and in administrative agencies.
Mr. Healey has also been a frequent speaker on patent and antitrust matters, and has been fortunate enough to have been recognized by industry polls and publications for his work.
Mr. Healey graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1985 with honors, and Brown University in 1982. Mr. Healey served as law clerk to the Honorable James DeAnda, United States District Judge, Southern District of Texas, from 1985-1987.
Mr. Healey was one of the founders of the Houston IP Inn of Court, has been active in the State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Committee, the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association, and community projects where he lives in the Houston area. Prior to opening Fish & Richardson’s Houston Office, Mr. Healey was a partner in the patent litigation section of an international law firm, and previously was a partner in his own patent litigation boutique firm, as well as a national patent litigation boutique firm in Houston, Texas.
Representative Intellectual Property engagements
Prevailed for ION Geophysical in post-trial motions and on appeal eliminating approximately $100 million for damages for foreign use.
Prevailed in getting litigation stayed as scheduling conference in Chart Trading v. TradeStation Group, et al. (E.D. Tex. 2016)
Prevailed in getting litigation stayed pending CBMs in Trading Technologies Int’l v. TradeStation Group, et al. (N.D. Ill. 2016)
Prevailed in litigation stay pre-answer in Trading Technology Int’t v. TradeStation Group, et al. (S.D. Fl. 2016).
Prevailed in dismissal on appeal of multiple trade secret, patent and copyright matters arising out of third-party payor claims administration systems and software in Nexpay v. Gilman.
Represented Cyberonics, Inc. in licensing dispute involving medical device patents.
Represented Drilformance LLC in licensing matters.
Represented smartphone manufacturer on standard-setting issues.
Represented electronic device maker on patent pool issues.
Represented LG and Zenith in patent lawsuits on television technology in N.D. Ill., E.D. Tex., and N.D. Cal.
Represented BMC in patent lawsuit on security software.
Represented McAfee in multiple lawsuits on antivirus software.
Represented LG in ICCC arbitration over patent license fees.
Represented LG Electronics in a patent lawsuit on plasma displays.
Represented Adobe in multiple patent infringement cases involving distributed computing patents.
Represented manufacturer of music players and smartphones in multiple cases on software.
Represented Samsung in multi-jurisdictional litigation involving memories, including claims for patent infringement, breach of contract, unfair competition, fraud and antitrust violations in standard-setting in the Northern District of California, the Eastern District of Virginia, Delaware Chancery Court, the FTC and the EU.
Represented Samsung in Texas State Court fraud and antitrust cases involving licensing and standard-setting for DRAMs.
Represented Samsung in multiple ICC arbitrations over smartphones.
Acted as General Counsel for the University of Texas group in establishing and managing a standard-setting group in the chemical and oil refinery construction industry.
Represented Kvaerner in an antitrust and unfair competition case over patents alleged against standards for offshore oil exploration equipment.
Represented Samsung in ITC and Federal Court litigation over patents asserted against ETSI standards for wireless communications.
Represented Samsung in licensing negotiations over CDMA and WCDMA wireless technology.
Represented Samsung in licensing involving NAND Flash Memory.
Represented Exxon-Mobil in defense of a patent lawsuit against configuration of undersea pipelines.
Represented Exxon-Mobil in licensing and trade secret disputes involving chemical catalysts.
Represented Exxon-Mobil in patent litigation over chemical filters.
Represented William Riles against Amerada Hess over patent for installation of offshore drilling platform.
Represented physician in negotiations, arbitrations, and lawsuits over medical device patents.
Represented Microsoft in multiple patent lawsuits involving Windows, Office, email.
Represented Samsung in a trade secret lawsuit in trial and interlocutory appeal involving "third generation switching" telephony technology.
Represented Lexar Media in trade secret and patent lawsuits against Toshiba on NAND Flash Memory technology.
Represented Samsung in trial and appeal in a patent lawsuit on amorphous silicon decided on inequitable conduct.
Represented NetIQ in AAA arbitration over computer software patents.
Represented TitleData in copyright and trade secret licensing and regulatory matters against State of Texas.
Represented computer Associates in computer software copyright litigation.
Represented Sony Music in formulating new legal strategy for confirmation of contracts with underage performers (Destiny’s Child).
Other Representative Litigation engagements
Represented Respondents in Texas Supreme Court on First Amendment lawsuit.
Represented lawyer on certain substantive constitutional issues as part of the defense of a multi-count RICO indictment.
Represented Hartford Insurance Group of companies in over fifty class actions involving antitrust, consumer protection (credit scoring, claims management practices, pricing and underwriting) and state regulatory issues from 1987-2005.
Represented Westinghouse (Siemens Westinghouse) in construction and trade secret litigation.
Represented Reuters in tax litigation as well as unfair competition litigation in Texas State trial and appellate courts.
Represented Oppenheimer & Co. in numerous securities arbitrations.
Represented MALDEF and ACLU in cases involving statutes to prohibit rental of housing based on immigration status.
Represented John O’Quinn in lawsuit against State Bar of Texas.
Represented MCorp in trial against FDIC.
Represented Greyhound in trial against NLRB.
Represented Texas State Optical in securities case in trial court and interlocutory appeal against Grand Metropolitan plc and Pearl Vision.
May 19, 2015
Fish & Richardson Receives Top “Band 1” National Rankings for Intellectual Property and ITC Practices from Chambers USA 2015
June 15, 2016
Fish & Richardson Named to IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation and Prosecution Practices
June 8, 2016
Fish Receives Top “Band 1” National Rankings for Intellectual Property and ITC Practices in Chambers USA 2016
June 2, 2016
Fish & Richardson Announces 37 Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
July 1, 2015
Fish & Richardson Named to IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Prosecution and Litigation Practices
September 17, 2014
Fish & Richardson Announces 40 Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015
July 8, 2014
Fish Announces 39 Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
July 1, 2014
Fish & Richardson Named to IAM Patent 1000
June 19, 2014
Fish Named Texas Powerhouse by Law360
June 11, 2014
Fish Receives Top “Band 1” National Rankings for Intellectual Property and ITC Practices from Chambers USA 2014
February 7, 2014
Fish & Richardson Announces 17 Attorneys Selected for 2014 Chambers USA
December 3, 2013
Standard setting, competition law and FRAND licensing in Europe and the United States