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Background

Rex Mann is an Associate in the Dallas office of Fish and Richardson. Rex’s practice focuses on intellectual property and business litigation, often serving clients in the technology space, where he focuses on taking the complex and making it simple in order to serve his client’s goals in business and litigation, when necessary. Rex uses his vast experience in the Eastern District of Texas to represent clients in patent litigation matters, which are often pending in the Eastern District of Texas given the busy patent docket. Rex also enjoys a nationwide patent litigation practice; however, having represented clients in California, Delaware, Florida, and Virginia venues.

In addition to his patent litigation practice, Rex also serves a variety of clients in commercial litigation matters, often in cases with complex technology given his background in engineering. These matters include causes of action for breach of contract, business torts, theft of trade secrets, and related issues.

Rex is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering. During graduate school, Rex worked on researching and developing environmental sensor technology for detecting hypoxia in coastal applications.

After his graduate engineering studies, he attended the University of Texas School of Law. At law school, in addition to concentrating on his academics, Rex focused on the practical side of legal education and was an avid participant in mock trial and moot court competitions. Rex received honors, including best oral advocate and best brief, and won a variety of these competitions. Based on these achievements, Rex was named to the Order of the Barristers, which is an honor given to ten stand-out students in the law school’s advocacy program. After graduating from law school, Rex returned to east Texas to work as a law clerk for The Honorable T. John Ward during His Honor’s final year on the bench.

Rex also enjoys playing tennis, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife, Kylee, and his daughters, Malley and Macy.

 

Education

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law 2010
with high honors, Chancellors, Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers


M.E., Texas A&M University 2007
Civil Engineering


B.S., Texas A&M University 2005
Civil Engineering
cum laude

Admissions

  • Texas 2010
  • 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 Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Clerkships

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, The Honorable T. John Ward, 2010 - 2011

Memberships & Affiliations

​Associate Editor, Texas Law Review​

Other Distinctions

Publications

Fifth Circuit Affirms $15 Million Trade Secret Award,” Fish Litigation Blog, October 13, 2016 (co-author).

President Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act: Five Must-Know Takeaways for Your Business,” Fish Litigation Blog, May 11, 2016 (co-author).

One Step Closer to a Federal Private Cause of Action for Trade Secret Misappropriation: The Defend Trade Secrets Act,” Fish Litigation Blog, February 9, 2016.

The Texas Legislature Giveth and Taketh Away: Attorneys’ Fees Under the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act,” The DICTA, September 2015.

Patents Are Not for Everyone: Protecting Ideas Using Trade Secret Law Rather Than the Patent System,” The Licensing Journal, October 2014 (co-author).

Inventors Rejoice: Protecting ideas using trade secret law rather than the patent system,” Fish Litigation Blog, July 8, 2014 (co-author).

Keeping up with the Joneses: How will public institutions react to private institutions allowing collective bargaining for its plays? Fish Litigation Blog, June 20, 2014 (co-author).

What the Court Giveth, it May Taketh Away,” Fish Litigation Blog, April 16, 2014 (co-author).

Trending now: Trade secret litigation picks up in the Eastern District of Texas, Fish Litigation Blog, March 25, 2014 (co-author).

The inevitable disclosure doctrine in Texas after the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act: Alive and kicking or livin’ on a prayer?, Fish Litigation Blog, February 26, 2014 (co-author).

Treasure maps or trade Secrets (or both): Protecting against misuse of seismic maps in oil and gas exploration, Fish Litigation Blog, February 14, 2014 (co-author).

Play nice, or else: Congress considers Federal Trade Secret Law covering foreign entities and actions, Fish Litigation Blog, February 5, 2014 (co-author).

What the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Forms Say About Twombly and Iqbal: Implications of the Forms on the Supreme Court’s Standard, 41 Memphis L. Rev. 501 (2011).

Note, A Horizontal Federalism Solution to the Management of Interstate Aquifers: Considering an Interstate Compact for the High Plains Aquifer, 88 Texas L. Rev. 391 (2009).

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Fish Litigation Blog
October 13, 2016
Fifth Circuit Affirms $15 Million Trade Secret Award
Fifth Circuit Affirms $15 Million Trade Secret Award
Authors: Natalie L. Arbaugh, Rex Mann
IP Litigation
Trade Secrets
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May 19, 2016
Nine Fish & Richardson Attorneys Highlighted on 2016 Texas Super Lawyers List
Press Release
Fish Litigation Blog
May 11, 2016
President Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act: Five Must-Know Takeaways for Your Business
President Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act: Five Must-Know Takeaways for Your Business
Authors: Natalie L. Arbaugh, Rex Mann
Commercial Litigation
Trade Secrets
Fish Litigation Blog
February 9, 2016
One Step Closer to a Federal Private Cause of Action for Trade Secret Misappropriation: The Defend Trade Secrets Act
One Step Closer to a Federal Private Cause of Action for Trade Secret Misappropriation: The Defend Trade Secrets Act
Author: Rex Mann
Fish Litigation Blog
August 5, 2015
Transactional Attorneys: So You Think Your Work Product is Protected? Think Twice.
Transactional Attorneys: So You Think Your Work Product is Protected? Think Twice.
Author: Rex Mann
IP Litigation
Commercial Litigation
News
July 8, 2014
Inventors Rejoice: Protecting ideas using trade secret law rather than the patent system
Articles
News
April 16, 2014
“What the Court Giveth, it May Taketh Away”
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Fish Litigation Blog
February 26, 2014
The inevitable disclosure doctrine in Texas after the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act: Alive and kicking or livin’ on a prayer?
Author: Rex Mann
IP Litigation
Trade Secrets
News
February 26, 2014
The inevitable disclosure doctrine in Texas after the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act: Alive and kicking or livin’ on a prayer?
Articles
News
February 6, 2014
Play nice, or else: Congress considers Federal Trade Secret Law covering foreign entities and actions
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February 2, 2014
Treasure maps or trade secrets (or both): Protecting against misuse of seismic maps in oil and gas exploration
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