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Background

​Ricardo Bonilla is an Associate in Fish & Richardson’s Dallas office. He was previously a Summer Associate with the firm in 2010 and 2011. Mr. Bonilla’s practice includes all areas of commercial and intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on patents. Prior to law school, Mr. Bonilla was a vulnerability research manager at Critical Watch before interning with Nortel, where he focused on the development and testing of multiple wireless technologies. He was also a software development intern for Eklin Information Systems, where he developed utilities for the company’s proprietary software using various programming languages, including C++, C#, SQL, HTML, and Java.

Education

J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law 2012
magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Order of Barristers, National Order of Scribes


B.S., University of Texas at Dallas 2009
Software Engineering
cum laude

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2009
  • Texas 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Affiliations

​Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, Texas Tech Law Review, Board of Barristers​

Other Distinctions

​Accolades

Named to the 2016 list of Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

Named to Lawyers of Color’s 2014 Hot List

Publications

A Patented Lie: Analyzing the Worthiness of Business Method Patents After Bilski v. Kappos, 43 Texas Tech Law Review 1285 (Summer 2011).

Contention Discovery Requests in Federal Cases in Texas: Punting in the First Quarter Could Lead to Disaster in the Fourth, Texas Young Lawyers Association eNews (October 2013).

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