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.
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
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2009
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
Memberships & Affiliations
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), City Lead - Dallas, Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, Texas Tech Law Review, Board of Barristers
Named to the 2016 list of Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers
Named to Lawyers of Color’s 2014 Hot List
“Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Lawyers,” State Bar of Texas, Business Disputes course book, September 2014 (co-author).
Icon Laser Solutions, LLC v. Abercrombie & Fitch, Co.(Northern District of Texas): Obtained Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal for clients Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Ralph Lauren, and Nine West Holdings in patent infringement lawsuit involving methods for using lasers to color and fade textiles.
Inventor Holdings, LLC v. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (District of Delaware & United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit): Obtained Federal Circuit affirmance of summary judgment of invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101 on behalf of Bed Bath & Beyond in patent infringement lawsuit involving the local processing of payments for orders placed remotely, as well as an award of attorneys’ fees.
Multiple Forced Walk Aways (Eastern District of Texas, 2015-2016): Over the span of one calendar year, forced over 15 plaintiffs to walk away from patent infringement cases against over 60 clients, obtaining dismissals with prejudice for every client without a settlement payment.
Tiffany and Company v. Lazare Kaplan International, Inc. (USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board): Obtained final written decision invalidating claims relating to microinscribing the surface of a gemstone using a laser for Tiffany and Company as petitioner in inter partes review proceeding.
TQP Development, LLC v. Intuit, Inc. et al. (Eastern District of Texas): Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement for Hertz in patent infringement lawsuit involving website encryption technology. Also represented clients Expedia, Orbitz, and Google in earlier cases against TQP, resulting in favorable settlements on the eve of trial.
Scott H. Howard et al. v. Chiron Point Investment Fund I, LLC (Dallas, Texas): Obtained $2+ million jury verdict for plaintiffs in lawsuit against the purchaser of plaintiffs’ business over breach of purchase agreement, along with an award of all attorneys’ fees and costs.
ICON Internet Competence Network v. Travelocity.com LP (Northern District of Texas & United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit): Obtained Federal Circuit affirmance of summary judgment of non-infringement for Travelocity in patent infringement lawsuit involving web site systems for generating a virtual reality scene, where the plaintiff sought damages of over $25 million. The plaintiff eventually assigned its patents to Travelocity to end the lawsuit.
Joshua J. Eisner v. Teletech Services Corporation (Western District of Missouri): Obtained dismissal with prejudice of claims against defendant Teletech Services Corporation in case involving class-action lawsuit alleging violations of Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Landmark Technology, LLC v. Assurant, Inc. (Eastern District of Texas): Obtained Magistrate Judge’s Report & Recommendation to grant Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss based on asserted patent’s failure to claim patent-eligible subject matter under § 101.
E2E Processing, Inc. v. Cabela’s Incorporated (Eastern District of Texas): Obtained dismissal with prejudice of Cabela’s in case involving end-to-end processing technology.