Ms. Healey has been litigating complex cases in Federal and State Courts and arbitration for nearly 30 years. She has focused on patent litigation and related antitrust and tort claims since 1994. Ms. 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. She 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. Ms. 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). Ms. 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.
Ms. Healey has been involved in negotiating patent licenses in the semiconductor and software industries, she has represented clients in dealing with obligations and licensing in standard-setting organizations, she has been general counsel to a standard setting group, and she has litigated the substantive and anticompetitive effects of licenses in court, in arbitration, and in administrative agencies.
Ms. 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 her work.
Ms. Healey graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1985 with honors, and Brown University in 1982. Ms. Healey served as law clerk to the Honorable James DeAnda, United States District Judge, Southern District of Texas, from 1985-1987.
Ms. 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 she lives in the Houston area. Prior to opening Fish & Richardson’s Houston Office, Ms. Healey was a partner in the patent litigation section of an international law firm, and previously was a partner in her 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.
July 24, 2017
Fish & Richardson Receives Top “Gold” Ranking from IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation Practice
November 20th, 2013
Fish Litigation Webinar Series: INSIGHTS - Injunctive Relief for Standard-Essential Patents
October 27th, 2011
University Of Texas Advanced Patent Law Seminar
November 28th, 2012
Patent Multi-District Litigation in the Wake of America Invents Act 2012
August 2nd, 2012
8th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Course
November 1st, 2012
17th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute
October 29th, 2012
Current Issues in IP Licensing
November 8th, 2011 | 2:00 pm EST
Webinar IPO"s Webinar Series on Current Topics in IP
September 25th, 2011
Federal Circuit-Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference
February 17th, 2012
Riding The Waves Of Change
February 18th, 2011
University of Texas School of Law Intellectual Property Symposium
May 23rd, 2013
26th Annual Technology Law Conference