Danielle (DJ) Healey has been litigating complex cases in federal, state courts, and agencies, and handling licensing, antitrust, mediation and arbitration matters for over 34 years. She has focused on patent litigation and related antitrust and tort claims since 1994.
Ms. Healey has tried cases in the federal and state 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 USPTO, 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 an active speaker and author on trade secret, patent extraterritorial liability, patent damages, IP related antitrust law, arbitration and mediation. She 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.
Fish Litigation Blog
July 2, 2019
Pre-Enactment Conduct and the DTSA
Authors: DJ Healey, Khanh V. Nguyen
June 20, 2019
Fish & Richardson Receives Top “Gold” Ranking from IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation Practice
May 21, 2019
Fish & Richardson Receives Top “Band 1” National Rankings for Intellectual Property and ITC Practices in Chambers USA 2019
March 4, 2019
Fish & Richardson Receives Top “Band 1” 2019 Rankings for Intellectual Property and ITC Practices from Chambers Global
September 26th, 2019
Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA) Fall Institute
May 22, 2019
Fish & Richardson Announces 32 Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
May 20, 2019
Fish & Richardson Attorneys Danielle (DJ) Healey and Dr. Tasha Francis Honored as “Influential Women in IP” by World Intellectual Property Review
March 29, 2019
DJ Healey Authors Article in Bloomberg Law, "INSIGHT: Prepping a Client for Mediation"
September 12, 2018
Fish & Richardson Senior Principal Danielle Healey Named 2018 “Women Who Mean Business” Honoree by Houston Business Journal
August 15, 2018
47 Fish Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 List
June 14, 2018
Fish Receives Top “Gold” Ranking from IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation Practice
June 6, 2018
DJ Healey Quoted in Law360 article, "LGBT Pride: Weighing The State Of Equality In The Law"