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Thomas H. Reger II

Principal

Dallas, TX
214-292-4084
reger@fr.com
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Background

Described in IAM Magazine as the “last man standing in infringement duels in jurisdictions nationwide,” Tom Reger argues patent and other intellectual property cases in state and federal courts, as well as the ITC. With this litigation experience and a computer science degree from Texas A&M University, Tom manages all aspects of the case from the complaint through trial, whether as a defendant or a plaintiff. Successfully representing defendants in U.S. districts across the country, Tom has won summary judgments of invalidity and patent exhaustion and obtained jury verdicts of non-infringement. And in representing plaintiffs, he has won jury verdicts of infringement, willfulness, and false marking and brought numerous cases involving standard essential patents and FRAND issues. At the ITC, Tom has invalidated asserted patents before the ALJ and the Commission, as well as successfully presented public interest, domestic industry, and other defenses at the evidentiary hearing.

Tom also participated in the Lawyer on Loan program through the Dallas County District Attorney’s office. During his tenure as an Assistant District Attorney, he picked the jury or led the prosecution in more than 15 jury trials.

In addition to his litigation experience, Tom has technical experience as a patent prosecutor and as a software engineer.  His particular focus was in algorithm analysis, optimization, and other software design.  He is well-versed in many computer languages (including Java, C, C++, SQL, HTML, COBOL, and Assembler), as well as operating systems, hardware platforms, and databases.

Education

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law 2001
SMU Law Review


B.S., Texas A&M University 1995
Computer Science

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2001
  • Texas 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas 2005
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas 2002
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas 2009

Other Distinctions

Fellow in the Texas Bar Foundation.

Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Named by IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners as one of the “top patent practitioners” in Texas for litigation in 2012201320142015, 2016, and 2017.

Named a “Texas Rising Star” by Super Lawyers 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Member of The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court.

“Current and Recurrent Ethical Issues in Intellectual Property Practice” keynote speaker at University of Texas’ 10th Annual Intellectual Property Symposium hosted by Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, 2009.

Commissioned as Officer in the U.S. Army Reserves in December 1995.

Tom has been married to Nicole Reger for 15 years, and they have two children.

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