EDUCATION


  •  Baylor University (Bachelor’s Degree in Biology)
    •  GTE Southwest Athletic Conference Academic Honor Team
  •  Baylor University (Masters of Science in Biology)
  •  University of Texas Health Science Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (Ph.D. in Biomedical Science)
    •  National Institute of Health (“NIH”) Fellow
  •  University of Houston Law Center (J.D., cum laude)



MEMBERSHIPS AND BAR ADMISSIONS



  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of Texas
  • United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit



FOCUS OF PRACTICE

   David is a successful litigation and transactional attorney with a broad combination of legal and technical skills in patent, trademark and trade secret litigation; Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings; strategic patent portfolio management and prosecution; product clearance; invalidity and non-infringement opinions; technology licensing, as well as confidentiality and joint venture agreements. David is also a certified mediator and can be engaged as a neutral-mediator to aid parties in finding a resolution to their dispute outside of the courtroom.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS


  • Involved in numerous bench and jury trials as well as appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Certified Mediator – A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center
  • Involved in many post-grant proceedings such as IPR proceedings
  • Secured numerous favorable litigation resolutions, including multi-million-dollar damages awards for plaintiffs
  • Secured multiple take-nothing walk away agreements and early stage summary judgment rulings for defendants
  • Member of the Texas State Bar Advanced Patent Litigation Planning Committee, 2014-2017
  • Member of the American Bar Association Patent System Policy Committee, 2011
  • American Bar Association Vice-Chair for the Special Committee on Biotechnology, Chemistry, Medicine and Pharmacology, 2010-2012
  • Obtained Early Stage Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement for client in the Northern District of California
  • Successfully settled a dispute with the Business Software Alliance (“BSA”) on behalf of client for a small fraction of the BSA’s original damage assessment
  • Instituted company-wide intellectual property protection programs for several major oil field services companies
  • Presented multiple CLE presentations in corporate and academic settings, covering a wide variety of intellectual property related topics including: prefiling considerations in patent litigation, electronic discovery, false marking, trade secret protection programs, patent prosecution and inequitable conduct
  • Recognized professionally as a “Texas Rising Star”, Texas Monthly 2009 and 2010



TECHNOLOGY AREAS

    David’s expertise includes a broad array of technologies. Specifically, David is recognized as a distinguished legal advocate (with advanced scientific knowledge), for having achieved successful and significant favorable outcomes for clients in oil and gas, mechanical, chemical, computer, and biotechnology industries.

David K. Wooten

Partner

​Houston, Texas
Phone: 713.622.7005
Fax: 713.622.0220

Email: dwooten@tumeyllp.com

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