Daniel L. Schmid
Mr. Schmid’s practice focuses on all aspects of patent litigation. He has experience with infringement and invalidity contentions, claim construction and Markman hearings; mediations; preparation of expert reports; depositions of expert and fact witnesses; and drafting and negotiating license agreements. Mr. Schmid was named a “Texas Rising Star” in 2017.
Mr. Schmid has also prosecuted patents in a range of technical disciplines, including software, mechanical, and biomedical applications, has handled a patent licensing dispute in the Delaware Court of Chancery, and has experience in copyright and antitrust litigation.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Schmid worked as a Research Engineer for The University of Texas Center for Electromechanics. His work there focused on the commercialization and development of an oil extraction process for the production of algal biofuels.
Educational & Professional Background
- The University of Texas School of Law (J.D. 2014), Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, Vice-President of the Intellectual Property Law Society
- The University of Texas at Austin (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Business Foundations Minor, 2010)
- Judicial Intern to The Honorable Caroline M. Craven of the Eastern District of Texas, 2012
Licenses & Admissions
- Licensed to practice in Texas
- United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas
- Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Austin Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
Intellectual Property Litigation
- No Magic, Inc. v. Thales E-Security., et al. (Eastern District of Texas): Serves as counsel for a plaintiff software company in patent litigation relating to data encryption against several manufacturers of hardware security modules.
- ComCam International, Inc. v. AT&T Corp., et al. (Eastern District of Texas): Serves as counsel for a plaintiff company in patent litigation relating to video-based monitoring systems against several manufacturers and providers of home security systems.
- Futurevision.com, LLC. v. Time Warner Cable, Inc.., et al. (Eastern District of Texas and the District of Delaware): Served as counsel for a plaintiff software company in patent litigation relating to interactive television against several providers of cable television services.
- Microlog Corp. v. InContact, Inc.., et al. (District of Delaware): Served as counsel for a plaintiff software company in patent litigation relating to call center software against several providers of call center services and manufacturers of call center systems.
- In re Dental Supplies Antitrust Litigation (Eastern District of New York): Serves as counsel for plaintiff in proposed class action on behalf of dental practices and laboratories against the three largest dental supply and equipment distributors in the United States, alleging the distributors fixed price margins, pressured manufacturers to boycott competitors, and agreed not to poach each other’s employees.