David J. Healey

USA: Texas

Fish & Richardson
1221 McKinney Street
Suite 2800
Houston, TX 77010

Tel: 713-654-5310
Fax: 713-654-5300

Email: healey@fr.com
Web: www.fr.com

Mr. Healey has been litigating complex cases in Federal and State Courts for twenty-five years, and has been focused on patent litigation and related antitrust and tort claims since 1994. Mr. 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. He 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. Mr. Healey has been actively involved in planning and executing multi-jurisdictional strategies involving courts in the U.S. and Europe, and administrative agencies (including re-examination in the US PTO, invalidity and declaratory judgment actions in Europe, and state regulatory matters). Mr. Healey has worked on patent and antitrust issues with the Federal Trade Commission, and has represented clients patent related competition matters before the Federal Trade Commission as well as the European Union.

Mr. Healey has put substantial effort recently into ways to better manage patent litigation to reduce costs and the internal burden on clients. He has successfully developed strategies for dealing with non-practicing entities to defend patent claims quickly and cheaply.

Mr. Healey has been involved in negotiating patent licenses in the semiconductor and software industries, he has represented clients in dealing with obligations and licensing in standard-setting organizations, and he has litigated the substantive and anticompetitive effects of licenses in court, in arbitration, and in administrative agencies.

Mr. 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 his work. Additionally, he is the author of Patent Math, a blog that regularly discusses patent business and legal strategies; he can be followed at www.patentmath.com.

Mr. Healey graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1985 with honors, and Brown University in 1982. Mr. Healey served as law clerk to the Honorable James DeAnda, United States District Judge, Southern District of Texas, from 1985-1987.

Mr. Healey has been active in the State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Committee, the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association, and community projects where he lives in the Houston area. Prior to opening Fish & Richardson’s Houston Office, Mr. Healey was a partner in the patent litigation section of an international law firm, and previously was a partner in his own patent litigation boutique firm, as well as a national patent litigation boutique firm in Houston, Texas.

The world’s leading companies have one thing in common: innovative products and services. That’s why they turn to Fish — the global leader in intellectual property litigation. With 12 offices across the US and in Munich, Germany, Fish protects clients’ most valuable IP business assets around the globe. We’ve earned our elite position by consistently winning the most important, technically sophisticated, bet-the-company patent cases for such clients as Microsoft, 3M, Bose, Samsung, LG, Allergan, Bank of America, and Smith & Nephew.

Our clients tell us that it is the depth and breadth of our technical expertise, combined with our proven trial skills and strong industry knowledge, which make Fish their first choice for patent litigation. But one of our greatest strengths is providing long-term plans and solutions for clients, not just litigation advice. Making strategic decisions up front saves clients’ money and helps ensure a successful outcome.

Winning track record at all levels of the judicial system

Our record speaks for itself. Fish handles approximately 230 percent more patent cases than our nearest competitor but with the same number of people. Most important, we win the largest cases, worth billions of dollars and with whole businesses often on the line. That is why more Fortune 100 companies in the world trust Fish—over any other firm—to handle their mission-critical IP litigation.

For the past ten years, Corporate Counsel has named us the #1 patent litigation firm. U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® recently announced Fish as the IP Litigation “Law Firm of the Year”, and Managing Intellectual Property has recognized us with “Tier 1” IP rankings for Patent Litigation, to name a few honors that set us apart from the rest.

We can handle everything and are, quite simply, the absolute best at what we do.

Deep Knowledge, Seasoned Trial Lawyers, Big Wins

Fish has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists practicing IP strategy and counseling, IP litigation, and commercial litigation. More than 300 attorneys have degrees in science or technology. Add to that the 76 PhDs on our staff, and you get a law firm with unmatched expertise in virtually every technology area. Our deep bench includes more than 70 former law clerks and over 25 former Federal Circuit clerks with in-depth knowledge of these courts, giving us an insider’s edge.

Our litigation teams include top-notch patent prosecutors who have a deep understanding of clients’ technologies, potential prior art, patent laws and rules, and the fine distinctions between claims. Together, we develop creative and winning litigation strategies that other firms would never think of.

In recent years, we have tried more than 20 percent of all the patent cases that were tried to verdict in the United States. Unlike some firms that build a practice around a single rock-star trial lawyer who tries every patent case, our attorneys have expertise in the most complex patent cases at every stage of the litigation: from Markman hearings and motions for summary judgment to trial and appeal.

There is no other firm that can match the quality, breadth, depth, and dominance of our IP litigation practice. This is why Fish wins so many significant cases day in and day out, and is often at the forefront of developing new case law.

Fish & Richardson is an international law firm dedicated to intellectual property, litigation, and technology law. Founded in 1878, the firm has represented some of the greatest inventors of all time, including Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and the Wright brothers. Recognized as a world leader in intellectual property, the firm has 11 offices in the United States and one in Germany.
The breadth and depth of Fish’s expertise set it apart from both general practice firms and IP boutique practices. With a superior reputation for consistent, high-quality work in all its practice areas, Fish serves the needs of diverse clients ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations to world-renowned academic and research institutions. Our team includes over 400 attorneys and technology specialists, over 70 of whom have PhDs across a broad spectrum of industries and technologies, and we have legal staff trained in virtually every technical field.
David Healey is considered by sources to be a fine lawyer who is easy to work with. He is a much-admired patent litigator, and is also sought after to negotiate license agreements, often with regard to software and electronics patents.
Chambers USA, 2014