Doug Kubehl is the head of the intellectual property department in the firm’s Dallas office. His practice focuses on complex patent litigation and licensing in courts throughout the country as well as Europe and Japan. According to Chambers USA, 2015, Mr. Kubehl is regarded as a "very insightful, strategic lawyer," and as an "excellent advocate and team leader." IAM Patent 1000 (2015), describes Mr. Kubehl as a “dyed-in-the-wool litigator” and reports that his peers “hail his rare combination of ‘immense technical expertise and first-rate advocacy skills.” IAM relates that Mr. Kubehl’s clients appreciate that “[h]e never raises an issue without also presenting a well-thought-out solution.”
Mr. Kubehl has obtained several findings of noninfringement and invalidity as a matter of law, often being nominated to present on behalf of a group of multiple defendants. In one recent case brought against multiple major wireless carriers, all of the separately-represented carrier defendants elected Mr. Kubehl to argue the Markman hearing at the trial court, which resulted in a favorable ruling and a stipulation of noninfringement with respect to all defendants’ accused products. The carrier defendants also elected Mr. Kubehl to argue the case before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which resulted in a summary affirmance on all grounds. Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Kubehl has deep experience in negotiating complex technology agreements. This experience is invaluable when settling infringement suits on terms most favorable to our clients.
Mr. Kubehl is a registered patent attorney with degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and experience involving a variety of technologies, including electronics, telecommunications services, Internet technologies, wireless and wireline networking equipment and software, computer hardware and software, semiconductors and optical systems and components. He has considerable experience in the valuation and strategic development of IP portfolios. This experience, along with his work in evaluating and negotiating patent license agreements, gives Mr. Kubehl a broad perspective that facilitates the best possible resolutions to our clients’ multi-faceted needs.