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Michael D. Pegues
Michael Pegues has 20 years experience in complex business litigation, with an emphasis on patent litigation. He has also litigated cases involving copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. Mr. Pegues actively consults and works closely with various types of clients on matters of protecting and enhancing the economic value of their intellectual property. Mr. Pegues is a former judicial clerk for the Honorable Richard A. Schell of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Representation of several financial institutions in a patent infringement matter regarding networked systems used to place restrictions or limitations on accounts in real time.
Representation of banking institutions in a patent infringement matter regarding data encryption software which banks utilize to facilitate electronic funds transfers and online bill-pay applications.
Representation of a national medical provider in the defense of its invention related to the planning and execution of spinal surgery.
Representation of national retailers in a patent infringing matter regarding the use of networked point of sale equipment.
Representation of a telecommunication company in a patent infringement matter that regarding the transmission of information over networked systems.
Representation of a national provider of cellular transmission devices in the protection of its technology through patenting, licensing and pursuing local and national infringement actions.
Representation of a national manufacturer of lighting and ceiling fan fixtures against various claims of patent, copyright, and trade dress infringement.
Representation of a software company in the protection of its intellectual property rights and in defense of antitrust claims.
Representation of a major recording company, Grammy award winning songwriters, award winning artist and publishing companies in the successful defense of alleged copyright infringement claims.
Design and implementation trademark enforcement programs for entertainment companies.
Prosecution of multi-million dollar copyright infringement and theft of trade secrets litigation involving three Fortune 500 companies concerning the design and development of a complex computer software project.
Defense of the president of a local medical technology company in a $48 million patent infringement suit.
Representation of local, regional and national businesses in intellectual property litigation involving claims of unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, trade dress, trademark, copyright and patent infringement.
Publications and Speeches
"A Snapshot of the New USPTO Dallas Office," Law360, December 2012.
"Northern District of Texas Patent Pilot Program and Local Patent Rules" Dallas Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section, November 2012.
Commencement speaker for the Southern Methodist University Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering class of 2012.
“Expansion of Priority Examination Program for Patent Applications Now Available," Bloomberg Intellectual Property Law Report, February 2012.
"T.S. Tech and the Road Out of Marshall, Texas," 13th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute, Austin, Texas, October 2009.
"Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Licensing," State Bar of Texas, 2009 Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, June 2009.
"Debate: Design Patents after Egyptian Goddess," 22nd Annual Intellectual Property Law Advanced Course, San Antonio, Texas, March 2009.
Panelist, "Top 10 Do's and Don'ts for Patent Trial Practice," 12th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute, Austin, Texas, October 2008.
"A Year with eBay: A Survey of Discretionary Injunctions," American Intellectual Property Law Association 2007 Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., October 2007.
Member, Northern District of Texas Patent Rules Task Force, 2006.
Session Moderator, 44th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, The Center for American and International Law, Institute for Law and Technology, Patent Prosecution Session, November 2006.
Moderator, 44th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, The Center for American and International Law, Institute for Law and Technology, "Practical Considerations in Developing a Global Patent Portfolio," November 2006.
Panelist, "Strategies from Both Sides of the 'v': Litigating Multi-Defendant Cases," Annual Meeting, State Bar of Texas, Austin, June 2006.
Moderator, Imagine, Interact, Inspire Dinner Sponsored by the DBA IP Law Section and the Paul Brown Inn of Court, April 2006.
Graduation Speaker, St. Anthony's School, Dallas, Texas, May 2006.
Keynote Founder's Day address speaker for the Texas Council of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. – 2005.
J.D., Tulane Law School, 1991
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University, 1984
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of Texas
The St. Mark's School of Texas, Board of Trustees, 2008-Present
Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn Inn of Court, Master
Southern Methodist University, School of Engineering, Executive Board, 2002-Present
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Immediate Past General Counsel
African American Museum, Dallas, Texas, General Counsel, 1996-Present
Dallas County, Texas, Judicial Nominating Commission, 2005-2008
Northern District of Texas Patent Rules Task Force, Member, 2006
Judicial Clerk, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Intellectual Property Litigation Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008
Thomson Reuters, Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-2007, 2011-2014
Best Lawyers of Dallas, D Magazine, 2007 and 2008
Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Rating
Inaugural African American Dynamic Lawyers, Eclipse Magazine, 2006
Southern Methodist University's School of Engineering's Hall of Leaders' Emerging Leader Award, 2006
2012 Sam Winstead Volunteer of the Year Award for the Town North YMCA of Dallas, Texas