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Richard A. Kamprath

Dallas Office
Dallas Office

300 Crescent Court
Suite 1500
Dallas, TX 75201
TEL: 214.978.4210 FAX: 214.978.4044

Richard Kamprath is an associate in the Dallas office of McKool Smith.  His practice focuses on intellectual property and commercial litigation.  Prior to joining the firm, Richard clerked for The Honorable Jorge Solis in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas where he contributed to a variety of civil and criminal matters.  

While attending law school, he worked at the Dallas County Public Defender's Office, the Texas Attorney General's Office, and a civil litigation firm where he gained extensive experience in motion practice, trial, and appellate work. 

Prior to attending law school, Richard worked as an electrical engineer for an oilfield services company in its Research and Development facility where he designed circuits for both Wireline and LWD downhole tools. 

During his graduate work at Texas A&M, Richard studied analog and mixed-signal circuit design and wrote his thesis on impedance matching techniques for Ethernet communication systems.  He also taught labs in microelectronics and digital circuit design. 

Representative Matters

  • ParkerVision, Inc. v. Qualcomm Inc. (M.D.F.L.)  Richard represented ParkerVision in a patent infringement lawsuit involving numerous patents related to direct conversion receiver technology for use in high-performance wireless telecommunications devices.
  • Summit 6 LLC v. Research in Motion, et al. (N.D.T.X.)  Richard represented Summit 6 in a patent infringement lawsuit against Research in Motion, Facebook, Samsung, Multiply, and Photobucket involving internet photograph uploading technology.
  • Ericsson v. Samsung (ITC), Richard represented Ericsson in a Section 337 action against Samsung involving several patents coving the direct conversion receiver technology and carrier signal modulation techniques. 


  • "Patent Reversion: An Employee-Inventor's Second Bite at the Apple," 11 Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property 186, 2012.
  • "Patent Pleading Standards After Iqbal: Applying Infringement Contentions as a Guide," 13 SMU Science & Technology Law Review 301, 2010.
  • "Chinese Patent Law Research Guide," Foreign Law Research Guide, 2010.