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McKool Smith announced that litigation star Ryan McBeth has joined the firm as a Principal in its Houston office. Ryan focuses on intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on patent, trade secret, and trademark disputes. There has been extensive coverage of the announcement.

"...Ryan McBeth has joined the firm as a Houston-based principal who focuses on intellectual property. McBeth earlier practiced at Bracewell."

"A former Bracewell LLP patent litigator has joined McKool Smith as a patent litigator in Houston, the firm announced Thursday.
Ryan McBeth spent nearly five years at Bracewell, most recently as senior counsel, before joining Dallas-headquartered McKool Smith this month."

"McKool Smith has added Ryan McBeth as a principal in its Houston office. He joins the firm from Bracewell. McBeth was a computer engineer at IBM before beginning his law career. His practice has focused on patent, trade secret and trademark disputes in industries ranging from computer hardware and software to oil and gas downhole tools and wellsite surface systems."

"Ryan McBeth, an accomplished patent litigator, has joined McKool Smith as a principal in the firm’s Houston office. McBeth, a former computer engineer for IBM, will focus on intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on patent, trade- secret and trademark disputes, the firm announced."

"...trial firm McKool Smith hired patent litigator and former computer engineer at IBM Ryan McBeth from Bracewell as a principal in Houston."

"McKool Smith hired patent litigation lawyer Ryan McBeth, a former engineer and inventor, as principal in its Houston office. He joins from Bracewell."

"McKool Smith, one of the nation’s leading trial firms, has announced that litigation star Ryan McBeth has joined the firm as a partner in its Houston office. McBeth focuses on intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on patent, trade secret, and trademark disputes.

McBeth is well-versed in disputes involving a broad range of complex technologies, including oil and gas downhole tools, wellsite surface systems, computer hardware and software, wireless communications systems, and other commercial and consumer systems. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, oil field services providers, computer manufacturers, and industry leaders across sectors. He has handled disputes in district courts across the country, including matters before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and inter partes review matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office"

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