George Fishback Jr. is an Associate at McKool Smith’s Austin office. His practice focuses on patent and intellectual property-related litigations. Prior to joining the firm, George interned for the Honorable Lee Yeakel, District Judge at the U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Texas, Austin, TX.

During his education at The University of Texas School of Law, George was a member of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal and Texas Intellectual Property Law Society. In addition, he worked in the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic where he provided transactional business law representation to entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, and community groups.

In his free time, George volunteered for multiple programs. At the “Texas Here to Stay DACA Clinic,” he assisted undocumented students with their application to renew Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. For the “Texas Law Expunction Project,” he volunteered to draft petitions and orders for expunction or nondisclosure of criminal records.


Rankings & Honors

  • Ranked among the Top 100 Most Active Attorneys Representing Patent owners and Top Performing Attorneys Representing Patent Owners in Patexia's PTAB Intelligence Report (2023)

Media & Events



George Fishback, How the Wolf of Wall Street Shaped the Internet: A Review of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, 28 Tex. Intell. Prop. L. J. 275 (2020)


J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2020

  • Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, Member
  • Texas Intellectual Property Law Society, Member

B.A., Chemistry, Kalamazoo College, 2017

Court Admissions

  • The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • The U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
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