Ari Rafilson is a principal in the Dallas office of McKool Smith. Mr. Rafilson represents plaintiffs and defendants, including universities, research institutes, software companies, and patent-licensing firms in complex patent disputes and licensing matters. His experience includes a broad range of technologies such as integrated circuits, video streaming, magnetic resonance imaging, object relational mapping software, and mobile, motion-sensing, display, and internet search technologies, among others. Mr. Rafilson is a graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law and earned a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Bradley University

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J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 2007

B.S., magna cum laude, Computer Information Systems, Bradley University, 1988

Court Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Bar Associations

  • Texas State Bar
    Dallas Bar Association

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