Richard Kamprath is a Principal in the Dallas office of McKool Smith. Richard is a trial lawyer who specializes in patent infringement and high-technology cases. He has had success for his clients in numerous jurisdictions including a $172 million dollar jury verdict against Qualcomm, a $15 million jury verdict against Samsung, and two exclusion orders in the International Trade Commission against Comcast. Richard has played a key role in these cases, both directing and crossing witnesses on the stand, and coming up with trial strategy. Richard’s practice also includes creating and implementing global litigation strategies to maximize his clients’ portfolio values of both SEP and implementation patents. He has been recognized by multiple publications as a Rising Star in patent litigation for the past several years.
Richard has successfully represented both patentees and accused infringers in myriad technology areas including hardware (RF, analog, and digital), software, cellular, WiFi, security, encryption, and device fabrication technologies.
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. 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.
- Rovi/TiVo v. Comcast, et al. (SDNY, ITC) Represented Rovi/TiVo in a patent infringement dispute against Comcast, Arris, and Technicolor involving interactive program guides and related functionality.
- Nokia v. Apple. (EDTX, ITC) Represented Nokia in a global licensing dispute against Apple involving H.264 video compression technology and LTE technology.
- Ericsson v. Apple. (EDTX, NDCA, ITC, PTAB) Represented Ericsson in a global, portfolio-wide, FRAND licensing dispute against Apple involving LTE technology.
- ParkerVision Inc. v. Qualcomm Inc., et al. (MDFL) Represented ParkerVision in a patent infringement lawsuit against Qualcomm, Samsung, and HTC involving patents related to radio-frequency transmitter technology, digital signal processing and baseband technology, and protocol conversion technology for use in wireless telecommunications devices.
- Odyssey Wireless v. Apple, et al. (EDNC) Represented Odyssey Wireless against Apple, Samsung, LG, and Motorola in a patent infringement lawsuit involving technology related to the LTE standard including frequency hopping and carrier aggregation.
- Summit 6 LLC v. Apple, et al. (NDTX) Represented Summit 6 in a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple, Twitter, HTC, LG, and Motorola involving digital content processing and uploading technology.
- Rockstar Consortium v. Samsung, et al. (EDTX, NDCA) Represented Rockstar in a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung, ASUS, LG, HTC, Pantech, ZTE, and Google involving patents related to software and radio-frequency electromagnetic shielding technology for use in wireless telecommunications devices.
- ParkerVision Inc. v. Qualcomm Inc. (MDFL) 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. (NDTX) Represented Summit 6 in a patent infringement lawsuit against Research in Motion, Facebook, Samsung, Multiply, and Photobucket involving digital content processing and uploading technology.
- Ericsson v. Samsung. (ITC) Represented Ericsson in a Section 337 action against Samsung involving several patents coving the direct conversion receiver technology and carrier signal modulation techniques.
Rankings & Honors
- Named among the Top 20 Most Active and Performing Attorneys Representing Complainants by the Patexia ITC Intelligence Report, 2023
- Recognized by Best Lawyers in America as "Ones to Watch" for Commercial and IP, 2021-2023
- Named by his peers to the list of Super Lawyers since 2016
United States District Court, Northern Division (Non-Appropriated Fund Committee Member, 2016-2018
Media & Events
- 31 McKool Smith principals recognized in the 2023 Edition of "Best Lawyers in America" and 13 attorneys recognized in "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch"08.17.2022
- Richard Kamprath quoted in Bloomberg Law’s article, “Homes, Cars & IP: The Valuation Method Intriguing Patent Lawyers”12.16.2021
- 17 McKool Smith principals recognized in the 2022 Edition of "Best Lawyers in America" and 11 attorneys recognized in "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch"08.19.2021
- City of San Francisco and other Municipalities prevailed with Court of Appeals' denial of Exxon's Rule 202 Petition06.26.2020
- "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)
J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2011
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2007
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2004
- Hon. Jorge Solis, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
- State of Texas
- The U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- The U.S. Supreme Court
- Federal Circuit Bar Association
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association
- Dallas Bar Association
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers