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Haynes and Boone

Clint Wilkins, Ph. D.

Clint Wilkins, Ph. D.



  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Office Trials

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Haynes and Boone
Texas, U.S.A.

Clint Wilkins focuses primarily on patent law and leverages his extensive technical knowledge and experience in electrical engineering to assist clients with inter partes reviews (IPRs), patent litigation, patent preparation and prosecution, and related counseling. He advises clients in a variety of technical areas, including telecommunications, consumer electronics, and medical devices. His practice includes counseling senior management of emerging technology companies at various stages of maturity to help manage all aspects of their intellectual property needs.

Clint has handled the complete life cycle of numerous IPRs for both petitioners and patent owners from institution to final written decision and, thereafter, appeal to the Federal Circuit. Technologies in his IPRs have spanned wireless protocols, error-control coding, multi-antenna/MIMO systems, radio-frequency circuits, medical devices, and anti-counterfeit lottery tickets. He has experience with complex wireless communications technology and associated signal processing, such as that used in modern smartphones, having conducted research and development in these areas during graduate school and while working in a corporate laboratory.

Before law school, Clint worked for more than five years as an engineer for a large wireless equipment manufacturer in its corporate research and development labs in suburban Chicago. His projects involved research, development, proof of concept, and 3GPP standardization activities directed toward cellular phones and base stations. He is a co-inventor of four U.S. patents and has published numerous articles in IEEE journals and conferences. Through his experience as a graduate student researcher, engineer, and patent attorney, he is familiar with many of the major wireless technologies of the last 25 years, including those developed within 3GPP standards (including GSM, EDGE, UMTS, and LTE), and those developed within IEEE standards (including 802.11).

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2008


J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2008
Electrical Engineer, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Clemson University, 1999, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Electrical Engineer, M.S., Electrical Engineering, Clemson University, 1996, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Electrical Engineer, B.S., Electrical Engineering, Clemson University, 1994, summa cum laude; W.M. Riggs Award (to the most outstanding senior in electrical engineering at Clemson University)
Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property | Intellectual Property Litigation | Patent Litigation | Patent Office Trials | Patent Prosecution and Counseling | Technology and Intellectual Property Appeals

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