Jeffrey R. Bragalone
A founder of Bragalone Conroy PC, Jeff's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on patent and other intellectual property matters, and technology-related cases. Jeff has a wide variety of experience, including litigation involving semiconductors, database software, wireless communications, voice coding, and DRAM patents.
Jeff also has significant experience in the areas of trade secrets, software licensing, trademark, copyright and trade dress litigation. Before forming Bragalone Conroy PC, Jeff was a name partner in a Dallas intellectual property boutique, and a partner at McKool Smith, P.C.
B.A., honors program, University of Kansas, 1984
J.D., with honors, University of Texas School of Law, 1987
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
Supreme Court of Texas
Texas State Courts
American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters' "Super Lawyers" Edition (2003-2014)
"Best Lawyers in Dallas" – Business Litigation (D Magazine
"Best Lawyers in Dallas" – Intellectual Property Litigation (D Magazine
"The Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas" (D Magazine
"Outstanding Young Lawyer for Dallas County" (Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
"President's Award of Merit" for public service to the State of Texas (Texas Young Lawyers Association
Barrister, Patrick Higginbotham Inn of the American Inns of Court (1994-1997)
Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
Dallas Bar Foundation
Dallas Theater Center, Board of Trustees (2012 to present)
Director, Texas Young Lawyers Association (1996-2000)
Co-Chair, Dallas Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference Committee (2005, 2006)
CLE Advisory Committee of the Southwestern Legal Foundation (1998-2002)
Institute for Law and Technology, Executive Committee (2014-2015)
Trials and Tribulations -- How to Win When It Comes to Litigation: Jurisdictional and Venue Considerations in Adversary Proceedings
Presented at the Seminar "Best Practices in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases," Center for American and International Law, April 1, 2005
Class Action Update
Presented at the Advanced Civil Litigation Seminar, University of Houston Law Foundation, April 2003
Confidentiality Agreements: Obtaining, Contesting, and Enforcing Them
Presented at the Advanced Civil Discovery Seminar, University of Houston Law Foundation, April 12 and April 26, 2002
Effective Discovery Strategies: Asking for What You Want, Getting What You Need, and Reducing Discovery Expenses
Presented at the Advanced Civil Discovery Seminar, University of Houston Law Foundation, May 31 and June 7, 2001
Interpreting IT Cases for the Trier-Of-Fact
Presented at Mealey's IT Systems Failure Litigation Seminar, New Orleans, March 2001
Discovery Strategies Under the New Rules
Presented at the Advanced Litigation and Trial Tactics Course, University of Houston Law Foundation, May 11 and May 18, 2000
Winning With Technology -- The "Paperless Litigation"
Presented at LegalTech `99 Seminar (Dallas), September 9, 1999
- Represented Xicor LLC in trade secret litigation in California state court against a major manufacturer and licensor of flash DRAM technology. Following the Court's ruling that Xicor had properly delineated numerous misappropriated trade secrets, the case settled favorably to Xicor LLC at mediation.
- Multiple patent litigation cases prosecuted on behalf of Software Tree, LLC against companies such as Red Hat, Inc. and Oracle Corporation relating to open-source software products. All resolved favorably prior to trial.
- Argued the Federal Circuit appeal of United Access Technologies v. Earthlink for the Appellant; now on remand to the district court.
- Patent infringement litigation for a major University on a patent for predictive text algorithms. The litigation involved every manufacturer of mobile phone handsets, and obtained public, multi-million dollar licenses for the University.
- Multiple representations of Charter Communications against the Recording Industry Association of America in its precedent-setting, successful challenge to the constitutionality of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The Recording Industry Assn of America v. Charter Communications, Inc., 393 F.3d 771 (8th Cir. 2005).
- Obtained a world-wide injunction on behalf of the Cisco Systems in Cisco Systems, Inc. v. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., No. 2:03 CV 027 (TJW) (E.D. Tex. 2003), a win that was profiled in the August 2003 issue of The American Lawyer, "Big Suits."
- In the high-profile Ericsson v. Qualcomm patent infringement litigation, Jeff participated in the first Markman hearing ever held in the Eastern District of Texas. Shortly after the landmark one-week Markman hearing, the case settled favorably to the client.
- Successfully argued a precedent-setting case under the Racketeering and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. See Nolen v. Nucentrix Broadband Networks, Inc., 293 F.3d 926 (5th Cir. 2002), cert. denied, 2002 U.S. LEXIS 8721.
- Obtained a take-nothing judgment in favor of a custom software designer following a ten-day arbitration trial in a multi-million dollar breach of contract and fraud case. Merritt, Hawkins, & Associates v. BDO Seidman, L.L.P., Cause No. DV99-315-K in the District Court of Dallas County, Texas, 192nd Judicial District.
- In Monosite, Inc., v. Northern Technologies, Inc., Civil Action No. 98 CA 173 (W.D. Tex. 2001), obtained a significant settlement in a dispute regarding theft of trade secrets, patent infringement, and misappropriation of business opportunity regarding cellular telephony structures.
- In Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company v. Radiodetection Ltd. and Radiodetection Corporation, Civil Action No. 3-97-CV-1157-P (N.D. Tex., Dallas Division), represented 3M in a dispute over patent infringement and theft of trade secrets regarding radiodetection devices and obtained an favorable settlement and license on behalf of the client.
- In REM Chemicals, Inc. v. The Stanley Works, Civil Action No. 396 CV 2167-T (N. D. Tex., Dallas Division), obtained a consent judgment and payment of all attorney's fees in a theft of trade secrets and patent infringement case regarding misappropriation of vibratory finishing process for hand tools.