IP Trial Lawyer Joins Winstead


AUSTIN, TX., February 21, 2024 - Winstead PC, a leading Texas-based law firm with national practices, announced that Austin C. Teng has joined the firm's Intellectual Property group as a Shareholder.

"Texas has become a dominant player in technology and innovation. As our Winstead team continues to amass significant trial wins, adding a trial lawyer with Austin's technical expertise, trial experience, and proven track record to our Intellectual Property Litigation group deepens our bench and enhances our strong team,” said Phillip Philbin, Shareholder and Chair of the Business Litigation group at Winstead.

“Winstead has assembled an impressive team of smart and savvy trial lawyers with a proven record of delivering client wins in a strategic and nimble manner. I am thrilled to join Winstead’s growing IP litigation practice, and I look forward to contributing to the sophisticated services Winstead is able to offer clients.” said Austin Teng.

Austin is a registered U.S. patent attorney who focuses his practice on patent and trade secret litigation. A former software engineer, Austin brings insightful technical strategy to the cases he litigates, drawing from his programming background and understanding of source code. Austin has wide-ranging experience litigating complex technology cases in federal and state district court, including cases involving technologies such as video coding, wireless communication standards, mobile devices, voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) systems, medical devices, e-commerce software, and oil and gas drilling and completion techniques.

Austin has represented plaintiffs and defendants in patent infringement cases in some of the most active federal courts in the country, including in Texas, California, and Delaware. In addition, Austin has helped clients navigate complex trade secret misappropriation cases in federal and state court.

About Winstead

Winstead is a leading Texas-based law firm with national practices serving clients across the country. We focus on exceeding our clients’ expectations by providing innovative solutions to their business and legal opportunities and challenges. We work as a trusted counsel to public and private companies, governments, individuals, universities, and public institutions.

Our business, transactions, and litigation practices serve key industries, including real estate, financial services, investment management and private funds, higher education and P3, airlines, healthcare and life sciences, sports business, and wealth management.

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