Director/Shareholder Dean M. Munyon
Direct Dial: (512) 853-8847
Dean M. Munyon specializes in intellectual property with an emphasis in patent prosecution and counseling in the electrical and computer-related arts.
Mr. Munyon received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama in 1991, graduating summa cum laude. At Alabama, Mr. Munyon received a number of honors, including being named the University’s Outstanding Senior Engineering Student. Mr. Munyon was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship to attend Stanford University, where he received a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1992. At Stanford, Mr. Munyon was part of the Computer Systems Laboratory, where he specialized in both the hardware and software aspects of computer systems architecture.
After graduating from Stanford, Mr. Munyon joined International Business Machines in Austin, Texas, as an electrical engineer. At IBM, Mr. Munyon was responsible for providing worldwide technical support for the manufacture of IBM’s RS/6000 line of Unix workstations. This role included assignments in Italy and Australia. Mr. Munyon subsequently joined the Somerset Design Center, where he was a member of the joint IBM/Motorola team that developed the successful G3 Power PC microprocessor.
In 1997, Mr. Munyon left IBM to join Conley, Rose & Tayon, P.C., as a technical advisor/patent agent. At Conley, Rose & Tayon, Mr. Munyon specialized in patent prosecution and preparation in the electrical and computer-related arts, particularly focusing on microprocessor architecture and high-performance 3D graphics.
In 2001, Mr. Munyon graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with high honors. At UT, he received a number of scholarships and was recognized with several awards for legal writing. Mr. Munyon was a member of Texas Law Review and Chancellors, an honorary recognizing the top sixteen students in the class. Mr. Munyon was also a national semifinalist in the Giles S. Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court competition.
Mr. Munyon clerked for the Hon. William C. Bryson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., from September 2001 to September 2002. From October 2002 to September 2005, Mr. Munyon practiced as a patent litigation associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis, and the Austin, Texas, office of Dewey Ballantine. Mr. Munyon has represented a number of clients, including Agere Systems, Microsoft Corporation, and Gateway, Inc., on litigation matters related to various aspects of personal computer technology.
Mr. Munyon is admitted to practice in Texas, the District of Columbia, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.