Henning Schmidt focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation with a particular emphasis on computer hardware, software, and networking technology. Mr. Schmidt has represented clients in complex multi-defendant, multi-patent cases regarding intellectual property rights covering a wide variety of technologies before the United States International Trade Commission and in state and federal district courts. Mr. Schmidt also has experience in disputes regarding copyright infringement.
Before joining Reed & Scardino, Mr. Schmidt was an intellectual property litigation associate at DLA Piper LLP and at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC. Before attending law school, Mr. Schmidt spent more than six years working in the software industry, first as a firmware engineer in the enterprise storage group at Compaq Computer Corporation and then as a senior software engineer for several network security startup companies.
Education & Admissions
Mr. Schmidt received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law (2007, with honors) and his B.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University (1998.) He is a member of the Texas Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Austin Intellectual Property Law Association. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit as well as the Federal Circuit.
- Mediostream, Inc. v. Acer America Corporation et al. (E.D. Tex.) Represented Nero AG, a producer of Media authoring and burning software, and several co-defendants in a multi-patent infringement litigation concerning digital video conversion and digital video disk burning technology.
- In the Matter of Certain Flash Memory Controllers (ITC) Represented plaintiff SanDisk Corporation, a producer of USB FLASH drive technology, in a multi-patent infringement litigation concerning the operation of FLASH drive controllers and FLASH memory storage devices.
- Eppendorf AG v. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. et al. (W.I.W.D) Represented Eppendorf AG, a producer of a large variety of tools for PCR reactions, in patent infringement litigation concerning the operation of its thermal cycler products.