Mr. Allgood is Of Counsel in our Washington, D.C. office. He is an experienced patent litigator with over a decade of experience in a variety of forums. He has tried patent cases to verdict, cross-examined technical expert witnesses, argued numerous Markman hearings, and deposed and defended witnesses and experts in Section 337 investigations before the ITC. He has drafted Inter Partes review petitions and argued final hearings before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board.
After law school, Mr. Allgood first served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas. There, he tried numerous Federal Court civil trials to jury verdicts—many as first chair trial counsel—and argued before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
As a former software engineer, Mr. Allgood is a prolific writer on technical matters and the law. He has published numerous articles, been cited by publications such as Law.com, and is a frequent speaker at conferences regarding such issues as legal ethics, technology use, and international litigation strategies.
Lectures and Writings:
Presenter, International Issues: Out-Bound Focus. What Should U.S. Parties Expect When Effectuating Service, Obtaining Discovery and Collecting Judgments Off Shore? – 2019 Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference.
Presenter, Social Media Mining: Prospecting for Golden Nuggets – 2015 Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference.
Presenter, Role of Lawyer as Officer of the Court and Related Ethical Duties Not to Lead Judges Astray, Not to Unduly Delay, Candor and Fair Play – Presenter, 2014 Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference.
Author, Chief ALJ Bullock Excludes Third-Party Licensee Testimony on Domestic Industry for Failure to Comply with Ground Rules, The 337 Reporter; The ITC Trial Lawyers Association; October, 2021.
Author, Commission Determines that Infringement Findings on Non-Respondents’ Products Only Relevant to “Pattern of Violation” Remedy Analysis, The 337 Reporter; The ITC Trial Lawyers Association; November, 2020.
Author, ALJ Cheney Finds LILLEbaby’s Patent Unenforceable Due to Inequitable Conduct, The 337 Reporter; The ITC Trial Lawyers Association; April, 2020.
Quoted, “Going to School on Litigation Funding,” Law.com (Aug. 2, 2019)
Author, Digital Data Wars: ClearCorrect, the Supreme Court, and the Future of the ITC’s Jurisdiction Over Electronic Importation, The 337 Reporter; The ITC Trial Lawyers Association; June 2016.
Author, Supreme Court of Texas to Federal Circuit: Don’t Mess with Texas but Feel Free to Mess with Texas Patent Attorneys; SCOTUS May Weigh In on “Arising-Under” Jurisdiction, National Law Review, Volume II, Number 163; June 11, 2012.
Author, State Law License Defense to Hypothetical Infringement Suit Satisfies Federal Jurisdiction; IP Update, Volume 14, Number 3; March 31, 2011.
Author, Laser Board Game May Be Obvious Based on Laser Computer Game; IP Update, Volume 14, Number 4; April 29, 2011.
Author, Combining Disclosed Technology Can Be a Protectable Trade Secret; IP Update, Volume 14, Number 6; June 30, 2011.
Author, Federal Circuit Jurisdiction over State-Law Tort Claim; IP Update, Volume 14, Number 8; August 31, 2011.
Author, Exit the Dragon: Tenth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Cybersquatting Claim on Bruce Lee’s “Jeet Kune Do” Mark Brought by Non-Owner Martial Arts Instructor; IP Update, Volume 15, Number 6; June 28, 2012.
Author, Prometheus Rising: In Bancorp, the Battle Between “Claim” and “Inventive Concept” Continues; IP Update, Volume 15, Number 8; August 30, 2012.
Author, Let the Jury Decide Trade Secret Misappropriation Claim; IP Update, Volume 15, Number 8; August 30, 2012.
IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, Copyright Litigation, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Proceedings, Complex Commercial Litigation, Federal Circuit & Other IP Appeals, IP/IT Transactions & Licensing, Intellectual Property, International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Trials and Appeals
State Bar Admissions & USPTO Registration:
District of Columbia
USPTO Patent Attorney Registration No. 67,306
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
University of Oklahoma Law School, JD
University of Oklahoma, BBA in MIS
Harvard Law School Executive Education, Certified in Mediating Disputes
Conference Section Chair: Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference (2017, 2018, 2019)
EDTX Bar Association: Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Planning Committee (2014-current)
ITC Trial Lawyers Association, 2019-current
D.C. Bar Association, 2020-current
Administration of Justice Committee, Houston Bar Association, 2016-2018
Project TRAIN (Training, Readiness and Inclusion Network), 2017-2018 (develop materials and training programs that will assist employers in hiring and retaining individuals with special needs or cognitive disorders)
Teach Texas, 2016-2018 (teach Texas legal history to local 7th grade students)
Scriblerus Society, Past President
Honors & Awards:
Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2016, 2017