Ricardo Bonilla is a litigation attorney focusing his practice across all areas of commercial and intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on patents. Mr. Bonilla currently serves as the firm's recruiting principal in Dallas and co-chair of Lawtinos, the firm's Hispanic/Latinx legal staff affinity group. Mr. Bonilla is also head of Fish's Next Gen initiative, which provides a voice and opportunities for newer lawyers and ensures proper training for Fish's associates. He was previously a summer associate with the firm in 2010 and 2011 after joining the firm via its 1L Diversity Fellowship Program.
Mr. Bonilla has represented hundreds of clients in U.S. district courts around the country in intellectual property disputes involving a wide range of technologies, including e-commerce and website systems, computer network architecture, computer software, encryption, telecommunication, and mobile applications. Mr. Bonilla's intellectual property practice has also involved multiple appeals where he has represented clients as both appellants and appellees before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Additionally, Mr. Bonilla has represented many individuals and companies state and federal courts in Texas in commercial disputes and general litigation, as well as class action and qui tam litigations.
Mr. Bonilla also served as an assistant district attorney in the Dallas County district attorney's office as part of its lawyer on loan program. The program afforded him an opportunity to serve Dallas County as a misdemeanor prosecutor, where he picked the jury for or first-chaired multiple jury trials, tried cases to the bench, and handled multiple hearings on state and defense motions.
Prior to law school, Mr. Bonilla was a vulnerability research manager at Critical Watch (Achilles Guard Inc.) before interning with Nortel Networks Inc., where he focused on the development and testing of multiple wireless technologies. He was also a software development intern for Eklin Information Systems, where he developed utilities for the company's proprietary software using various programming languages, including C++, C#, SQL, HTML, and Java.
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