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J. David Cabello


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Tel: (832) 631-9992

Legal Experience

David Cabello concentrates his practice on addressing and resolving intellectual property disputes including litigation in the following areas:

  • Patents

  • Trade Dress

  • Trademark

  • Trade secrets

  • Confidentiality Agreements

  • Copyright

  • Unfair Competition

David has extensive experience in the development and exploitation of intellectual property rights including infringement and validity analysis and intellectual property licensing including trademark, technology, patent and software with particular emphasis in the following technical sectors:

  • software

  • communications and computer technologies

  • energy sector

David employs his extensive and diverse corporate experience as a general counsel with his law firm experience to provide his clients with legal advice grounded in the realities and finances of the business world.


David’s intellectual property litigation experience includes a range of technical areas, including personal computers, energy sector, software, and cellular telephone fields.


David has extensive knowledge and experience as a mediator, arbitrator and expert witness in the areas of distribution agreements, license agreements, professional responsibility, trade secrets, industry practices, damages, infringement analysis, and patent office practices in the high-tech and energy sectors. David has served as a mediator and arbitrator in a number of cases and is available to serve as a mediator and arbitrator. He has also served as an expert witness in the intellectual property field.


According to Chambers USA, “Clients particularly appreciate his direct approach, noting: ‘He’s quick off the mark, will cut to the chase and tell me what I need to know and what his recommendation is.’”


  • U.S. District Court - Colorado

  • U.S. District Court – Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California

  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Indiana

  • U.S. Tax Court

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office




American Intellectual Property Law Association Houston Bar Association

Houston Intellectual Property Law Association




Texas A&M University, BS

South Texas College of Law, JD, with high honors

Rice University, MLS



  • 2020-2021, “Super Lawyer” in Intellectual Property Litigation, listed in Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)

  • 2015–2020, Intellectual Property Law, listed in Chambers USA

  • 2018, listed in IAM Patent 1000

  • 2012–2018, “Super Lawyer” in Intellectual Property Litigation, listed in Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)

  • 2016, “Top Lawyer” in Intellectual Property Rights, listed in Houstonia 

  • 2015, “Top-Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property,” listed by Martindale- Hubbell®

  • 2015, “Top-Rated Lawyer in Texas,” listed by Martindale-Hubbell®

  • 2013, “Top Rated Lawyer” in IP Law, listed by American Lawyer Media

  • AV-Preeminent®, listed by Martindale-Hubbell®


Professional Activities


David is a emeritus member of the Houston Intellectual Property Inn of Court and an emeritus member of the American General Counsel Association.


He is a member of the Willowbrook Methodist Hospital Board of Trustees and an Advisory Board Member of Neuhaus Education Center. He is also a registered professional engineer (inactive) in the State of Texas.


David also provides pro bono legal services to unaccompanied, undocumented children detained by the Department of Homeland Security.       

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