Heim, Payne & Chorush LLP
Allan Bullwinkel’s career began with him serving as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Leonard Davis at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. His practice currently focuses on issues of patent litigation related to computer and electrical engineering technologies. Mr. Bullwinkel also handles cases that involve patent-related antitrust litigation, as well as intellectual-property-related appeals before the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Bullwinkel attended the University of Houston Law Center, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Order of the Barons. Before that, he received a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from Mississippi State University, graduating summa cum laude. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Bullwinkel spent 10 years working as a software developer for both small startups and large research institutions. That work ranged from developing software in a variety of programming languages to leading development teams for commercial software products. This experience has helped Mr. Bullwinkel bring a robust understanding of technology and an ability to engage with the technical aspects of the cases he takes on.
Selected as a Texas Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation in 2018 and 2019, Mr. Bullwinkel is licensed to practice in Texas, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.