(817) 601-9564 (Texas)(505) 785-0700 (New Mexico) 


(817) 601-9564 (Texas)(505) 785-0700 (New Mexico) 


Edward Chin


Bar Admissions:
State of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Court, Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western District of Texas
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1998, Doctor of Jurisprudence
Vanderbilt University, 1995, Bachelor of Science

Honors & Memberships:
Law Clerk to the Honorable T. John Ward, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas - Marshall Division, 2003-2004
Barrister, The Hon. Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court


During his legal career, Ed has represented individual and corporate clients in numerous intellectual property litigation (patent, trademark, trade secret), commercial litigation, class action, mass tort, product liability, personal injury, and breach of contract cases. Ed began his legal career in 1998 with Fred Misko, Jr., P.C. in Dallas, Texas, where he served as plaintiffs’ counsel in class action, mass tort, product liability, personal injury, and breach of contract cases. As a first-year lawyer, Ed spent six months in the Philippines leading a team of lawyers in distributing a multi-million dollar settlement to over 2,800 banana plantation workers who were harmed by exposure to the DBCP pesticide.

In 2003, Ed had the privilege of serving as a law clerk for the Honorable T. John Ward, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division. After his clerkship, Edward joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, in Houston, Texas, where he represented domestic and international clients in various patent litigations, arbitrations, and ITC proceedings. In 2006, Edward joined Nix, Patterson & Roach, LLP in Dallas, Texas, where for ten years he represented plaintiffs in numerous patent litigations, including DataTreasury Corporation in its patent enforcement campaign that resulted in over $400 million in licensing proceeds. Before joining Bruster PLLC, Ed served as Of Counsel with the Davis Firm, P.C. in Longview, Texas, where he litigated intellectual property and commercial cases, primarily in the Eastern District of Texas and the Western District of Texas.

Ed has been a member of successful trial teams including in Syntrix v. Illumina (client Syntrix obtained a $95.7 million verdict, the largest patent infringement verdict in the State of Washington), which was co-led by Alan Albright (currently a federal district court judge in the Western District of Texas) and Derek Gilliland (currently a federal magistrate judge in the Western District of Texas); DataTreasury v. U.S. Bank (client DataTreasury obtained a judgment for over $50 million); and DataTreasury v. Bank of America (client DataTreasury obtained a confidential sum during trial).

Ed is admitted to practice in Texas and before the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas; the Eastern District of Michigan; the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Middle District of Tennessee; and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ed and his wife Melanie are the proud parents of three wonderful children. 

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