As intellectual property litigation work ticks up in Texas and beyond, Winstead has deepened its ranks with the addition of a three-partner IP trial team from Thompson & Knight.

Phillip Philbin, Jamie McDole and Michael Karson joined the Am Law 200 firm as shareholders in the firm’s Dallas office Friday. The announcement comes just weeks before Thompson & Knight is set to merge with Florida-based Am Law 100 firm Holland & Knight, which is expected to be completed around Aug. 1.