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Intellectual Property — Texas


Baker Botts LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Premier patent litigation team that complements substantial trial expertise with experience in administrative proceedings before the USPTO. Prosecution and licensing are also key areas of focus. Boasts a growing appeals practice and expertise in patent, trademark and copyright portfolios. Especially impressive work for a range of technology clients, but represents household names from all sectors.

Strengths A client says: "They're kind of my standard-bearer for how I judge all the other firms I work with. They set the benchmark for firm performance. They're proactive and thorough in handling matters."

Sources note that "their team is impressively cross-trained on multiple aspects of IP law including prosecution, litigation and licensing."

Work highlights Acted for GENBAND as plaintiff against a competitor, securing jury findings of infringement and validity of all asserted patents, with the judge rejecting all asserted equitable defenses in a follow-up bench trial. Subsequently defended the client against a $70 million patent infringement follow-on suit, the jury finding no infringement and invalidating the other side's patents.

Represented the NHL, NBA and Turner Digital in defense of a patent infringement claim over media streaming brought by Affinity Labs of Texas. The patent was found to be invalid in line with the decision in Alice Corp. v CLS Bank International and the Supreme Court denied further review.

Notable practitioners

Barton Showalter is "definitely a name to be contended with in Texas," peers say. He has expertise in the area of technology and a strong practice covering litigation, procurement and licensing.

Peers describe Douglas Kubehl as "a fantastic advocate and a very thoughtful lawyer. I was impressed by his business acumen, knowledge of the law and his strong strategic insight." He is a specialist patent litigator and licensing practitioner.

Kevin Meek is noted for his comprehensive practice covering patent litigation, prosecution and licensing. He is equally adept at handling trademark and copyright prosecution and enforcement.

David Weaver is "very highly regarded for his very wide skill set," peers say. He enjoys a strong reputation as a trial lawyer and for his strengths in complex patent litigation, copyright disputes and licensing matters.

Roger Fulghum is a well-regarded patent and trade secret practitioner with great experience in both state and federal courts. Sources report that he is "incredibly sophisticated with technology and very talented in terms of being able to break things down into simple arguments for judge and jury."

Clients appreciate that Kurt Pankratz "handles himself very well on his feet in court and has the ability to explain intricate details to a lay person." His broad IP practice covers both litigious and transactional matters.

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McKool Smith - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Impressive trial capability in high-value patent litigation on behalf of globally recognized brand names in industries including technology and life sciences. Draws on a wealth of resources to offer a wide-ranging service, fielding strong experience in administrative proceedings such as inter partes review as well as courtroom litigation in district courts, Federal Circuit courts, the PTAB and the ITC. Go-to firm for plaintiffs seeking to file multimillion-dollar claims against competitors, as well as offering strong defense capabilities.

Strengths Peers admit to being "always impressed with McKool, they have an incredible bench of trial attorneys."

Sources enthuse that "Mckool Smith is the best in the industry for patent litigation. I would highly recommend them to anyone."

Work highlights Represented Sanofi and Regeneron in patent infringement litigation concerning their new antibody.

Acted for Nokia in a number of high-profile patent infringement actions against Apple relating to video coding and other technologies across multiple forums and jurisdictions. The team secured a multi-year patent license for the client.

Notable practitioners

The "engaging, professional and committed" William LaFuze continues to apply his vast experience in complex patent disputes to his representing of major clients in patent infringement suits.

Samuel Baxter is a highly regarded figure in Texas patent litigation with a reputation that also extends nationally. "Sam Baxter has been an incredible individual to work with," says a source. "He listens to our business strategy and challenges and helps us implement a legal strategy around them."

Douglas Cawley is "head and shoulders above the rest, probably the finest IP lawyer in the state," peers say. He is a standout trial lawyer with considerable expertise in handling major complex cases.

Mike McKool is renowned for his extensive trial experience, handling an array of high-profile IP disputes. Clients say that "Mike always has practical and sound advice to help guide us through the disputes we're involved in."

Theodore Stevenson is sought by sources for his "unparalleled trial experience. He is incredibly familiar with litigation tactics and jury presentation and is excellent at taking complex concepts and breaking them down into readily understandable terms for a jury." He handles IP litigation at multiple levels, with notable appellate experience.

Kevin Burgess is a well-known practitioner in patent infringement matters who works with high-profile clients in the technology and software sectors.

Steve Pollinger is equally adept representing plaintiffs and defendants in patent infringement suits and has experience of appearing before various IP courts.

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Fish & Richardson PC - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong patent litigation outfit representing some of the country's biggest technology names, including significant recent activity handling software patent disputes before district courts and the USPTO. Also noted for its strength in contentious and noncontentious matters arising from the life sciences industry. Also covers data privacy, trade secrets and cybersecurity.

Strengths Clients state that it is a "solid service provider with individuals of excellent dedication and expertise."

Work highlights Advised Avnet on the transfer of all the intellectual property assets of one of its divisions to a new entity.

Defended CVENT in a lawsuit relating to radio frequency identification tags and readers.

Notable practitioners

DJ Healey is "a top practitioner and always impresses," peers say. She is highly reputable with a long history of representing clients in both state and federal courts and in arbitrations.

David Hoffman is "very organized and keeps a level head no matter the strength of the storm," say clients. He has a broad practice that incorporates patent litigation, inter partes review work and patent portfolio management.

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Haynes and Boone, LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Excellent IP practice group providing comprehensive support to clients on the full array of matters, including trademark and copyright work and patent litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. Specialist lawyers offering extensive expertise in areas such as prosecution, post-grant reviews and inter partes review proceedings. Particularly esteemed for its USPTO practice, while also frequently appearing in district and federal court trials. Clients include household names in the technology and telecom industries.

Work highlights Continued to act for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing on a multitude of IP matters including patent prosecution, patent litigation, inter partes reviews and licensing.

Represented Cisco against Cirrex Systems in a Federal Circuit appeal which resulted in a precedent-setting decision reversing that of the PTAB to find patent claims invalid due to lack of written description.

Notable practitioners

Firm-wide chair of technology David McCombs has a strong Federal Circuit patent litigation practice and prominent PTAB expertise. His client base covers software and medical devices companies and semiconductors.

Jeffrey Becker has longstanding expertise in trademark work and specializes in patent infringement. He also handles the enforcement of trademark rights and brand management.

Purvi Patel Albers handles trademark clearance, protection and enforcement. She is also noted for her management of brand portfolios for household-name clients.

Phillip Philbin is "a very strategic litigator, he's ultra prepared and good in the courtroom," say peers. He is noted for his strength in patent litigation and his practice also covers copyright and trade secrets.

The "very bright" Russell Emerson is an experienced litigator and first chair trial attorney. He has acted in various IP cases involving a wide range of technologies.

About the Team (content provided by Haynes and Boone, LLP)

With more than 120 Intellectual Property litigators and transactional lawyers across the United States and one of the largest IP practices in Texas, we help protect, enforce and defend our clients’ inventions, innovations, and brands. Our clients include entrepreneurs, middle-market businesses and many of the world’s largest companies, such as AT&T, Cisco, Ericsson, Google, Halliburton, and TSMC.

Our team encompasses patent and trademark lawyers, as well as experienced trial lawyers who handle cases in federal courts and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Haynes and Boone is one of the nation’s most active firms in PTAB trials, with an IPR success rate consistently among the highest of the top 10 law firms representing petitioners. (Docket Alarm, 2017).

Our trademark lawyers handle brand management, including worldwide clearance and filing initiatives, enforcement in court, social media advising, and cybersquatting and Internet issues.

We have filed more than 10,000 patent applications in the past five years in technologies as diverse as medical devices, semiconductors, nanotechnology, oil field equipment and compositions, operating systems, networking equipment and wireless communication.

Haynes and Boone’s IP Practice helps achieve results with an approach that is both practical and business-oriented, often grounded in our advanced technical knowledge. The firm’s culture promotes teamwork, ensuring we match our clients’ needs to the best people to do their work.

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Jones Day - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Global powerhouse with a notable Texas-based IP litigation practice covering all core rights, including particularly deep knowledge of privacy and data security and the energy and technology industries. Frequently appears in cross-border proceedings, including patent and trademark disputes. Also notable for the strength of its IP appellate practice.

Strengths Sources report that the team's attorneys "provide the highest level of customer service."

Work highlights Represented Wellbeing Genomics in various claims against PLLG, concerning misappropriation of trade secrets and confidentiality violation.

Acted for SharkNinja in high-profile proceedings, defending the client against allegations of patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation relating to the flexible hose on one of its vacuum cleaner products.

Notable practitioners

Peers note that Hilda Galvan is "always incredibly impressive." She is considered a thought leader in the Texas IP community and is widely recognized for her trial work, representing clients in both state and federal courts and before the ITC.

Joseph Beauchamp enters the rankings this year, with peers recognizing his work as a patent trial attorney in district court and USPTO proceedings. Peers call him "a very good practical lawyer who understands the needs of any particular case and who can tailor his representation to what the client is after."

Keith Davis is highlighted as "a very talented young litigator." His practice focus is on the software, telecom and semiconductors fields, where he represents clients in complex patent and trade secret litigation.

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Norton Rose Fulbright - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Advises on all aspects of IP law, with expertise in counseling, prosecution and litigation covering patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets and trade dress matters. Also advises on long-term patent exploitation strategies, acting for clients such as high-profile technology and life sciences companies.

Strengths "I think they're top-notch," says one client, with another reporting: "I have been very, very satisfied and happy to have them working for me."

Work highlights Acted for AT&T in defending a claim that its use of direct carrier billing infringed on CallWave's patent.

Continued to manage the US and global patent portfolios of skin care and makeup brand Mary Kay, including skin active ingredients, product formulations and packaging designs.

Notable practitioners

William Slusser is highly experienced in patent infringement jury trials and corresponding technical lawsuits. His client base ranges from major corporations in the oil and gas sector to individual patent owners.

Brett Govett is "probably one of the most cool and calm people under fire I've ever met, his demeanor is fantastic. He remains calm and levelheaded and is a fantastic trial lawyer." He is known for his practice focusing on patent infringement suits and other complex IP disputes.

Peers report that James Repass is "an excellent practitioner who has the ability to build relationships with other lawyers, even when he's opposing counsel. He really excels at that." He heads the firm's IP department globally and counsels clients on intellectual property as it pertains to their business arrangements.

Richard Zembek specializes in patent defense, also advising companies on the protection, licensing and enforcement of patents. His practice focuses on a variety of technologies and he handles both arbitrations and jury trials.

Eric Hall is a longstanding expert on telecommunications technology and his practice focuses on related patent matters, including litigation, prosecution and licensing.

Gina Shishima is well versed in patent prosecution and portfolio management, inter partes reviews and reexaminations. Her practice focuses on the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medicine.

Charles Walker is a seasoned trial lawyer who is equally adept at both enforcing and defending against claims involving patents. Sources call him "a fine lawyer. He's got a good reputation and has been very successful in drilling technology patent litigation over the years."

About the Team (content provided by Norton Rose Fulbright)

The Norton Rose Fulbright Intellectual Property team focuses on providing comprehensive, multi-disciplinary intellectual property services designed to help clients obtain the greatest business advantages in patents, copyright, IP transaction, trademarks and trade secrets. Our 100 IP professionals together hold 116 degrees in various scientific and engineering disciplines, including masters and Ph.D.s.

Our US IP Transactions and Patent Prosecution team is experienced in preparing and prosecuting patent applications involving complex technical subject matter. Since 2010, we have filed over 10,000 US and over 25,000 foreign patent applications for our clients. We have a strong presence in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry, as well as the technology industry. Since our lawyers have experience in both patent prosecution and litigation, we assist clients in crafting and implementing overall strategies for protecting and exploiting new technologies.

Our IP disputes team  has unmatched patent litigation experience and brings together the best of both worlds—litigators who have the trial experience to convey highly technical matters and patent lawyers who have the technical prowess to field any IP issue.

Our trademark team has helped develop strategies, protect and  litigate some of the most famous marks in the world and have been at the forefront of many cutting edge trademark issues.

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Pirkey Barber PLLC - Intellectual Property Department

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第二等

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What the team is known for Greatly acclaimed IP boutique, particularly known for its high-level expertise in trademark and copyright law. Notable international practice, often advising US companies on the establishment of brands abroad. Strong in trademark prosecution proceedings at the USPTO and in matters before the TTAB. Also fields substantial expertise in domain name disputes before ICANN, as well as frequent appearances before federal courts across the USA.

Strengths Peers say that "Pirkey is the premier trademark firm in Texas."

Clients say that the team is "absolutely top-notch and right at the top of their game. They are really good and very careful with their recruitment, which really shows."

Work highlights Advised South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in its partnership with the White House, following President Barack Obama's appearance, to mount a unique conference and festival on its South Lawn dubbed 'South by South Lawn' (SXSL). Advised on clearing and protecting these new trademarks, as well as on the structure and terms of a trademark license agreement between SXSW and the White House.

Represented General Mills in relation to its application to register the yellow color of the Cheerios cereal box.

Notable practitioners

Louis Pirkey is "clearly a star," sources say. The eminent trademark specialist in Texas, he has vast experience in representing clients in contentious trademark litigation and counseling.

Bill Barber is "a very talented guy and he's really impressive," say peers. He is a prominent practitioner with market-leading expertise in trademark litigation and policing, also handling domain name disputes in conjunction with ICANN.

Shannon Vale is an expert in the global protection of brands and content, as well as transactional work as it pertains to trademark, copyright and right of publicity law.

Christopher Kindel is "clearly an impressive guy who is carving out a name for himself," sources say. His practice is focused on trademark and copyright work, with noted expertise in licensing and transactional matters.

Wendy Larson is "the person I contact about any domain name or online infringement. She is incredibly smart and very responsive and stays on top of online developments," clients say. She is a trademark litigation specialist with a practice covering cybersquatting, service provider liability and personal jurisdiction concerning foreign online actors.

Steve Meleen is a well-regarded practitioner in trademark and unfair competition law who specializes in trademark litigation. He is particularly active in internet issues, where he actively monitors developments and policies impacting trademark owners.

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Winston & Strawn LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Reputable Texas IP group growing in size and stature. Acts across an impressive range of IP concerns, including particular expertise in patent litigation. Also noted for its handling of trade secret issues and the IP aspects of transactions. Maintains its strong reputation in the energy market, while also acting for software, healthcare and telecom clients.

Work highlights Acted for SAP America in a successful declaratory judgment action. A Northern District of Texas judge granted SAP’s motion for judgment on the pleadings invalidating all claims of the asserted patent because the patent claimed a patent-ineligible abstract concept.

Represented FFF Enterprises in a Federal Circuit appeal relating to a patent infringement lawsuit filed by competitor AmerisourceBergen, achieving a unanimous affirmation of the PTAB's decision, that the asserted claims were not patentable, in favor of the client.

Notable practitioners

Tom Melsheimer is described as "a good trial lawyer who can be very persuasive with judges and juries, and who is able to see the bigger picture and what will resonate with both." He is a leading light in the market and a specialist in patent litigation, also handling copyright, trademark and trade secrets cases.

John Keville is "a fine lawyer" with a practice that covers technology in the sectors of digital signal processing, oil fields and electronic devices. Clients report that "Keville is a legit trial lawyer who loves to be and excels in the courtroom, and recognizes how to make winning arguments."

About the Team (content provided by Winston & Strawn LLP)

With more than 200 IP attorneys firmwide, and more than 20 in Texas with technical degrees, Winston & Strawn’s Texas IP attorneys have obtained headline-grabbing results in several high-stakes cases. Our Texas offices include an active patent litigation and trade secret litigation practice, with in-house forensics experience, providing clients with the skills required to handle the technology challenges inherent in trade secret and other IP litigation.

In February 2017, Winston significantly expanded its Texas practice with the addition of 25 prominent partners joining from nine different firms and the opening of a Dallas office. The group brings substantial experience in disputes and transactional matters—including intellectual property. Anchoring our Dallas team are prominent Texas litigators Thomas Melsheimer, Matthew Orwig, Natalie Arbaugh, and Steven Stodghill, and according to a Texas lawyer recently interviewed by D Magazine, this move was described as “the equivalent of starting a firm with an Olympic all-star team.”

The firm’s expansion into Dallas, one of the nation’s fastest-growing financial and business centers, enhances Winston’s ability to deliver outstanding service to clients with operations in this metropolitan area and beyond. Our new Dallas service offerings complement our well-established and award-winning Houston IP platform and significantly bolster the firm’s Texas presence.

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Baker McKenzie - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Extensive experience acting before the USPTO, the TTAB and the ITC, as well as district courts and the Federal Circuit. Able to use the firm's international reach to advise multinational companies on matters with cross-border IP implications. Alongside patent, trademark and copyright litigation, the group leverages its resources to provide global portfolio management support. Broad client base includes chemical, life sciences, electrical and software companies.

Strengths Clients are impressed by "the fact that the individuals seem to really focus on client satisfaction. It's been a very good relationship with good customer service. They're responsive and the work product is very good."

Sources say: "They have great lawyers there that practice on both national and state levels. They are active as thought leaders in IP."

Work highlights Represented RealD in a patent infringement litigation in both the Central District of California and in the ITC relating to 3D cinema systems against MasterImage 3D and its Korean subsidiary.

Acted for Kinik on a number of patent infringement litigations concerning semiconductor manufacturing and polishing technology, securing stays of the cases pending the outcome of multiple parallel proceedings in Taiwan.

Notable practitioners

John Flaim is an expert on electrical and computer-related patents and has litigated a number of global infringement disputes. Sources report that he is "very intelligent and knows the subject matter and understands it. He's good at being able to deal with opposing counsel in a successful and satisfactory way."

About the Team (content provided by Baker McKenzie)

Litigation: We represent patent owners and accused infringers throughout US federal district courts, as well as before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the International Trade Commission. We have a history of obtaining successful results in a wide variety of cases, including, early and efficient resolution of patent troll suits. We also represent clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, trademark, trade dress, false advertising, unfair competition and misappropriation actions, as well as Lanham Act proceedings.

Prosecution/Portfolio Management: We assist clients with the management of their global trademark portfolios. We have experience with worldwide selection and clearance of trademarks, filing, prosecution and maintenance of trademark registrations, and proactive strategies for enforcement and policing of trademarks and domain names. We also assist clients in patent drafting and prosecution both locally and in an international context, and patentability clearances, freedom-to-operate assessments, and patent portfolio management.


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Susman Godfrey LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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第三等

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What the team is known for Particularly well known for its expert handling of patent and trade secrets litigation for plaintiffs and respondents. Maintains a diverse commercial litigation practice that sees it represent a range of clients, including many active in hi-tech sectors.

Strengths The firm is in particular praised by clients for its bench of "very fine trial attorneys."

Notable practitioners

"Phenomenal trial lawyer" Stephen Susman is highly regarded for his considerable experience in the courtroom. His focus on IP matters sits within a broader litigious corporate practice.

Max Tribble "has a great reputation for courtroom work," peers say. He handles complex patent disputes, often involving household names, at Markman hearings and in federal courts.

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Thompson & Knight LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Focuses primarily on patent litigation, fielding additional experience in trade secret, unfair competition and asset management issues. Active across a range of areas, including IP issues involving telecom, consumer products and manufacturing clients. Considerable experience in patent infringement disputes, with especial strength in the oil and gas space.

Notable practitioners

Bruce Sostek is respected by sources as "a great lawyer and trusted adviser to his clients." He has great experience at both federal court and ITC level and is particularly recognized for his telecom IP work.

The "very impressive" Herbert Hammond has vast experience of litigating patent, trademark and copyright matters. He is an equally adept arbitrator and expert witness in the IP field.

Massimo Ciccarelli "exemplifies what you think of in a litigator," sources say. His broad copyright, patent and trade secrets practice also covers licensing and non-infringement.

About the Team (content provided by Thompson & Knight LLP)

Thompson & Knight's Intellectual Property practice group is comprised of lawyers who focus on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and related technology matters. In a non-adversarial context, our experience includes legal counseling, assisting clients with the strategic use of IP assets to advance business objectives, prosecution of patents, registration and prosecution of marks, licensing, technology transfers, and protection of trade secrets. Thompson & Knight's IP attorneys also regularly counsel and represent clients on issues of patent, trademark and copyright infringement, acts of unfair competition, and theft of trade secrets. 

Thompson & Knight's IP attorneys and trial lawyers have decades of experience litigating patent infringement cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in actions in the federal district courts throughout the United States, including substantial experience before the Northern and Eastern District of Texas, the Northern and Central Districts of California, and the District of Delaware. Our lawyers also regularly appear before the International Trade Commission and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.



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Vinson & Elkins LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Acts for some of the biggest names in sports, media and life sciences, providing support on everything from due diligence on M&A deals to patent, copyright and trademark litigation. Active Eastern District of Texas caseload, as well as frequently appearing before nationwide trial and appellate courts.

Strengths Sources describe the attorneys as "supremely competent and connected, know what they're doing and do a good job at it."

A client praises the team's "exceptionally talented lawyers; I would love to work with them again."

Work highlights Represented clients NBA Media Ventures, Turner Sports Interactive and Turner Digital Basketball Services in defending a case filed by Front Row Technologies asserting four patents allegedly relating to the delivery of streaming video to handheld devices. The defendants were granted their motion for judgment on the pleadings based on Section 101 patent ineligibility, dismissing the plaintiff's case entirely, with prejudice.

Acted for HTC in a patent infringement case before the ITC, which held that a portable media player patent held by Creative Technologies was invalid due to failing to claim patent-eligible subject matter.

Notable practitioners

Peter Mims is adept at handling patent, trademark and copyright litigation regarding various technologies. Impressed sources highlight that Mims "has been doing good work for a long time."

Todd Landis is described by clients as "a savant" and "an exceptionally talented litigation lawyer." He handles both trials and Markman hearings and specializes in electronic and computer technology.

Devika Kornbacher counsels clients in a number of areas including energy, cybersecurity and open source software. Her practice covers the securing, licensing and enforcing of IP rights in the context of M&A, project development and investments.

About the Team (content provided by Vinson & Elkins LLP)

  • Breadth of Industry and Technology Experience: Many of our lawyers have advanced degrees or have worked in technology or life-science industries, affording greater insight into our client's most challenging IP issues.
  • Venue Experience: Although we handle cases in federal district and appellate courts nationwide, our IP team has handled a vast number of cases in Texas federal district courts, including a large volume of patent, copyright and trademark cases in the Eastern District of Texas. 
  • IP Transactions. We handle complex IP issues in transactional matters, including M&A and project finance transactions and patent clearances.

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Offers expert guidance on trade secrets, copyright and trademark matters, maintaining a strong focus on district court and USPTO patent proceedings. Frequently retained on cases heard in the Eastern District of Texas. Adds to its litigious practice with expertise in transactional IP matters.

Work highlights Acted for Texas biotech company XY in a three-week jury trial concerning the licensing of bovine semen sexing technology, securing a verdict clearing the client of antitrust charges and finding in XY's favor on counterclaims of breach of contract and patent infringement by licensee Trans Ova Genetics.

Represented BlackBerry in the Eastern District of Texas, securing a dismissal of claims made by Iris Connex patent infringement regarding products with dual cameras.

Notable practitioners

Clients call David Clonts "a great patent litigation strategist," noting that "he is very good at crafting and developing arguments with a blend of technology and patent law." He is an experienced litigator handling IP protection in a range of sectors, including electronics, medical devices and telecom.

Charles Everingham is described as a "very smart guy, and very sophisticated," and has served as a district court judge. He advises on trade secrets, patent trials and other business matters concerning IP.

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Blank Rome LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Strong, broad-based offering that allows the team to act on wide-ranging litigation, transactional and prosecution matters across the spectrum of IP rights. Advises big-name clients from the USA and further afield, including those active in the energy and pharmaceutical sectors.

Strengths Clients appreciate that Blank Rome takes "a sophisticated approach to patent litigation and IP protection."

Work highlights Acted for Oceaneering International as plaintiff in a patent litigation dispute against competitor Trendsetter Engineering relating to allegations of infringement of the client's underwater oil drilling equipment patent.

Represented Ocusoft in a patent infringement and false advertising suit regarding one of their products which is replicated generically by numerous pharmacy retail chains.

Notable practitioners

David Cabello specializes in litigation with a focus on patent, trademark and copyright disputes. He also advises clients on IP licensing, portfolio management and patent infringement matters.

Russell Wong is "a very good transactions lawyer and an excellent practitioner," sources say. He has licensing experience and expertise in portfolio strategy and development, also handling IP litigation in sectors such as information technology and chemical processes.

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Our 30-lawyer Texas intellectual property team, based in Houston, represents clients in technology areas, including computer science, electronics, manufacturing, semi-conductors, petroleum services, chemical processing, nanotechnology and biotechnology.

In patent litigation, our team has been lead counsel on more than 100 patent lawsuits in all key jurisdictions, and has won numerous litigation matters across the country and the district courts of Texas. Several of our partners have been appointed to serve as technical advisors for U.S. District Courts.

Regarding inter partes review, we have extensive experience in this growing arena. Through a dedicated practice in this area, we’ve conducted more than 35 inter partes review proceedings.

Most of our intellectual property team has worked together since the 1980s, first working in-house at the computer company, Compaq, for many years, making us sensitive to the budgetary pressures and business issues faced by in-house counsel. We then stayed together through to the formation of the Houston intellectual property boutique firm Wong Cabello in 2001, and then to Blank Rome. So we offer the hands-on, personalized service found in a classic intellectual property boutique mixed with the national resources of a leading AmLaw 100 law firm.

Our work in Houston breaks down roughly between patents (50% of practice activity), copyrights, and trademarks (25%).

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Bracewell LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Provides complete coverage in all areas of IP, fielding established practitioners able to file, prosecute and litigate on trademarks, copyrights and patents. Also noted for its strong handling of transactional IP concerns. Works with cutting-edge technology in biomedicine, data security and government infrastructure. Attracts an impressive international client base, as well as acting for leading domestic energy, retail and automotive companies.

Work highlights Acted for MetaBank in proceedings before the USPTO, obtaining a number of patents relating to the client's financial systems and services.

Continued to advise Baker Hughes on a range of IP matters including licensing, technology transactions and the prosecution of patent applications.

Notable practitioners

The "very successful" Alan Albright counsels clients in the semiconductor, software and medical equipment sectors. He is a greatly experienced trial lawyer with expertise regarding trade secret, patent and internet-related suits.

Constance Gall Rhebergen has a client base that includes companies operating in agriculture, software and energy. She has expertise in advising clients on a range of noncontentious issues, including brand portfolio management and IP related to M&A.

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DLA Piper LLP (US) - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Recognized for its handling of ITC and district court patent litigation, as well as its increased focus on PTAB proceedings, with a notable patent defense practice. Notable international capabilities attract major global brands, including electronics and computer software companies. Frequently advises on multijurisdictional patent enforcement.

Strengths Sources call the team's IP litigators "outstanding strategists and trial lawyers."

Work highlights Acted as lead trial counsel in defending Starwood against patent infringement claims brought by Ameranth regarding online menu technology.

Continued to represent KLA-Tencor against fraud allegations at the patent office, forming part of an antitrust claim brought by Xitronix.

Notable practitioners

John Guaragna is "very effective, practical and easy to work with," sources say. He is noted for taking a "very pragmatic approach" to litigation in the IP space and has acted in proceedings before numerous district courts and the ITC.

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Heim, Payne & Chorush LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Highly recommended for its expertise in electronics, computer science and pharmaceuticals. Well-regarded IP boutique that provides support for clients across a range of areas, including patent litigation, trade secrets and antitrust. Adept at handling patent infringement matters at trial and inter partes review proceedings.

Strengths Sources say: "Heim Payne's a very strong firm. It's small but they've got very good lawyers doing very high-level work and they recruit the very best talent."

Clients say: "HPC is a solid IP litigation boutique. For each matter the firm assigns qualified and skilled lawyers and paralegals to effectively and efficiently represent their clients."

Work highlights Acted in more than a decade of infringement litigation for client CSIRO, the Australian government’s agency for scientific research, related to patents for seminal technology for 802.11 standard, enabling WiFi communications.

Acted for Rembrandt in patent infringement litigation against Samsung relating to Bluetooth inventions, securing a verdict at the Federal Circuit affirming both liability and infringement issues and remanding the case to the district court for reconsideration.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner and managing director Michael Heim is a longstanding patent litigator with experience acting as a USPTO patent examiner. His practice focuses on matters arising concerning the software, telecom and electrical sectors.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Respected patent trial team that acts for a range of clients, including those in the energy, financial services and retail markets. Strong litigation capabilities are supported by a broad prosecution and portfolio management offering. Also noted for its experience in disputes with nonpracticing entities. Client base includes big-name companies in the energy and computing sectors.

Strengths A client highlights the firm's strength in IP regulatory compliance and reports that "when MLB takes on a matter for me, it is handled efficiently and competently."

Work highlights Acted as defense counsel for ZOLL Medical in obtaining the dismissal of a $55 million federal suit brough by AutoMedx for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, trade secret theft and other business torts arising from the client's acquisition of an entity that terminated a licensing agreement with the plaintiff.

Represented ESP Completion Technologies and C&J Energy Services as defendants in a patent infringement claim relating to downhole technology.

Notable practitioners

David Levy has expertise in patent cases, trade secret thefts and other IP disputes, with particular experience in acting as defense counsel. Sources report that he is "very attentive and works very hard to understand us as a client. He is very even-keeled and brings a calming influence to negotiations in litigation matters."

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With more than 170 lawyers in 17 offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia, Morgan Lewis has one of the largest and most diverse Intellectual Property (IP) practices of any full-service law firm in the world. We have a unified practice across our global offices, and our practice is well balanced across prosecution, transactions, and litigation. The size and breadth of our practice, coupled with our geographic and subject-matter balance, ensures we have the talent to match most needs.

Top Patent Prosecution Practice. We have an exceptional patent prosecution practice, representing many of the world’s leading technology companies, such as Apple, Google, Facebook, HP Inc., LG, and Tencent, as well as many of the top pharmaceutical and life sciences companies.

Elite Litigation Practice. Our litigators are experienced in litigating and trying high-stakes IP disputes including patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade secrets, and IP licensing.

Sophisticated ITC Practice. We regularly represent clients in complex IP disputes before the International Trade Commission (ITC).

Leading USPTO Postgrant Proceeding Practice. We are proficient at handling postgrant proceedings at the USPTO.

Leading Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secrets Practice. We have been recognized for having a leading trademark, copyright, and trade secrets practice.

Dedicated Licensing Practice. We advise clients on all aspects of technology transactions.

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Munck Wilson Mandala LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Expert guidance across the full spectrum of IP protection. Strong trial capabilities complemented by an impressive track record of prosecuting patents and advising on corporate transactions. Frequently acts for clients such as life sciences, gaming and energy companies, as well as financial services entities.

Work highlights Acted for Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions Inc in a patent infringement and trade secret suit arising from Intersil's use of a due diligence process to misappropriate the client's trade secrets in order to develop and market optoelectronic sensors infringing upon the TAOS's patents. Secured $88 million in actual and exemplary damages for the client.

Advised industrial manufacturer Crane Co on IP matters regarding its acquisition of the MEI Conlux Holdings US and Japan, including the divestiture of select intellectual property assets in the EU to ensure competition following the acquisition.

Notable practitioners

William Munck has specialist knowledge of matters pertaining to the wireless communication, pharmaceutical and firmware fields, among others. He regularly advises clients on their IP portfolios, developing both offensive and defensive strategies to meet their needs.

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We Know Technology

At Munck Wilson Mandala, we represent clients around the world, protecting their ideas, inventions and business. Our attorneys have diverse and distinguished technical backgrounds and experience representing domestic, foreign and multinational companies in developing and executing offensive and defensive licensing strategies. We are fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Japanese, German, Spanish, and other languages. As a team, we have well over 500 years - half a millennium - of combined experience representing clients in patent preparation and prosecution, licensing, and litigation.

In addition to representing some of the more well-known names in technology, the Munck Wilson Mandala team also represents smaller companies who have disputes over patent infringement and trade secret matters. The firm also investigates the validity of issued patents, registrations, contracts, designs and filings to be certain all avenues are explored and all proper precautions are in effect. 

Because we understand your technology and business, we are better equipped to understand your challenges, work with your management and inventors and shape your IP strategies. Through technology assessment techniques and applied research, Munck Wilson Mandala helps clients improve business performance and institute organizational and strategic changes for competitive advantage. 










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Sidley Austin LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Advises clients across the breadth of IP matters, with a strong patent litigation offering bolstered by expertise in unfair competition and trade secrets, as well as copyrights and trademarks. Life sciences and technology disputes feature heavily in its active caseload.

Strengths "We've always had a good experience with Sidley," says one Texas lawyer, with another noting that "they have many talented folks."

Notable practitioners

Thom Tarnay heads up the firm's Dallas intellectual property offering and is a key contact.

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Effective patent litigators handling high-stakes litigation for household names active in manufacturing, telecommunications and computer software. Notable experience in handling big-ticket disputes taken to trial in courts across the USA, with expertise in inter partes review.

Strengths Peers say: "We see them all the time representing big clients and they're very good lawyers."

Work highlights Acted for LiquidPower in filing patent infringement suits against two competitors relating to the client's DRA technology for the improvement of the flow of crude oil through pipelines. Secured a permanent injunction for the client and favorable settlement against one competitor and proceedings remain pending against the other.

Represented Tesla as defense counsel in a patent infringement suit brought by West View Research accusing voice-response features in Tesla cars of infringing eight patents. The team achieved victory at first instance and on appeal to the Federal Circuit.

Notable practitioners

Garland Stephens specializes in IP disputes relating to the fields of electronics and technology. He has extensive litigation experience and has represented clients in patent disputes across the USA.

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Senior Statesperson

McKool Smith

From the Chambers USA guide

The "engaging, professional and committed" William LaFuze continues to apply his vast experience in complex patent disputes to his representing of major clients in patent infringement suits.

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Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers USA guide

William Slusser is highly experienced in patent infringement jury trials and corresponding technical lawsuits. His client base ranges from major corporations in the oil and gas sector to individual patent owners.

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McKool Smith

From the Chambers USA guide

Samuel Baxter is a highly regarded figure in Texas patent litigation with a reputation that also extends nationally. "Sam Baxter has been an incredible individual to work with," says a source. "He listens to our business strategy and challenges and helps us implement a legal strategy around them."

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McKool Smith

From the Chambers USA guide

Douglas Cawley is "head and shoulders above the rest, probably the finest IP lawyer in the state," peers say. He is a standout trial lawyer with considerable expertise in handling major complex cases.

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Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Peers note that Hilda Galvan is "always incredibly impressive." She is considered a thought leader in the Texas IP community and is widely recognized for her trial work, representing clients in both state and federal courts and before the ITC.

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Fish & Richardson PC

From the Chambers USA guide

DJ Healey is "a top practitioner and always impresses," peers say. She is highly reputable with a long history of representing clients in both state and federal courts and in arbitrations.

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Haynes and Boone, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Firm-wide chair of technology David McCombs has a strong Federal Circuit patent litigation practice and prominent PTAB expertise. His client base covers software and medical devices companies and semiconductors.

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McKool Smith

From the Chambers USA guide

Mike McKool is renowned for his extensive trial experience, handling an array of high-profile IP disputes. Clients say that "Mike always has practical and sound advice to help guide us through the disputes we're involved in."

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Winston & Strawn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Tom Melsheimer is described as "a good trial lawyer who can be very persuasive with judges and juries, and who is able to see the bigger picture and what will resonate with both." He is a leading light in the market and a specialist in patent litigation, also handling copyright, trademark and trade secrets cases.

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Baker Botts LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Barton Showalter is "definitely a name to be contended with in Texas," peers say. He has expertise in the area of technology and a strong practice covering litigation, procurement and licensing.

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Thompson & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Bruce Sostek is respected by sources as "a great lawyer and trusted adviser to his clients." He has great experience at both federal court and ITC level and is particularly recognized for his telecom IP work.

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Theodore Stevenson

McKool Smith

From the Chambers USA guide

Theodore Stevenson is sought by sources for his "unparalleled trial experience. He is incredibly familiar with litigation tactics and jury presentation and is excellent at taking complex concepts and breaking them down into readily understandable terms for a jury." He handles IP litigation at multiple levels, with notable appellate experience.

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Bracewell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very successful" Alan Albright counsels clients in the semiconductor, software and medical equipment sectors. He is a greatly experienced trial lawyer with expertise regarding trade secret, patent and internet-related suits.

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Nicolas Barzoukas

Reed Smith LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Nicolas Barzoukas of Reed Smith LLP is an expert in the fields of pharmaceuticals and biotech. He has comprehensive expertise in litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act.

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Clients call David Clonts"a great patent litigation strategist," noting that "he is very good at crafting and developing arguments with a blend of technology and patent law." He is an experienced litigator handling IP protection in a range of sectors, including electronics, medical devices and telecom.

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Heim, Payne & Chorush LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Founding partner and managing director Michael Heim is a longstanding patent litigator with experience acting as a USPTO patent examiner. His practice focuses on matters arising concerning the software, telecom and electrical sectors.

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Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Recognized as a "very fine practitioner,"Sharon Israel of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP has a noted patent litigation practice and is a recognized figure in the Texas IP community.

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Winston & Strawn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Keville is "a fine lawyer" with a practice that covers technology in the sectors of digital signal processing, oil fields and electronic devices. Clients report that "Keville is a legit trial lawyer who loves to be and excels in the courtroom, and recognizes how to make winning arguments."

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Yetter Coleman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert McAughan of Yetter Coleman LLP is "a very high-quality lawyer" says one source, with another noting that "Bob is quick on his feet and takes great depositions." His comprehensive practice includes a wide range of IP litigation and advice.

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Susman Godfrey LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Phenomenal trial lawyer"Stephen Susman is highly regarded for his considerable experience in the courtroom. His focus on IP matters sits within a broader litigious corporate practice.

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Patterson & Sheridan, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Barr of King & Spalding LLP has noted expertise in IP claims arising from the energy industry and is a reputable IP litigator with experience in a variety of patent disputes.

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Blank Rome LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Cabello specializes in litigation with a focus on patent, trademark and copyright disputes. He also advises clients on IP licensing, portfolio management and patent infringement matters.

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Reed Smith LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Chassman of Reed Smith LLP represents clients in a variety of IP matters, including complex technological issues and patent disputes. His practice is focused on litigious matters and he has acted in front of federal courts and a number of regulatory bodies.

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Chen Malin LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources say that Li Chen of Chen Malin LLP "has business acumen and very strong advocacy skills, as well as deep technical knowledge. He is the real deal and a rising force in the patent Bar." He is an experienced litigator and handles patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation suits.

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Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers USA guide

Brett Govett is "probably one of the most cool and calm people under fire I've ever met, his demeanor is fantastic. He remains calm and levelheaded and is a fantastic trial lawyer." He is known for his practice focusing on patent infringement suits and other complex IP disputes.

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Herbert J Hammond

Thompson & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very impressive"Herbert Hammond has vast experience of litigating patent, trademark and copyright matters. He is an equally adept arbitrator and expert witness in the IP field.

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Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Carey Jordan of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP "has a very strong IP practice," sources say. She counsels clients on portfolio management strategies and patent prosecution. Her expertise is particularly pronounced in matters pertaining to the chemical and materials science industries.

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Baker Botts LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Peers describe Douglas Kubehl as "a fantastic advocate and a very thoughtful lawyer. I was impressed by his business acumen, knowledge of the law and his strong strategic insight." He is a specialist patent litigator and licensing practitioner.

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Connor Kudlac Lee, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Kevin Kudlac of Connor Kudlac Lee, PLLC specializes in patent disputes, particularly as they pertain to the electrical technology and computer industries. He litigates patent claims involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices and has experience acting in IP matters with cross-border implications.

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Baker Botts LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kevin Meek is noted for his comprehensive practice covering patent litigation, prosecution and licensing. He is equally adept at handling trademark and copyright prosecution and enforcement.

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Mims is adept at handling patent, trademark and copyright litigation regarding various technologies. Impressed sources highlight that Mims "has been doing good work for a long time."

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Parker Highlander PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Peers note that David Parker of Parker Highlander PLLC is "very well respected on the transactional side." He specializes in biotech claims and handles both patent prosecution and portfolio management for clients.

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Haynes and Boone, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Phillip Philbin is "a very strategic litigator, he's ultra prepared and good in the courtroom," say peers. He is noted for his strength in patent litigation and his practice also covers copyright and trade secrets.

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Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers USA guide

Peers report that James Repass is "an excellent practitioner who has the ability to build relationships with other lawyers, even when he's opposing counsel. He really excels at that." He heads the firm's IP department globally and counsels clients on intellectual property as it pertains to their business arrangements.

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Susman Godfrey LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Max Tribble"has a great reputation for courtroom work," peers say. He handles complex patent disputes, often involving household names, at Markman hearings and in federal courts.

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Baker Botts LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Weaver is "very highly regarded for his very wide skill set," peers say. He enjoys a strong reputation as a trial lawyer and for his strengths in complex patent litigation, copyright disputes and licensing matters.

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Whittle of Hogan Lovells US LLP has "a very vibrant personality and is visible in the community," peers say. He works with companies in the energy, technology and natural resources industries, where he advises clients on transactions, licensing, portfolio management and IP litigation.

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Blank Rome LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Russell Wong is "a very good transactions lawyer and an excellent practitioner," sources say. He has licensing experience and expertise in portfolio strategy and development, also handling IP litigation in sectors such as information technology and chemical processes.

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Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Zembek specializes in patent defense, also advising companies on the protection, licensing and enforcement of patents. His practice focuses on a variety of technologies and he handles both arbitrations and jury trials.

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Jeffrey A. Andrews

Yetter Coleman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

At Yetter Coleman LLP, Jeffrey Andrews' practice covers a variety of fields and technologies including medical devices, oilfield services and software. Clients say: "He has a fantastic ability to break down complex IP issues in a way that is easily understandable by people without legal backgrounds."

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Locke Lord LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Charles Baker of Locke Lord LLP provides solid experience in prosecuting and defending IP cases, including patents, trademark and copyright infringements and trade secrets.

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Joseph M Beauchamp

Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Beauchamp enters the rankings this year, with peers recognizing his work as a patent trial attorney in district court and USPTO proceedings. Peers call him "a very good practical lawyer who understands the needs of any particular case and who can tailor his representation to what the client is after."

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McKool Smith

From the Chambers USA guide

Kevin Burgess is a well-known practitioner in patent infringement matters who works with high-profile clients in the technology and software sectors.

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Massimo Ciccarelli

Thompson & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Massimo Ciccarelli"exemplifies what you think of in a litigator," sources say. His broad copyright, patent and trade secrets practice also covers licensing and non-infringement.

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McGuireWoods LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Darren Collins of McGuireWoods LLP is "extremely talented, intelligent, professional and responsive," say sources. He advises clients in the private equity and technology sectors on IP development, commercialization and enforcement.

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Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Keith Davis is highlighted as "a very talented young litigator." His practice focus is on the software, telecom and semiconductors fields, where he represents clients in complex patent and trade secret litigation.

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Jones Walker LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Albert Deaver of Jones Walker LLP is an experienced patent lawyer and trial attorney with expertise in a range of IP disputes. Sources describe him as "a litigation-savvy attorney who knows how to communicate well with the client, who zealously represents the client in every situation and who makes solid and persuasive arguments."

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeff Dodd of Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP is an experienced trademarks and copyrights litigator who also advises clients on transactional IP matters. A client reports: "He is highly responsive to our requests and always provides practical business-oriented legal advice. He is an outstanding resource."

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Haynes and Boone, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very bright"Russell Emerson is an experienced litigator and first chair trial attorney. He has acted in various IP cases involving a wide range of technologies.

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Charles Everingham

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Charles Everingham is described as a "very smart guy, and very sophisticated," and has served as a district court judge. He advises on trade secrets, patent trials and other business matters concerning IP.

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Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers USA guide

John Flaim is an expert on electrical and computer-related patents and has litigated a number of global infringement disputes. Sources report that he is "very intelligent and knows the subject matter and understands it. He's good at being able to deal with opposing counsel in a successful and satisfactory way."

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Baker Botts LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Roger Fulghum is a well-regarded patent and trade secret practitioner with great experience in both state and federal courts. Sources report that he is "incredibly sophisticated with technology and very talented in terms of being able to break things down into simple arguments for judge and jury."

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

From the Chambers USA guide

John Guaragna is "very effective, practical and easy to work with," sources say. He is noted for taking a "very pragmatic approach" to litigation in the IP space and has acted in proceedings before numerous district courts and the ITC.

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Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers USA guide

Eric Hall is a longstanding expert on telecommunications technology and his practice focuses on related patent matters, including litigation, prosecution and licensing.

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Dentons

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Hanson of Dentons is a well-known patent prosecutor with longstanding experience in the field. He is notable for his representation of clients in the biotech sector.

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Fish & Richardson PC

From the Chambers USA guide

David Hoffman is "very organized and keeps a level head no matter the strength of the storm," say clients. He has a broad practice that incorporates patent litigation, inter partes review work and patent portfolio management.

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Todd Landis is described by clients as "a savant" and "an exceptionally talented litigation lawyer." He handles both trials and Markman hearings and specializes in electronic and computer technology.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Levy has expertise in patent cases, trade secret thefts and other IP disputes, with particular experience in acting as defense counsel. Sources report that he is "very attentive and works very hard to understand us as a client. He is very even-keeled and brings a calming influence to negotiations in litigation matters."

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Chen Malin LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Malin of Chen Malin LLP provides longstanding expertise on a range of IP matters in areas such as domain names and software. Clients appreciate his "very deep understanding of the courts," noting that "he provides a sense of confident determination to the team."

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Dwayne Mason of Greenberg Traurig, LLP heads up the firm's Texas IP litigation offering and maintains a broad-based practice. He regularly handles disputes relating to trademarks, trade secrets and patents.

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Munck Wilson Mandala LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Munck has specialist knowledge of matters pertaining to the wireless communication, pharmaceutical and firmware fields, among others. He regularly advises clients on their IP portfolios, developing both offensive and defensive strategies to meet their needs.

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Baker Botts LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Clients appreciate that Kurt Pankratz"handles himself very well on his feet in court and has the ability to explain intricate details to a lay person." His broad IP practice covers both litigious and transactional matters.

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McKool Smith

From the Chambers USA guide

Steve Pollinger is equally adept representing plaintiffs and defendants in patent infringement suits and has experience of appearing before various IP courts.

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Reiter of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is cochair of the firm's global IP practice group and regularly represents clients in the information technology sector. Sources say: "He is great on his feet and very technically sound. He's a very sharp lawyer who's always considering all the different angles to attack a problem from."

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Band 4

Constance Gall Rhebergen

Bracewell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Constance Gall Rhebergen has a client base that includes companies operating in agriculture, software and energy. She has expertise in advising clients on a range of noncontentious issues, including brand portfolio management and IP related to M&A.

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Band 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers USA guide

Gina Shishima is well versed in patent prosecution and portfolio management, inter partes reviews and reexaminations. Her practice focuses on the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medicine.

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Band 4

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Garland Stephens specializes in IP disputes relating to the fields of electronics and technology. He has extensive litigation experience and has represented clients in patent disputes across the USA.

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Band 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers USA guide

Charles Walker is a seasoned trial lawyer who is equally adept at both enforcing and defending against claims involving patents. Sources call him "a fine lawyer. He's got a good reputation and has been very successful in drilling technology patent litigation over the years."

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Up and Coming

Devika Kornbacher

Vinson & Elkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Devika Kornbacher counsels clients in a number of areas including energy, cybersecurity and open source software. Her practice covers the securing, licensing and enforcing of IP rights in the context of M&A, project development and investments.

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