Litigation

Our litigation practice has been active since the Firm was founded in 1991. We are active in the prosecution and defense of lawsuits in state and federal court, and are particularly experienced in patent and trademark litigation. Of late, more and more of our cases are patent infringement suits in the Eastern District of Texas, where we have become quite familiar with local rules and practices, and the tendencies of the Eastern District Federal Judges. We also represent clients in arbitration, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution procedures. Four of the Firm’s fourteen shareholders devote all or the majority of their practice to litigation.

From many years of patent litigation, including cases tried long before Markman, we have adopted a no nonsense approach to preparing patent cases. Basic tenets of how we proceed in such cases are reduced to writing and followed. Other lawyers undoubtedly employ some of our practices but, in our Firm, they are bedrock principles that are used as a matter of course to keep us focused and efficient.

We are strong believers in early and thorough case assessment. Before deciding on any strategy, we first come to a complete understanding of the Client’s desires and realistic business objectives in the litigation. All cases are not the same, and the client’s objectives dictate how we tailor each case.
 



Attorneys experienced in this area of practice

J. Robert Brown, Jr
Rodney B. Carroll
Thaddeus J. Faleski
Aruna Ghatak-Roy
Darlene Ghavimi
Kristin Jordan Harkins
James Hooper
Gregory L. Maag
Stewart Mesher
Christopher J. Mierzejewski
John M. Mihelcic, Ph.D.
Matthew R. Moscicki
Nick Patel
Jonathan Polk
Keith Rawlins
Charles J. Rogers
Thomas L. Warden