PRACTICE AREASIntellectual Property Litigation
Inter Partes Review
- The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1994).
- Rice University (B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.A. in Philosophy, 1991).
LICENSES & ADMISSIONS
- Licensed to practice in Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
- Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Council Member, State Bar of Texas IP Law Section
- Past Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation Committee
- Texas UT IP Journal Committee
- Texas Bar Fellow
- Austin Bar Association
- Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
- Board, Austin Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts
- Articles, Links and Details
Bandspeed, Inc. v. Broadcom Corp., et al. (W.D. Tex.)
Represented plaintiff hardware company in a patent litigation relating to Bluetooth communications against numerous integrated circuit manufacturers. The matter settled favorably for confidential sums.
Parity Networks LLC v. Nokia Solutions and Networks US, LLC, et al. (E.D. Tex.)
Represented computer networking client in series of infringement cases implicating multiple patent families relating to switching and routing technology and protocols.
TecSec, Incorporated v. Microsoft Corporation, et al. (E.D. Va.)
Represented patent owner in case involving allegations of patent infringement regarding data encryption, breach of contract, fraud, and negligent misrepresentation.
Norman IP Holdings, LLC v. Lexmark International, Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.)
Handled highly-successful enforcement effort regarding portfolio of microprocessor and power control patents.
eWatch, Inc. v. Apple Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.)
Represented plaintiff hardware and software company in patent litigation relating to image capture, storage, and transmission against numerous manufacturers of camera phones. The matter settled favorably for confidential sums.
No Magic, Inc. v. Thales E-Security, Inc. (E.D. Tex.)
Represent plaintiff software company in patent litigation relating to data encryption against several manufacturers of hardware security modules.
ComCam International, Inc. v. AT&T Corp., et al. (E.D. Tex.)
Represent patent owner in patent litigation relating to video-based monitoring systems against several manufacturers and providers of home security systems.
Futurevision.com, LLC. v. Time Warner Cable, Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex., D. Del.)
Represented pioneering interactive television service provider in patent litigation against leading service providers.
Cell and Network Selection LLC v. AT&T Inc. (E.D. Tex.)
Represented technology company in enforcing patents relating to cellular tower selection by mobile phones.
Bandspeed, Inc. v. Sony Electronics, Inc., et al. (W.D. Tex.)
Represented plaintiff hardware company in patent and antitrust litigation relating to Bluetooth communications against 45 hardware manufacturers and a standards setting organization. The matter settled favorably for confidential sums.
KlausTech, Inc. v. Google LLC (Fed. Cir. & N.D. Cal.)
Represent patent owner in Federal Circuit appeal relating to patent concerning a process for Internet advertising on websites and mobile applications.
Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG v. Altera Corp., Xilinx, Inc. (Fed. Cir., N.D. Cal., & D. Del.)
Represented patent owner in enforcement of patents related to generating and verifying tests for memory devices. Obtained dismissal of declaratory judgment action brought by accused infringer. Represented patent owner in appeals of dismissal and patentability pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 101 to the Federal Circuit.
Preservation Technologies, LLC v. Netflix, Inc. et al. (C.D. Cal. & D. Del.)
Represented patent owner against multiple accused infringers of patents related to architecture and techniques for indexing, accessing, distributing, and surveying multimedia data; cases settled favorably after conducting source code deposition and securing favorable discovery and pleading-stage rulings.
Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Adobe Systems Inc. et al. (Fed. Cir. & N.D. Cal.)
Represented patent owner in enforcement of patents related to digital rights management, resulting in favorable settlements.
Infinity Computer Products, Inc. v. Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. et al. (C.D. Cal., E.D. Pa., D. Del., E.D.N.Y., & E.D. Ky.)
Represent patent owner in multiple litigations enforcing patents related to methods for transferring print and scan data between a fax machine and computer.
Software Rights Archive, LLC v. Facebook, Inc. (Fed. Cir., PTAB, & N.D. Cal.)
Represented patent owner in enforcement of patents relating to internet search technology and algorithms resulting in multiple favorable settlements; PTAB issued favorable final written decision in inter partes review proceeding affirming validity of infringed claims that was overturned on appeal in a 2-1 decision.