PRACTICE AREASIntellectual Property Litigation
- University of Texas Law School, J.D. with highest honors, 2005 (Vice-Chancellor; Order of the Coif; Texas Law Review)
- University of Texas, B.A. Plan II, 2000 (President of University Mock Trial Association)
- Judicial Clerk to The Honorable David M. Ebel, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2005-2006
LICENSES & ADMISSIONS
- Licensed to practice in Texas
- United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Fifth Circuit, and Tenth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas
- United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
- Named Texas Super Lawyer 2015-2019
- Named Texas Rising Star 2014-2015
- Texas Law 2005 Class Committee member
- Texas Law Alumni Mentoring program volunteer
- The Austin Intellectual Property American Inn of Court (2012-2014)
- Board Member of Austin Young Lawyers (2007-2009)
- The Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court (2007-2009)
- Global Vision International eco-volunteer in Patagonia, South America 2006
In re Dental Supplies Antitrust Litigation (E.D.N.Y.)
Represent plaintiff class of dental practices and laboratories against the three largest dental supply and equipment distributors in the United States, alleging the distributors fixed price margins, pressured manufacturers to boycott competitors, and agreed not to poach each other’s employees. District court approved cash settlement of $80 million on behalf of class members.
In re German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.)
Represent plaintiff in putative indirect purchaser class action on behalf of vehicle purchasers against Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen and related entities, alleging that these German vehicle manufacturers coordinated on costs, prices, suppliers, technical development, and other competitive aspects in violation of both federal and state antitrust laws and consumer protection statutes.
Papst Licensing GmbH & Co., K.G. v. Apple, Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex., PTAB, Fed. Cir.)
Represent patent owners in case involving allegations of patent infringement related to high data rate, device-independent information transfer against multiple cell phone manufacturers. Trial court denied motion to transfer venue and appeal court denied mandamus. Navigated the filing of twenty-three (23) IPRs of data transfer technology patents by nine (9) accused infringers, securing non-institution of many petitions and resulting in survival of patentable claims asserted in litigation. Obtained $5.9 million jury verdict against one defendant; other defendants settled favorably.
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.
Thomas C. Sisoian v. International Business Machines Corp. (W.D. Tex.)
Represented plaintiff software company in action for misappropriation of trade secrets relating to adaptive object-model software by former employee, resulting in a favorable settlement on behalf of client after court denied summary judgment in favor of defendant.
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.
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.
Biochemistry and Protein Engineering, Confidential Matter (W.D. Wis.)
Prior to joining the firm, partner Nicole Glauser served as part of team that represented one of world’s largest chemical companies relating to genetically-engineered enzymes used to make fuel ethanol; obtained trial court judgment invalidating patent for lack of written description that was affirmed on appeal.
Internet Search and Algorithms, Confidential Matter (E.D. Tex.)
Prior to joining the firm, partner Nicole Glauser served as part Part of team that represented a large research university and its exclusive licensee in a patent infringement suit against a Fortune 50 computerized search company; obtained a favorable license and settlement after jury selection. Ms. Glauser led pretrial and played a critical role in litigation strategy and preparation.
Biotechnology Tools, Confidential Matter (AAA Arbitration)
Prior to joining the firm, partner Nicole Glauser represented a global biotechnology tools company in a $100 million AAA arbitration over earnout provisions in a merger agreement, obtaining a complete defense award. Ms. Glauser co-authored the winning baseball-style arbitration brief.
Trade Secrets, Confidential Matter (Tex. Dist.—Harris County)
Prior to joining the firm, partner Nicole Glauser co-led representation of international oilfield services company in connection with a former employee’s theft of trade secrets; obtained temporary restraining order, favorable settlement, and assignment of patent rights.
Wind Turbine Generator, Confidential Matter (ITC)
Prior to joining the firm, partner Nicole Glauser assisted in successful trial of an International Trade Commission investigation on behalf of Fortune 50 company; ALJ ultimately found a Section 337 violation.
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.K.Y)
Represent patent owner in multiple litigations enforcing patents related to methods for transferring print and scan data between a fax machine and computer.