As part of our litigation practice, we represent plaintiffs and defendants in patent litigation throughout the country and across a wide array of industries. Because of the number of technologies that can be involved, it is important to have the technical experience, trial skills, and industry knowledge to handle patent litigation matters. Patent litigation is more than just a legal issue—it is also a business issue. How patent litigation is handled can significantly impact the business going forward.
Patent Infringement Litigation
When addressing the issue of infringement, is it important to have attorneys with the knowledge necessary to understand the technology in dispute. Several of our attorneys are licensed before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).
Because patent litigation is often tried before a jury, an important skill is being able to explain complicated technical issues in a clear and concise manner. Making the technology both understandable and approachable is a skill that requires the right combination of technical knowledge and litigation experience.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Intellectual property (IP) litigation, including patent litigation, does not require a huge army of attorneys and support staff. It is more important to have the right team with the right experience. Cases should be staffed efficiently to ensure clients receive cost-effective representation. It is also important to have people with the technical skills necessary to support the trial team. It is also important to analyze the case at every stage. Often, intellectual property litigation can be resolved before trial, or through summary judgment, mediation or other alternative dispute resolution methods.
As an IP and business litigation law firm, our patent litigation attorneys can assist with advising on patent litigation legal issues. See our IP and Business Litigation service line page for additional information about patent litigation legal services.
Local Counsel for Patent Litigation Matters
Our patent litigation attorneys also act as local counsel for out-of-state plaintiffs and defendants involved in patent disputes in Texas federal district courts, including the most active forum for patent litigation, the Eastern District of Texas. See our Local Counsel page for the Local Patent Rules for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas as well as schematic diagrams of the Local Patent Rules. See our local counsel litigation page for more details.
If you have a patent case in the Eastern District of Texas or the Northern District of Texas, see our white papers, Eastern District Texas Patent Rules: Diagram & Checklist and Texas Patent Rules Northern District: Diagram & Checklist for more detail on Texas Local Patent Rules plus a diagram of each set of rules and a downloadable checklist as well as the EDTX Local Patent Rules, NDTX Local Patent Rules, and SDTX Local Patent Rules.