Lucy Porter’s practice focuses on advising clients in a variety of matters related to the structuring and negotiating of services agreements for business process and information technology outsourcing and managed services. Lucy works with clients to develop and implement data privacy solutions that are compliant with global regulations. She has experience working across organizations, including compliance, HR, security, IT, and legal, to ensure that data privacy solutions are tailored to the client’s needs. Lucy also has experience in advising clients with the protection, maintenance, licensing and transfer of intellectual property assets, as well as in the prosecution and management of trademark portfolios. She has worked on United States and international patent clearance, prosecution and enforcement, and counsels clients on the protection of intellectual property assets in acquisitions. She advises clients in the energy, oilfield, chemical processing, petrochemicals, gas and biotechnology industries.
During law school, Lucy held an internship with U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Lucy was awarded a 2011-2012 Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA) Intellectual Property Law Scholarship.
Prior to joining the legal profession, Lucy was employed as a process engineer at Dow Chemical Company, where she brought process engineering knowledge to assist in the process equipment design for plant expansion projects and grass roots production facilities with experience in waste reduction. She also led an international team involved in the design of an education and training program for newly hired engineers.
Recent Notable Matters
Syntrix Biosystems Inc. — Syntrix Biosystems Inc. v. Illumina Inc. Represented the client, a biotechnology research firm, in a patent suit against Illumina in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Syntrix first filed the suit in November 2010, alleging that DNA- and RNA-analyzing products made and sold by Illumina infringed U.S. Patent 6,951,682. After an 11 day jury trial, the court awarded Syntrix $95,795,507 in damages and a 6 percent royalty rate. Verdict awarded National Law Journal Top 100 Verdicts of 2013.
Leading airline in U.S. — structuring and negotiating outsourcing transactions for IT Services, including application development and maintenance
Leading retailer — structuring and negotiating an outsourcing transaction for IT services