Bracewell’s IP lawyers combine their litigation and technology experience to provide efficient and effective representation of our clients in complex IP matters in venues across the United States, including the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Our team members, many of whom are registered patent attorneys with advanced technical degrees, are able to present persuasively technical details to judges and juries, and represent U.S. and international companies in a variety of industries including computer, software, energy, media, retail, telecommunications, and finance.
Recent Notable Matters
Westlake Chemical Corporation — in the Eastern District of Texas for infringing a patent claiming an improved process for making tie-layer resins used in the food packaging industry. After a jury trial against one of the top-ranked patent litigation firms in the U.S. in a venue known to favor plaintiffs, the jury returned a verdict of non-infringement for Westlake. On appeal the jury’s verdict of non-infringement was affirmed by the Federal Circuit.
Toshiba Corporation — defense of various Toshiba entities in patent infringement litigations filed across the county including current pending matters California (Central District) and Utah, and Patent Trial and Appeal Board in connection with both defensive and offensive inter partes review proceedings involving a variety of technologies
HTC Corporation — Obtained a complete victory for consumer electronics company HTC in a trademark infringement case in the Eastern District of Virginia. Recently won a ruling entitling HTC to recover $1.5 million in fees based on the exceptional nature of the case.
Big Fish Games — defense in patent infringement litigations in Districts of ED Texas, Nevada, and WD Wash; in all three cases, won motions to dismiss invalidating plaintiff’s patents under 35 USC 101 (11 patents in total); currently defending two appeals before the Federal Circuit
Baker Hughes Incorporated — secured a jury trial victory for in Texas state court for ownership of patented technology related to a downhole activation system using repelling magnets for a linear motor based safety valve
Baker Hughes Incorporated — numerous engagements asserting or defending claims of patent infringement including litigating and arbitrating patents related to oilfield services tools and refinery chemicals and processes
Overstock.com, Inc. — Won a significant jury verdict in a patent infringement suit against plaintiff, Alcatel, marking a rare defense victory in a patent case in the Eastern District of Texas in a suit alleging infringement of e-commerce website technology. Represented client in additional patent infringement cases from the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas to the District of Delaware.
Simmonds Precision Products, Inc. — asserting claims of Breach of Contract, Trade Secret Misappropriation, and Tortious Interference with Prospective Business
Houston Independent School District — Two significant lawsuits involving allegations of district wide trademark and copyright infringement. Secured summary judgment in HISD’s favor in one of those matters.
UTC Climate, Controls & Security — a global provider of building technologies offering fire safety, security, building automation, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems and services in the protection and defense claims of patent infringement
Cummins Inc. and Cummins Filtration Inc. — in a series of patent infringement actions involving diesel engine technology against a competitor in the District of Delaware
Facebook Inc. — Obtained a ruling for a case alleging patent infringement of the asserted e-mail patent owned by Australian company A Pty. Ltd. in the Western District of Texas, Austin Division. We successfully invalidated the patent-in-suit, and the case was dismissed with prejudice prior to the commencement of discovery.