Intellectual Property Litigation

Jackson Walker’s Intellectual Property Litigation group is a powerful and experienced team of IP attorneys and trial lawyers who combine proven successful trial strategies, skillful advocacy, and appropriate staffing. We approach every case with the recognition that it may very well be tried before a jury, and we prepare accordingly. We are no strangers to, and in fact relish, the courtroom.

We have enforced and defended all types of intellectual property matters in federal and state courts across the United States, from California to Delaware, and from Illinois to Texas. Among other jurisdictions, we have significant patent litigation experience in federal civil courts of the Eastern District of Texas, one of the country’s premier forums for patent disputes. We have successfully represented numerous clients, including Fortune 500 companies, in litigation:

  • involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, trade secrets, and domain names
  • in arbitrations and alternative dispute forums
  • in proceedings before the International Trade Commission, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board, and the U.S. Supreme Court
  • in proceedings conducted pursuant to ICANN’s Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy

Clients confronted with disputes involving their patents, trademarks, service marks, trade dress, trade secrets, copyrights, or other intellectual property assets can rely on our experienced litigators to aggressively represent their interests in matters extending from infringement claims to unfair competition to disputes over commercial licensing agreements. We assist our clients in all stages of intellectual property conflicts and resolution of the conflict, from pre-litigation analysis and communications through final verdict and, if necessary, appeal.

We regularly represent Fortune 500 companies in infringement lawsuits involving intellectual property. Our experience includes successful appeals to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Our IP trial lawyers have also enforced and defended our clients’ intellectual property rights in arbitrations, alternative dispute forums, and proceedings before the International Trade Commission and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

We actively monitor the use of our clients’ intellectual property, and we can act quickly to enforce these various rights against infringers through the effective use of temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. With vast experience in both prosecuting and defending litigation cases involving patents, trademarks, and copyrights, we succeed in recovering damages and quickly obtaining injunctions for our clients. Often times, our commercial litigation experience allows us to resolve licensing and contract disputes quickly and efficiently.

Stacy Allen

Stacy Allen

Partner, Austin
512.236.2090

William R. Borchers

William R. Borchers

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7723

Amanda L. Bush

Amanda L. Bush

Of Counsel, Austin
512.236.2015

Carl C. Butzer

Carl C. Butzer

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5902

Katie Carmona

Katie Carmona

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2262

John K. Edwards

John K. Edwards

Partner, Houston
713.752.4319

Tori Emery

Tori Emery

Associate, Houston
713.752.4428

Marc Fuller

Marc Fuller

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5793

Sean F. Gallagher

Sean F. Gallagher

Associate, Austin
512.236.2014

Joel R. Glover

Joel R. Glover

Partner, Houston
713.752.4226

Harris Huguenard

Harris Huguenard

Associate, Houston
713.752.4247

Mark H. Miller

Mark H. Miller

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7751

David C. Myers

David C. Myers

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6036

Brit Nelson

Brit Nelson

Partner, Houston
713.752.4419

William Nilsson

William Nilsson

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5918

Wasif Qureshi

Wasif Qureshi

Partner, Houston
713.752.4521

Melissa Ruiz

Melissa Ruiz

Associate, Austin
512.236.2301

Paul C. Watler

Paul C. Watler

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6069

Cline H. White

Cline H. White

Senior Counsel, San Antonio
210.978.7783

June 3, 2024
Attorney News

‘Managing IP’ Recognizes Brit Nelson, Wasif Qureshi, and Nate St. Clair as Patent Stars

Managing IP, a global resource for intellectual property news and analysis, has recognized Jackson Walker partners Brit Nelson, Wasif Qureshi, and Nathaniel St. Clair, II as 2024 Patent Stars in Texas and the United States overall.

Brian Oates

April 22, 2024
Attorney News

Brian Oates Honored With 20 Under 40 Award by People Newspapers

Brian Oates will join 19 fellow members of the Park Cities and Preston Hollow communities in receiving a 20 Under Forty Award from People Newspapers on Thursday, April 25, 2024.

Nate St Clair

March 1, 2024
Attorney News

Nate St. Clair Shortlisted for Managing IP’s Texas Litigator of the Year Award

Dallas partner Nate St. Clair has been named one of just six attorneys shortlisted for the Litigator of the Year – Texas award by Managing IP, a global resource for intellectual property news and analysis. The winners will be announced at the Managing IP Americas Awards Ceremony in New York City on April 25, 2024.

2024 Top Texas Women Super Lawyers

January 11, 2024
Attorney News

Super Lawyers Names 31 Jackson Walker Attorneys in Texas Top Women 2024 Magazine

Jackson Walker congratulates the 31 attorneys who were included in the Texas Top Women 2024 Magazine published by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers. The annual Texas Top Texas Women edition includes the highest-rated women attorneys across the “Texas Rising Stars” and “Texas Super Lawyers” lists in a given practice area.

August 21, 2023
Speaking Engagements

Emilio Nicolas and Chandler Stephens to Present on Digital Millennium Copyright Act at Dallas Bar Association August CLE

Emilio Nicolas and Chandler Stephens are scheduled to present “An Introduction to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act: What IP Practitioners Need to Know,” a Dallas Bar Association CLE program that discusses how key considerations in the DMCA address impact copyright litigation in the digital age.

Brit Nelson and Wasif Qureshi

July 28, 2023
Attorney News

‘Managing IP’ Recognizes Brit Nelson, Wasif Qureshi, and Jackson Walker’s Patent Prosecution Team in 2023 Edition

Managing IP has recognized Brit Nelson and Wasif Qureshi as 2023 Patent Stars in Texas and on the national level, and has also named Jackson Walker as a recommended law firm in Texas for patent prosecution.

Dan Smith

July 6, 2023
Attorney News

Dan Smith Joins Jackson Walker’s Intellectual Property Practice

Dan Smith joins Jackson Walker’s Dallas office as a partner in the Intellectual Property practice. He focuses on post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), such as inter partes reviews, and has successfully represented clients in more than 130 PTAB trials to date.

Arthur Gollwitzer with Jackson Walker logo

April 17, 2023
Insights

Don’t Use My Trademarks in Your NFTs! The Hermes v. Rothschild Verdict | The Federalist Society

By Arthur Gollwitzer | On February 8, 2023, a jury in the Southern District of New York returned a verdict in favor of Hermes, finding NFTs linked to digital images depicting Hermes’ famous “Birkin” handbags infringe Hermes’ trademark rights. This appears to be the first trial focused on the interplay between NFTs—or non-fungible tokens—and trademark law.

Chris Rourk with Jackson Walker logo

January 19, 2023
Mentions

Patents Are for the Weak? | Asia IP Magazine

For Jackson Walker partner Christopher Rourk, patents are, to a certain extent, for the weak. The reason for this is that small firms and individual inventors are inherently weaker than companies that are larger and better-positioned capital-wise.

“Small companies and individual inventors can develop important innovations that can be easily copied by larger, well-capitalized companies and should rely on patents to increase their leverage in the highly-competitive commercial marketplace,” he noted.

October 7, 2022
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates 36 Attorneys Named Among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America

Jackson Walker announces the selection of 36 attorneys to Lawdragon’s inaugural list of the 500 leading litigators in America.

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