INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION

Kurt has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in patent, copyright and trademark infringement cases. His plaintiff clients asserting infringement claims range from individual authors and inventors, to multi-national corporations with business operations around the world. Defense clients typically have been large U.S. companies sued in federal courts located in Texas.

In the patent infringement cases, the stakes have been large and Kurt has faced off against many multi-national corporations. The technical areas in these patent cases include electronics, chemicals, computer software, and internet and e-commerce, especially in the banking industry.

Kurt’s work in trademark and copyright infringement cases includes representation of an international hotel chain in the prosecution of multiple trademark infringement claims filed against companies violating our client’s service marks, and representation of an author in the prosecution of copyright infringement claims against a national retailer that plagiarized portions of our client’s book and then used them in the retailer’s marketing literature.

Some of Kurt’s intellectual property cases include:

  • Counsel for Texas-based inventor against national manufacturer of recycling and waste carts concerning patent ownership and licensing fees.
  • Lead trial counsel for international music licensing organization against company for copyright infringement and unauthorized use of music.
  • Counsel for Texas-based author against national clothing company for unauthorized use of excerpts from author’s book in clothing company’s magazines.
  • Lead counsel for Texas-based inventor against security company for claims relating to software licensing rights.
  • Lead counsel for international hotel chain in prosecution of trademark infringement cases.
  • Lead counsel for Texas-based national bank in patent infringement case concerning transaction authentication patents.
  • Lead counsel for Japan-based international electronics company in patent infringement case concerning DVD parental control and fast forward patents.
  • Lead counsel for Texas-based national bank in patent infringement case concerning electronically stored financial documents.
  • Lead counsel for California-based national bank in patent infringement case concerning check clearing patents.
  • Counsel for Texas-based inventor against fourteen national and international semiconductor manufacturers and retailers in multiple patent infringement cases concerning high capacitance structures in semiconductor devices.
  • Lead counsel for Texas-based national bank in patent infringement case concerning web page authentication patents.
  • Trial counsel in jury trial for inventor against international electronics company concerning patent ownership issues.
  • Lead counsel for Texas-based national bank in patent infringement case concerning marketing and sale of financial products.