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Intellectual Property Litigation


Technology Litigation

The firm has a statewide technology litigation practice, anchored in the Austin high tech industry. Cases in this area often require immediate court action, including injunctive relief. We meet these demands. Technology disputes also often call for an awareness of how litigation can impact start-up companies in the capital markets. We understand that quick and discreet dispute resolution may be needed. Recent examples of our experience includes:

  • Defeating a federal court preliminary injunction involving hotly-contested issues in the design, development, and marketing of a next generation software system.
  • Defeating a federal court preliminary injunction involving a multinational telecommunications firm and claims of theft of trade secrets, breach of non-disclosure agreements, inevitable disclosure, and violation of invention disclosure clauses.
  • Prosecuting trademark infringement claims for a developer of software and services for handheld, portable, and mobile devices.
  • Defending federal court claims for trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and unfair competition for large, publicly-held company providing e-business consulting services.
  • Prosecuting state court claims for injunctive relief and damages based on misappropriation of trade secrets and violation of confidentiality agreement for a developer of embedded software.


Patent Litigation

SDM represents clients in patent infringement lawsuits pending throughout Texas with a focus on the busy Western District of Texas. When these high-stakes and complex cases go to trial, we try them.  We bring our extensive trial experience and knowledge of Texas judges and juries to bear in the pre-trial process and at trial.

We assist clients in patent disputes about all types of technologies, including, consumer electronics, computer networking, software development and publishing, internet-related services and products, social networking services, financial services, wireless and broadband communications, video games, semiconductor, online travel, capital equipment, medical technology and oilfield services.

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