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Intellectual Property Litigation

Many millions of dollars and thousands of man-hours are invested in patented technologies, trademarks, software, and secret manufacturing methods, customer lists, and business strategies. Intellectual property is vital to obtaining funding, protecting investments in personnel and R&D, and maintaining a competitive edge.

Those rights are protected and monetized through litigation. Mr. Howard has been recognized every year since 2014 as a “Rising Star” in Texas for intellectual property litigation, an honor received by less than 2.5% of all practicing lawyers under 40. For the last four years, Mr. Howard has also been recognized as one of the 100 “Up-and-Coming” lawyers in Texas, known for his expertise in intellectual property litigation.

Representative matters:

  • Obtained settlement in excess of annual revenues on behalf of trade secret plaintiff against competitor in the high-fidelity audio collection field
  • Obtained settlement for international research institution in patent case relating to consumer optical electronics against Fortune 200 company
  • Won verdict for large educational institution for patent portfolio relating to LEDs against largest Taiwanese manufacturer and supplier
  • Won remand for sovereign immune university client regarding breach of license agreement lawsuit; obtained summary judgment regarding audit entitlement
  • Obtained multiple settlement agreements and agreed injunctions on behalf of manufacturer plaintiff.
  • Obtained favorable confidential settlement for office-goods defendant in eight-figure trademark infringement case
  • Obtained favorable confidential settlement for manufacturer defendant in trademark infringement case filed by famous brand
  • Represented direct-marketing client in multiple trademark infringement lawsuits against knock-off defendants
  • Represented university plaintiff in assertion of patent rights regarding biodegradable medical fibers with medicinal deployment mechanism.
  • Obtained temporary restraining order and temporary injunction preventing client’s former chief executive from operating a new company that would have competed with client and from soliciting client’s customers and employees to support that competing business.

Contact a lawyer with Howard & Spaniol, PLLC to determine if they can help you protect your intellectual property.