Intellectual Property – Trade Secret – Patent Disputes

Intellectual Property – Trade Secret – Patent Disputes

Jury verdict and judgment for patent holder in patent validity, enforceability, and infringement case. The patent involved cholesteric liquid crystal displays. Awarded damages and finding of willful infringement by infringer and its CEO. No. 3:96-CV-1480B; Advanced Display Systems, Inc. v. Kent State University, et al.; United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. Related opinions; Advanced Display Systems, Inc. v. Kent State University, et al.; 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19466 (N.D. Tex. 2001); Advanced Display Systems, Inc. v. Kent State University, et al.; 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17953 (N.D. Tex. 2001).
Co-counsel for inventor in state defamation and intellectual property case. The subjects included syndiotactic polypropylene and other propylene and ethylene structures. Obtained jury verdict and settlement. Settled during bifurcated punitive damages phase. No. 90-59120; Ewen v. Exxon Corp., Fina Oil & Chemical Corp., et al., 61st District Court, Harris County, Texas.
Jury verdict for Dallas real estate venture capital company sued for alleged theft of trade secrets and conspiracy and breach of fiduciary duty.
Settlement of patent issues for inventor in declaratory judgment action. The patents involved syndiotactic polypropylene and process methodology. Fina Technology, Inc. v. Ewen, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. Related Opinions; Fina Technology, Inc. v. Ewen, 265 F.3d 1325 (Fed. Cir. 2001); Fina Oil & Chemical Co. v. Ewen, 123 F.3d 1466 (Fed. Cir. 1997); Fina Technology, Inc. v. Ewen, 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21461 (N.D. Tex. 2000); also noted in 10 TEXAS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW JOURNAL 379, 418 (2002), “Recent Developments in Patent Law.”
Jury verdict and judgment for plaintiff for $250,000 in claims of breach of non compete agreement. The matters involved the seismic wire-line industry. No. 85-10679; Micro Gage, Inc. v. Hicks; 269th District Court, Harris County, Texas.
Represented defendants against claims of trade secret theft, fiduciary duty breach, and tortious interference in the electrical contracting industry. Favorable settlement after temporary injunction hearing. No. 05-06063-I; Nouveau Technology Services L.P. v. Morley-Moss Inc., Morley Moss IT Division LLC, Tommy Chandler, Mike Oltean, William Morley and Gerald Paine; 162nd District Court, Dallas County, Texas.
Favorable settlement representing individual defendants in dispute with international freight forwarding company involving alleged theft of trade secrets, misappropriation of business opportunities, and tortious interference.

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