Blaine’s practice focuses on patent infringement litigation related to electrical and computer engineering technologies. He has experience in all phases of litigation, from pre-suit investigation to appeals. Blaine has briefed and argued a variety of issues including several Markman hearings, taken and defended depositions, and participated in two winning trials.
Blaine rejoined the firm in 2017 after an 18-month clerkship with Judge Kimberly Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He first joined the firm in 2013 after serving as a law clerk to Chief Judge Leonard Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Blaine graduated summa cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center, where he served on the Executive Board of the Houston Law Review. While at Texas A&M University, he was elected to the Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu engineering honor societies. Blaine is also an Eagle Scout.
- ZiiLabs Inc. v. Apple Inc. & Samsung Electronics, et al. (E.D. Tex.): HPC and lawyers from Susman Godfrey represented ZiiLabs in a patent infringement litigation involving graphics processors. Blaine was primarily responsible for infringement issues. The parties reached a confidential settlement the week before trial.
- Dataquill Limited v. ZTE USA, Inc.(E.D. Tex): HPC and lawyers from Susman Godfrey represented DataQuill in a patent infringement litigation involving ZTE’s smartphone technology and the Android operating system. Blaine was responsible for infringement and validity issues. The jury found that all asserted claims were valid and infringed and awarded $31.5 million. This was the 12th largest verdict in Texas for 2015 and the 59th largest nationally, according to VerdictSearch.
- Rembrandt v Samsung (E.D. Tex): HPC and lawyers from AZA represented Rembrandt in a patent infringement litigation involving Bluetooth technology. Blaine was primarily responsible for validity issues. In February 2015, jurors returned a $15.7 million verdict against Samsung for infringement of technology in Samsung devices.