Douglas Wilson

Douglas Wilson

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Douglas Wilson

Mr. Wilson’s practice focuses on patent litigation in federal district courts and Inter Partes Review. He also has represented clients in connection with cases involving trade secret litigation in both state and federal courts, patent-related antitrust litigation, and intellectual property related appeals. With his engineering degree and his many years of prior work experience as an engineer, Mr. Wilson brings a robust understanding of technical issues and an ability to engage with the technical aspects of cases. He is proficient in a broad range of technical fields, having successfully litigated both pharmaceutical technology cases and computer hardware and software technology cases involving inventions directed to processors, game software, caching software, power management, and radio communications, among others. Mr. Wilson has efficiently and effectively handled complex litigation matters including the coordination of multi-defendant patent litigation. Mr. Wilson presented trial arguments on behalf of the patentee in the first Inter Partes Review trial to result in allowance of all challenged claims.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wilson clerked for the honorable Richard Linn at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Review of Law & Politics during law school.

Mr. Wilson currently serves on the executive committee of the Austin Intellectual Property Inn of Court and is a member of various professional organizations.

Representative Cases

  • ABB Inc. v. ROY-G-BIV CORP.: Doug and Russ Chorush as well as a team of other lawyers from Foster Pepper PLLC and Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP represented ROY-G-BIV Corporation in an Inter Partes Review proceeding involving two patents owned by ROY-G-BIV related to motion control software. ABB, the petitioner, sought to invalidate the patents on multiple grounds. After a trial at which Doug argued for ROY-G-BIV, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board held that ABB failed to prove that any of the challenged claims in either patent were unpatentable. This case was the first PTAB trial to result in affirmance of all challenged claims of any patent.
  • MicroUnity Systems Engineering, Inc. v. Sony Corporation: Doug and a team of other lawyers from HPC and Susman Godfrey represented MicroUnity in its patent infringement lawsuit against Sony Corporation in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (Marshall Division). MicroUnity alleged that Sony’s Playstation 2, Playstation 3, and Playstation Portable game consoles as well as some game software infringed MicroUnity’s media processor and other patents. The parties reached a confidential settlement of the case in the fourth quarter of 2007.
  • MicroUnity Systems Engineering, Inc. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.: Doug and a team of other lawyers from HPC and Susman Godfrey represented MicroUnity in its patent infringement lawsuit against Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (Marshall Division). MicroUnity alleged that AMD’s general purpose processors infringed MicroUnity’s media processor patents. The parties reached a confidential settlement of the case in the fourth quarter of 2007.
  • Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. et al. v. Packers Plus Energy Services, Inc. et al.: Wilson and a team of other lawyers from HPC and Lynch, Chappell & Alsup, PC represented Halliburton in its trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract case against both individual and corporate defendants including Packers Plus Energy Services, Inc. in the 238th District Court in Midland County, Texas. Halliburton alleged that the individual defendants breached their employment contracts with Halliburton and misappropriated trade secrets in forming and carrying on the business of Packers Plus Energy Services. The case settled favorably shortly before trial.
  • PalTalk Holdings, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation: Wilson and a team of other lawyers from HPC and Susman Godfrey are represented PalTalk in its patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (Marshall Division). PalTalk alleged that Microsoft’s Xbox and Xbox 360 game consoles combined with its Xbox Live game service and games infringed its patents relating to shared, interactive applications. The case settled favorably shortly after the trial began.
  • In Re K-Dur Antitrust Litigation: Doug and a team of other lawyers from HPC and various other firms represented a class of direct purchaser plaintiffs in their antitrust case against Schering-Plough Corporation and other defendants relating to the defendants’ activities in attempting to keep generic drug companies from receiving FDA approval to market sustained release potassium chloride products in competition with K-Dur 20.

Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association