Allan Bullwinkel

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About Allan Bullwinkel

Allan Bullwinkel’s practice focuses on patent litigation related to computer and electrical engineering technologies in federal district courts and Inter Partes Review. He has also handled cases involving patent-related antitrust litigation and intellectual property related appeals before the Federal Circuit. With his engineering degree and his many years of prior work experience as an engineer, Allan brings a robust understanding of technical issues and an ability to engage with the technical aspects of cases.

Prior to joining HPC, Allan served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Leonard Davis at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

While attending the University of Houston Law Center, he served as the Managing Editor of the Houston Law Review. Allan was also a member of the UHLC Moot Court Team as a writer and speaker. Allan continues to coach UHLC Moot Court teams that compete in the Giles Rich Moot Court competition.

Before attending law school, Allan worked as a software developer for approximately ten years in both small start-up companies and large research institutions. During this time, his work experiences ranged from developing software in a variety of programming languages to leading development teams for commercial software products.

Notable Current Cases
  • Packet Intelligence v. Ericsson, Case No. 2:18-cv-381 (E.D. Tex.) (representing plaintiff)
  • Packet Intelligence v. Nokia, Case No. 2:18-cv-382 (E.D. Tex.) (representing plaintiff)
  • Barkan v. Samsung, Verizon, Case No. 2:18-cv-28 (E.D. Tex.) (representing plaintiff)
  • Barkan IPRs (P.T.A.B.) – Case Nos. IPR2018-01186; IPR2018-01659; IPR2019-00100; IPR2019-00199; IPR2019-00200; IPR2019-00234; IPR2019-00631; IPR2019-00632 (representing patent owner)
  • LookSmart Group v. Microsoft, Case No. 3:17-cv-4709 (N.D. Cal.) (representing plaintiff)
  • In re Lamictal Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 2:12-cv-995 (D.N.J.) (representing plaintiffs)
Representative Past Cases
  • Verint Systems Inc. v. Barkan (P.T.A.B.): Allan and a team of other lawyers from HPC represented Dr. Barkan in an Inter Partes Review proceeding involving a patent owned by Dr. Barkan’s company related to cryptanalyzing and cracking GSM-based communications. The Board declined to institute trial.
  • Red Rock Analytics v. Samsung Electronics (E.D. Tex.): Allan and a team of other lawyers from HPC represented Red Rock Analytics in a patent infringement litigation involving calibration of transceivers in mobile devices. Allan worked primarily on validity issues in the case, including work on four different IPRs in which the Board declined to institute trial. The parties submitted remaining issues to the Court, and the Court determined that the asserted claims were not invalid.
  • Two-Way Media v. Dish Network (D. Col.): HPC and lawyers from Susman Godfrey represented Two-Way Media in a patent infringement litigation involving streaming video. Allan was primarily responsible for infringement issues. The parties reached a confidential settlement of the case in in the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • 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. Allan was primarily responsible for infringement issues. The case settled favorably shortly before trial.
  • Packet Intelligence LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (E.D. Tex.): Allan and a team of other lawyers from HPC and Susman Godfrey represented Packet Intelligence in a patent infringement litigation involving network traffic monitoring and classification. Packet Intelligence alleged that certain Cisco routers infringed Packet Intelligence’s packet traffic monitoring patents. Allan was involved with both infringement and validity issues in the case. The parties reached a confidential settlement of the case in the first quarter of 2015.
  • Two-Way Media v. AT&T (W.D. Tex.): HPC and lawyers from Susman Godfrey represented Two-Way Media in a patent infringement litigation involving streaming video. Allan assisted with trial preparation and at trial in San Antonio, primarily focusing on infringement issues. The jury rendered a favorable verdict.
Honors & Awards
  • Texas Rising Stars by Thompson Reuters, 2018 – 2019

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