HPC represents plaintiffs and defendants nationwide in patent, trade secret, and antitrust litigation in a broad range of technologies including microprocessors, graphics processors, computer architecture, search engines, memory control systems, wireless local area networks, cellular telephone systems, Bluetooth technology, data transmission systems and networks, systems for streaming audio and video, database caching software, multiplayer online gaming systems, multiband antennas, pharmaceuticals, drilling and other downhole systems, heart stents, and natural gas conversion systems.
HPC’s representation of plaintiffs and defendants includes cases in the federal district courts throughout the nation and the Texas state district courts. Many of these cases result in trials. HPC also represents plaintiffs and defendants in appellate courts nationwide, including the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
HPC has an active practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in patent review proceedings. HPC has represented both patent owners and petitioners in Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings before the Board. For example, in ABB, Inc. v. Roy-G-Biv Corp., a series of IPRs decided in 2014, HPC helped secure the first ever final written decision for a patent owner confirming the patentability of all challenged claims in an IPR.
Understanding and being proficient in post-grant proceedings before the board is an important aspect of modern patent litigation. HPC also has the skills to handle these cases through appeal at the Federal Circuit with its many former Federal Circuit clerks.
Our attorneys have a wide variety of technical backgrounds that allows us to handle all facets of intellectual property litigation and IPRs. We handle every aspect of the most complicated patent and trade secret disputes. While we represent some of the largest energy and technology firms, many of our clients are smaller companies seeking to protect their innovations against the behemoths of industry.