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Blaine Larson Named Among the 2022 Texas Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

HOUSTON – Peer attorneys in Texas have selected Heim, Payne & Chorush partner Blaine Larson for inclusion in the 2022 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list of the top mid-career… Read more

Heim, Payne & Chorush Lawyers Win Significant Victory in Patent Dispute with Volkswagen

Patent, Trial and Appeal Board ruling for patent owner Arigna Technology involves hotly debated issue in IPR review  HOUSTON – Heim, Payne & Chorush lawyers have prevailed at the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) against an attempt by Volkswagen Group… Read more

Heim, Payne & Chorush Named to List of Best Law Firms in America  

Firm earns repeat national recognition from US News/Best Lawyers in America for work in patent infringement, intellectual property litigation   HOUSTON – Heim, Payne & Chorush has again been named to the prestigious Best Law Firms in America listing by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America,… Read more

Veteran Trial Lawyers from Heim, Payne & Chorush Earn Texas Super Lawyers Honors 

Attorneys recognized for litigation in intellectual property cases across wide range of industries HOUSTON – Four partners from Houston-based Heim, Payne & Chorush have been honored for their work in… Read more

Texas Lawbook Exclusive: Heim, Payne & Chorush Co-Founder Mike Heim Discusses Blistering Pace of Texas Patent Litigation

Texas federal courts remain the venue of choice for high-stakes patent infringement litigation, with courts in the state’s Western and Eastern judicial districts reporting the largest number of filings in… Read more

Nine from Heim, Payne & Chorush Named to 2022 List of Best Lawyers in America

Firm co-founder Mike Heim named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for patent litigation  HOUSTON – Nine partners with Houston-based Heim, Payne & Chorush have been selected for the 28th edition of The Best Lawyers in America, including firm co-founder Mike Heim,… Read more

National Law Journal Honors Les Payne as a Trailblazer Among Plaintiffs Lawyers

Heim, Payne & Chorush co-founder Les Payne is among a select group of trial lawyers included in the National Law Journal’s 2021 list of “Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazers.” One of only 52 attorneys honored… Read more

Heim, Payne & Chorush Earns Repeat Chambers USA Honors

Houston IP boutique described as ‘powerful and balanced team’ in exclusive rankings  HOUSTON – Heim, Payne & Chorush and firm co-founders Mike Heim and Les Payne have earned repeat recognition from the prestigious Chambers USA… Read more

Two from Heim, Payne & Chorush Earn Texas Rising Stars Honors

Heim, Payne & Chorush partners Blaine Larson and Allan Bullwinkel have earned repeat selection to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list of the state’s top young lawyers. The Texas Rising… Read more

Weatherford’s 2020 Virtual Walkathon Raises $381K for Houston Nonprofits

Heim, Payne & Chorush is a proud supporter of Weatherford International’s annual Weatherford Walks fundraiser. Although this year’s walkathon was forced to go virtual because of the pandemic, participants still logged nearly 3,300 miles throughout… Read more

Heim, Payne & Chorush Among Nation’s Best for Post-Grant Patent Challenges

Houston IP boutique recognized for activity, performance in Patexia Insights analysis  HOUSTON – Heim, Payne & Chorush is again ranked among the most-active and top-performing intellectual property law firms in the nation for critically important post-grant inter partes review proceedings based on a comprehensive analysis by Patexia Insights.  The Houston-based patent litigation boutique is among the… Read more

Heim, Payne & Chorush Earns 2020 American Antitrust Institute Antitrust Enforcement Award

Houston patent litigation boutique recognized for role in record $750M Namenda settlement HOUSTON — Heim, Payne & Chorush, LLP, has earned the American Antitrust Institute’s 2020 Antitrust Enforcement Award for… Read more

Heim, Payne & Chorush Honored Among Best in US for Patent, IP Litigation

Houston boutique retains top-tier Best Law Firms ranking based on client, peer review  HOUSTON – U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America have named Heim, Payne & Chorush among the nation’s top patent and intellectual property   litigation firms on the 2021… Read more

Texas Lawyer Analysis by Eric Enger Examines Impact of Presidential Election on IP Law

As part of a pre-election series focusing on how the outcome of the presidential race could impact various practice areas, Texas Lawyer newspaper published an article by Heim, Payne &… Read more

Veteran Intellectual Property Lawyers Russell Chorush and Les Payne Named ‘Texas Trailblazers’

Texas Lawyer magazine spotlights firm co-founders as ‘agents of change’ HOUSTON – Heim, Payne & Chorush is proud to announce that firm co-founders Russell Chorush and Les Payne have been… Read more

HP&C’s Mike Heim featured in Law360 article analyzing the role of patent law in the drug-pricing debate

Law 360 recently interviewed Heim, Payne & Chorush co-founder and managing partner Mike Heim for an analysis examining the role of patent law and regulation in the escalating debate over… Read more

Texas Super Lawyers Honors Four from Heim, Payne & Chorush

Patent litigation veterans selected by peers for statewide recognition HOUSTON – Four partners from Heim, Payne & Chorush have been named among the state’s top attorneys in the 2020 ranking… Read more

Heim, Payne & Chorush Named Among Best Law Firms for Patent Litigation

Firm, four partners honored by London-based IAM 1000 HOUSTON – Patent litigation boutique Heim, Payne & Chorush has been recognized among the top intellectual property law firms by London-based publisher… Read more


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Fractus Reaches Patent Infringement Settlement with ZTE after Favorable Court and PTAB Rulings

Heim, Payne & Chorush has successfully settled another patent infringement lawsuit on behalf of Spanish antenna technology company Fractus, S.A. The settlement with Chinese telecommunications corporation ZTE closes the book… Read more

Texas Lawyer Article: HP&C’s Blaine Larson analyzes recent Federal Circuit decisions shaping the Section 101 patent eligibility landscape

While the U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to consider three closely watched patent eligibility appeals, recent decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit are providing valuable… Read more

Christopher First Promoted to Partner at Heim, Payne & Chorush

Heim, Payne & Chorush congratulates Christopher First on his promotion to partner. Since joining the firm in 2015, Chris’s cutting-edge tech, scientific and legal expertise have made him a key member of the HPC team in complex… Read more

Heim, Payne & Chorush Earns National Honor for Patent-Related Antitrust Litigation Against Big Pharma

Trailblazing firm involved in many of a generation’s largest pharma antitrust outcomes HOUSTON – The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) has honored intellectual property litigation firm Heim, Payne & Chorush (HPC)… Read more

Heim, Payne & Chorush Named Among Nation’s Best by US News – Best Lawyers

Patent, intellectual property litigation firm earns top honors for 2020    HOUSTON – Patent litigation boutique Heim, Payne & Chorush has been named among the best law firms in the nation for patent infringement and intellectual… Read more

Brand-Name Drug Company Allergan Agrees to Pay Record $750M to Settle Antitrust Claims Based on Alleged Hatch-Waxman Abuses

Settlement is largest for a single defendant in an antitrust case involving delayed market entry of generic drugs NEW YORK – A class of wholesale drug distributors has reached a… Read more

Two Heim, Payne & Chorush Patent Infringement Wins Inducted into Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame

Houston-based tech-focused IP boutique excels in complex patent litigation HOUSTON – Two patent infringement verdicts earned by trial lawyers at Houston-based patent litigation boutique Heim, Payne & Chorush have earned… Read more

Four from Heim, Payne & Chorush Honored by Texas Super Lawyers

Firm partners recognized for intellectual property litigation expertise HOUSTON – Heim, Payne & Chorush partners Mike Heim, Les Payne, Russell Chorush and Eric Enger have earned recognition for their patent… Read more

Five from Heim, Payne & Chorush Earn 2020 Best Lawyers in America Honors for Patent, IP Litigation

Firm co-founder Mike Heim named Lawyer of the Year for intellectual property litigation HOUSTON – Five partners in the boutique intellectual property firm of Heim, Payne & Chorush LLP have… Read more

Vaporstream Prevails at PTAB in Snapchat Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Heim, Payne & Chorush mounts successful IPR defense on short notice SANTA MONICA, Calif. – A legal team from Heim, Payne & Chorush LLP successfully defended before the U.S. Patent… Read more

Heim, Payne & Chorush Lawyers Named to Influential IAM Patent 1000 List

Annual IAM list recognizes top patent litigators around the globe HOUSTON – Four attorneys at Houston-based Heim, Payne & Chorush LLP have earned recognition in the 2019 IAM Patent 1000… Read more

Chambers USA Recognizes Heim, Payne & Chorush Among Best Intellectual Property Litigation Firms

Elite legal guide also honors firm co-founders Mike Heim, Leslie Payne among best in Texas HOUSTON – Houston-based intellectual property boutique Heim, Payne & Chorush has again been selected among… Read more

Heim, Payne & Chorush Earns Global, Regional Patent Litigation Honors

Three separate respected IP research groups single out firm, individual attorneys HOUSTON – Heim Payne & Chorush has secured three of the legal industry’s most significant patent litigation honors, with… Read more

Texas Lawyer Names Miranda Jones Top Woman in Intellectual Property Law

HOUSTON – Texas Lawyer magazine has singled out Heim, Payne & Chorush partner Miranda Jones as its “Top Woman in IP” for the publication’s 2018 Professional Excellence honors. The statewide… Read more

Top Lawyer Lists Recognize Heim, Payne & Chorush Partners for IP Litigation Expertise

HOUSTON – Heim, Payne & Chorush partners have been recognized among the best in Texas intellectual property litigation by two highly regarded legal industry rankings. The 2018 edition of Texas… Read more

International IP Guide Honors Heim, Payne & Chorush for Patent Law Expertise

HOUSTON – Litigation-focused intellectual property law firm Heim, Payne & Chorush has earned honors as one of the top patent litigation firms in Texas by the London-based intellectual property magazine… Read more

Heim, Payne & Chorush Ranked Among Top IP Law Firms by Chambers USA

HOUSTON –The leading guide to the nation’s most respected law firms – Chambers USA – has singled out Heim, Payne & Chorush for its intellectual property expertise and named firm… Read more

Groundbreaking Patent-Related Antitrust Litigation Earns National Award for Heim, Payne & Chorush

HOUSTON – Intellectual property and patent-related antitrust litigation law firm Heim, Payne & Chorush is being honored by the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) for the firm’s groundbreaking antitrust litigation efforts… Read more

Four Lawyers with Heim, Payne & Chorush Make Top Young Lawyers List

HOUSTON – Four attorneys with Houston intellectual property firm Heim, Payne & Chorush have earned selection to the 2018 Texas Rising Stars list. Recognized among the state’s top young lawyers… Read more

Three from Heim, Payne & Chorush Honored Among Best in Texas for Intellectual Property Litigation

HOUSTON – Three partners from Houston patent litigation boutique Heim, Payne & Chorush – Michael Heim, Leslie Payne and Doug Wilson – have been honored among the state’s top lawyers… Read more

Best Lawyers in America Honors Name Partners from Heim, Payne & Chorush

HOUSTON – The three name partners from Houston intellectual property law firm Heim, Payne & Chorush are being recognized for their litigation skills in the 2018 edition of The Best… Read more

Heim, Payne & Chorush Recognized Among Nation’s Best in Global Patent Law Guide

HOUSTON – Acclaimed Houston-based patent litigation boutique Heim, Payne & Chorush LLP has been recognized in the 2017 edition of Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM Patent 1000, a global guide identifying… Read more

Texas Rising Stars Honors Two IP Litigators from Heim, Payne & Chorush

HOUSTON – Two lawyers from noted Houston intellectual property firm Heim, Payne & Chorush have earned recognition on the select 2017 Texas Rising Stars list of the state’s top young… Read more

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