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

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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 in the 2017 edition of Texas Super Lawyers.

Key members of the Heim, Payne & Chorush patent infringement litigation group, Mr. Heim, Mr. Payne and Mr. Wilson have earned national reputations for helping their clients protect, defend and monetize technological innovations through patent infringement litigation. A pioneer in the use of a contingent fee model for patent infringement litigation, the firm has earned a string of record verdicts and settlements for businesses and inventors in a wide range of tech-focused industries.

The firm’s noted work extends beyond trial courts to the appellate level, where Mr. Heim, Mr. Payne and Mr. Wilson and other trial team lawyers have active appellate practices at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, the firm has a strong record representing plaintiffs and defendants in inter partes review challenges before the U.S. Patent Trial and Review Board.

Super Lawyers selections are based on peer nominations and evaluations, as well as independent editorial research. No more than 5 percent of Texas attorneys are chosen each year. The full 2017 listing appears in the October edition of Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers, available online at

The Super Lawyers recognitions are just the latest honors for Heim, Payne & Chorush. Earlier this year, the firm was recognized in the 2017 edition of Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM Patent 1000 list with the publication’s research staff noting the firm’s “superb patent litigators” and high ratio of partners to associates that results in “courtroom mastery, analytical rigor and technical acuity.” In addition, firm co-founder Mike Heim was recognized as a 2017 IP litigation “Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal.

Heim, Payne & Chorush, LLP represents both plaintiffs and defendants in patent and antitrust litigation across a broad range of technologies and business sectors. With a wide variety of technical and scientific backgrounds, firm attorneys are able to handle all facets of intellectual property litigation for some of the largest energy and technology firms, as well as individuals and smaller companies. Heim, Payne & Chorush takes pride in its ability to partner with other attorneys and firms to bring the best possible trial team together for the benefit of the client.

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