Representative Cases

  • Lead counsel for manufacturer of rig equipment and systems in oil and gas industry in copyright infringement, theft of trade secrets and breach of contract action in federal court; Court entered a judgment and permanent injunction that prohibits use of copyrighted materials and trade secrets (S.D. Tex. 2011).
  • Lead counsel for plaintiff in a business disparagement and defamation action; after multiple witnesses, the court granted a temporary injunction against the defendants (Harris County, Texas 2011).
  • Lead counsel for heating, air conditioning, ventilating distributor in federal trademark infringement, trademark dilution and unfair competition case. The defendant stopped using the trademark. (S.D. Tex. 2011).
  • Lead counsel for manufacturer of commercial floor mats in copyright and online piracy action from theft of website and promotional materials; Court entered a judgment, permanent injunction, including statutory damages and attorneys' fees (S.D. Tex. 2010).
  • Lead counsel for plaintiff in breach of contract matter; recovered a $330,000.00 settlement for the plaintiff.
  • Lead counsel for employee in premises liability matter against employer; recovered a $340,000.00 settlement for the plaintiff.
  • Lead counsel for defendant in copyright infringement and online piracy action in the Southern District of Texas. (S.D. Tex. 2011).
  • Lead counsel for residential services company in defense of allegations of trademark infringement, trademark dilution and unfair competition. After removal of case to federal court, the plaintiff dismissed the lawsuit and consented defendant's use of the alleged generic and merely descriptive trademark.
  • Trademark trial counsel for defendant: following cross-examination of multiple witnesses defeated a preliminary injunction asserting "secondary meaning" and a personal name as trademark (S.D. Tex. 2011).
  • Lead counsel for cosmetics and beauty supply manufacturer in Trademark Opposition proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; barred registration of federal trademark application for client's trademark (TTAB 2011).
  • Trial counsel for defendant in patent infringement action in the Eastern District of Texas (E.D. Tex. 2010).
  • Lead counsel for Internet start-up in defense of trademark infringement and cybersquatting from the use of domain names.
  • Lead counsel for defendant against claims of copyright infringement and counterfeiting; secured a favorable settlement for defendant. (S.D. Tex. 2010).
  • Lead counsel for defendant in copyright and online piracy action in Southern District of Texas (S.D. Tex. 2010).
  • Trademark counsel for manufacturer and distributor against alleged counterfeiting and trademark infringement penalties and fines from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
  • Lead counsel for plaintiff in breach of contract action (Harris County, Texas 2010).
  • Aldav, LLC. v. Cox Radio, Inc.* et al (E.D. Tex. 2009)
  • Fortune Products, LLC* v. Mr. Bar-B-Q, Inc. (W.D. Tex. 2009)
  • DISH Network, LLC* v. Fun Dish, Inc. (U.S.D.C. Northern Dist. Ohio, Eastern Div. 2008)
  • General Technologies, Inc.* v. Dayton Superior Corp. (E.D. Tex. 2008)
  • Agar Corporation, Inc. v. Sanjay Shah, et al.* (11Th Civil District Court, Harris County, 2008)
  • Texas Smiles Dental* v. Forba, Inc. (Harris County District Court 2008)
  • Zamic Corporation v. BCI Company, LLC, et al.* (S.D. Tex. 2007)
  • Dynamic Sports Nutrition, Inc.* v. Elite Fitness, Inc. et al. (S.D. Tex. 2008)
  • Samson Distributing, Inc. v. Anabolic Research, LLC* et al. (S.D. Tex. 2007)
  • Spa Roma, Inc. v. Spa Roma Texas, Inc.* (N.D. West Virginia 2008)
  • Sorkin* v. Universal Building Products, Inc. (E.D. Tex. 2008)
  • ISymphony Holdings, Inc. v. Steverson & Co. Inc. d/b/a iSymphony* (C.D. Cal. 2007)
  • ISymphony Holdings, Inc. v. Steverson & Co. Inc. d/b/a iSymphony* (S.D. Tex. 2007)
  • Furnace Specialties, Inc. v. Cokebusters, Ltd. et al.* (56th Judicial District, Galveston Co. 2007)
  • Institute of Management Accountants, Inc.* v. International Management Accountants Association, Inc. (S.D. Tex. 2005)
  • Commercial Law League of America* v. George, Kennedy & Silverman, LLC et al. (S.D. Tex. 2007)
  • Sorkin* v. Amsysco, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2006)
  • Sorkin* v. Dayton Superior Corp. et al. (S.D. Tex. 2006)
  • Univera, Inc. v. Bluebonnet Nutrition Corp.* (W.D. Wash. 2006)
  • The Himalaya Drug Company* v. Renew Life Formulas, Inc. (S.D. Tex. 2008)
  • The Himalaya Drug Company* v. Truwell Holdings, Inc. (S.D. Tex. 2007)
  • Moore* v. Tubular Specialties Manufacturing, Inc. et al. (S.D. Tex. 2005/Fed. Cir. 2006)
  • Moore* v. Harney Hardware, Inc. (S.D. Tex. 2005)
  • Moore* v. Yes Towels, Inc. (S.D. Tex. 2005)
  • Shower Solutions, Inc.* et al. v. Renovator's Supply, Inc. (S.D. Tex. 2005)
  • Shower Solutions, Inc.* et al. v. Unimex Industries, Inc. (S.D. Tex. 2006)
  • SafeTCare Manufacturing, Inc. v. Tele Made, Inc. et al. (Fed. Cir. 2006)