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Ted PolasekTed Polasek


John T. Polasek (Ted) has been practicing law since 1990. Ted’s practice focuses on patent infringement litigation and licensing of patents. In addition, Ted has litigated a broad array of intellectual property cases, that include trade secret misappropriation, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, breach of contract and related common law and state causes of actions. He litigates cases on behalf of patent owners as well as companies accused of patent infringement. Ted has successfully negotiated licenses involving patent portfolios that include over 100 patents. Ted is also a mediator.

Ted was a founding partner of Polasek, Quisenberry & Errington, L.L.P. (“PQE”), a firm that for over 15 years litigated numerous patent infringement cases against Fortune 100 companies on a contingent fee basis. In the early part of his career, Ted was associated with one of the premier intellectual property firms in the country, Arnold White & Durkee, and left that firm for small boutique firms where he focused his practice on patent litigation. For over 28 years, Ted has practiced law based on the understanding that his clients seek counsel that worked efficiently, provided high-quality representation, was responsive to a client’s phone calls and emails and offered fee solutions that incentivized favorable results. In addition to traditional hourly fee arrangements, Elliot & Polasek provides efficient, high-quality representation for its clients with the flexibility and “hands-on” service of a smaller firm capable of providing its clients with reasonable hourly rates as well as the contingent fee, flat-fee, partial contingency/partial hourly or other results-based fee arrangements. Ted has successfully achieved numerous favorable resolutions for clients under these business models.

As technology evolved, Ted gained experience in a wide variety of technologies. Ted has handled patent infringement cases involving smartphones and software, base stations and other telecommunication equipment, caller identification, vision & facial recognition and monitoring systems, license plate recognition, vehicle collision warning and avoidance systems, music identification, computer accessories, wireless navigation and mapping systems, advanced process control, chip fabrication, chemical compositions, cosmetic formulations, contact lens, boat design, catalysts, oil field equipment, tertiary oil recovery systems, offshore platforms, medical devices, pagers, laser levels, fasteners, “distance to the pin” determination on a golf course, and ski poles to name a few.

Ted has litigated cases across the United States, including New York, Delaware, the Eastern District of Virginia, Florida, Oregon, Nebraska, Illinois, Arizona, California, and the Southern and Eastern District of Texas. For a list of some of those cases, please see the list of Representative Cases on this site.

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  • South Texas College of Law, received Juris Doctorate in 1990
  • University of Texas, received B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1987

Prior Professional Experience

  • Polasek, Quisenberry & Errington, LLP (2002-2018)
  • Goldstein & Polasek (1996-2002)
  • Arnold, White & Durkee (1994);
  • Lorance & Thompson (1990-1993)


  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts: Southern, Eastern and Northern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • Qualified as an Impartial Third Party under Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code §154.052

Professional Activities

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • ABA Intellectual Property Law Section
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Why Turn to Our Firm?

  • 60+ Years of IP & Litigation Experience
  • Flexible Fees & Reasonable Rates
  • Proven Courtroom Results
  • Complimentary Case Evaluations
  • A Solution-Oriented Approach
  • Personalized Representation
  • Experienced & Dedicated Attorneys
  • High-Quality Legal Services