Elliott & Polasek, PLLC has deep experience in intellectual property litigation. Our intellectual property law firm in Houston, TX collectively has more than 60 years of experience handling a wide variety of IP disputes.
At an early stage, we will evaluate your case and explore ways to resolve the dispute outside of the courtroom by the process of negotiation or mediation. If a favorable resolution cannot be reached, we are ready to take your matters to trial to secure the best possible outcome for you. From initial filings to Markman hearings, our legal team can handle the toughest IP litigation matters.
Our Areas of Litigation Practice
We have extensive experience with patent litigation. We represent patent owners and bring legal actions against infringers to enforce patents owned by our clients. The firm also defends against patent infringement claims asserted against our clients.
Our legal team is well-versed in evaluating patents, rendering freedom-to-operate opinions, and litigating patents in federal district court, the Court of Federal Claims, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Our firm also has represented clients in a number of post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including inter partes reviews (IPRs) and Covered Business Methods (CBMs). See our list of representative cases.
Our law firm’s patent litigation practice includes an active, result-oriented, contingency fee practice. For more information on this aspect of our practice, see our contingent fee patent litigation page.
Our firm has handled numerous trademark infringement cases, including infringement of trade names, logos, domain name disputes, counterfeiting, unfair competition, and trade dress, as well as breach of contract claims involving Google search terms and brand names.
We have experience handling trademark lawsuits in both federal and state courts, at both the trial and the appellate level. For examples of the wide range of trademark lawsuits our lawyers have handled, please see the list of representative cases.
We have represented both copyright owners and parties accused of copyright infringement. We also handle the registration of copyrights for clients by filing applications with the U.S. Copyright Office.
Our lawyers have experience in a number of different types of copyright cases, including computer software, architectural drawings, and building designs. For examples of copyright lawsuits our lawyers have handled, please see the list of representative cases.
We have represented clients whose trade secrets have been stolen, and have also defended clients charged with trade secret misappropriation. In addition to representing clients in trade secret litigation, we also work with clients to help them protect their secrets at pre-litigation and transactional stages. In some cases we assist with drafting non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), company policies, employment agreements, and licensing agreements.
Our firm's legal team has litigated a number of unfair competition claims in both federal and state courts. Our lawyers have been involved in both enforcing and defending against such claims, in a variety of scenarios. We've covered cases involving oilfield equipment, welding enclosures, hospital products, hair irons, funeral homes, architectural services, garden centers, restaurants, and more.
False advertising claims are often part of intellectual property lawsuits. Our firm has successfully pursued false advertising claims in federal court.
At our firm, we assist clients with preparing and negotiating technology license agreements. We've assisted in licensing cases ranging from simple trademarks to complex procedures for patented or unpatented technology.
Obtain Experienced Intellectual Property Counsel Today
At Elliott & Polasek, PLLC, we strive to offer personalized, practical, and solution-oriented legal guidance to our clients. Once we have a strong understanding of your objectives, we can create an effective strategy to help you achieve your ultimate goals. We work to help our clients as they move forward in their efforts to realize their greater objectives.
We concentrate our practice on representing small and medium-sized businesses as well as individual inventors and business owners. We also work with other law firms to maximize our combined effectiveness and efficiency for clients. We are strong advocates of teamwork and are just as comfortable assisting other lawyers as we are stepping into the driver’s seat, whichever approach is requested by the client.
Protect your intellectual property rights. Contact Elliott & Polasek, PLLC today at (832) 981-6114 to schedule your free case evaluation!