Patent Litigation

Texas has long been a focal point for patent infringement litigation, first in the Eastern District of Texas, but more recently in the rapidly-growing Western District of Texas. With decades of experience representing clients in Texas patent trials, Kelly Hart’s team understands not only the substantive law but is familiar with Texas’ patent judges and their local rules and customs. If you are faced with an issue of infringement in Texas, Kelly Hart can help, whether as lead trial counsel or as Texas co-counsel.

Kelly Hart's Patent Litigation Team is comprised of seasoned trial lawyers, including Stephen Ravel, an original and active member of the Patent Standing Orders Working Group for the Western District of Texas. Mr. Ravel currently appears in more patent defense cases in the Western District's Waco Division than any other lawyer in the country.  Michael D. Anderson has over 19 years of experience litigating complex commercial litigation, including trade secret, trademark, patent, and copyright cases. Anna Brandl is admitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has appeared in federal district court. Ms. Brandl handles a broad range of complex litigation, with a primary focus on intellectual property litigation, the misappropriation of trade secrets, and violations of non-competition/non-solicitation agreement disputes.  Kelly Ransom's practice includes patent, trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringement disputes, trade secret litigation, and other technology-related matters.

Our attorneys represent both defendants and plaintiffs in patent suits involving a diverse array of technologies, including cellular communications, microprocessor design, mobile and online banking software, smartphone functionality, multi-factor security, dynamic websites, and building products.