IP Litigation

IP Litigation

WC’s IP litigation team has decades of collective experience as patent trial lawyers who handle patent cases from filing to verdict. We have done so repeatedly in the Western and Eastern Districts of Texas. In 2021, John Saba, who leads the firm’s IP litigation practice, obtained one of the “Top 50 Jury Verdicts” in Texas.

WC’s patent litigation practice is split evenly between representing plaintiffs and defendants. On the one hand, we represent inventors and patent owners enforcing their rights against entities unlawfully infringing protected intellectual property. Conversely, we also represent companies defending against infringement claims from competitors and non-practicing entities, sometimes called trolls. The breadth of our practice and experience litigating as a plaintiff and as a defendant benefits each client the firm represents in patent litigation.

WC IP attorneys have led all phases of IP litigation, from pre-suit investigations and early motion practice (e.g., motions to dismiss, Sec. 101, etc.) through claim construction, to pretrial motions for summary judgments and expert challenges. Each member of WC’s IP litigation team has experience in the three core components of patent cases: infringement, invalidity, and damages. We also regularly appear in the Austin, Waco, and San Antonio Divisions of the Western District of Texas and the Eastern District of Texas, and we frequently serve as local counsel to large national firms litigating in those jurisdictions. WC’s IP litigation team has also handled patent disputes across the United States and before the International Trade Commission (ITC).

In addition to patent litigation, WC represents clients in copyright and trademark litigation.

Because of our team’s expertise and track record of success, Wittliff Cutter is one of a select few firms to be recognized by Chambers USA in its Regional Spotlight Guide, and it is one of the very few firms to be recognized in two practice areas: dispute resolution and intellectual property.