Michael Hawes

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Houston

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  • ABS (High Court at Calcutta, India) Advised Indian counsel in connection with ship modeling software ownership dispute
  • Accenture LLP (Southern District of Texas) Defending a patent infringement and trade secret case concerning workflow reconciliation software
  • Alcatel USA Resources, Inc. (Eastern District of Texas, Judge Davis) Prosecuted two patent lawsuits concerning operating system, video streaming and network security technologies
  • Applica Consumer Products, Inc. (International Trade Commission) Defended proceeding seeking temporary and permanent exclusion orders based on infringement of a vacuum packaging patent
  • Cirrus Semiconductor (Western District of Texas) Prosecuted a patent infringement case concerning computer graphics software technologies against two defendants
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange, New York Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade (Eastern District of Texas, Southern District of New York, Federal Circuit) Defended patent case and summary judgment of noninfringement on appeal concerning data compression software standards
  • Dell Computer Corporation (District of Delaware) Defended patent case concerning internal personal computer configurations
  • Elan Pharma (District of Delaware) Prosecuted patent infringement case concerning nanoparticle technologies for drug delivery
  • Yale University, Enzo Biochem, and Enzo Life Sciences (District of Connecticut, Southern District of New York), Federal Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court) Prosecuting patent infringement cases concerning nucleotide modification and detection technologies
  • Finger Interests, Ltd. (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board) Defended opposition proceeding concerning Finger Interests’ trademarks
  • Fusion-io (Eastern District of Texas) Defended patent infringement case concerning flash memory software technologies
  • Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. (Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of California) Represented Genesys in patent cases involving telephone call processing patents asserted by both parties
  • Hunter Fan Company (Eastern District of Michigan) Defended patent infringement case involving five patents claiming fan control devices
  • Hydril Company, L.P. (Southern District of Texas, Federal Circuit) Prosecuted a patent and antitrust case involving proprietary connectors for hydrocarbon conduits
  • Liberty Media Corp. (District of Puerto Rico) Defended patent infringement case involving video on demand technology
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (Eastern District of Tennessee, Federal Circuit) Prosecuted a patent case involving positron emission tomography
  • NCR Corp. (Southern District of Ohio, District of Oregon) Represented NCR in patent cases involving bar code scanning patents asserted by both parties
  • Sai People Solutions, Inc. (Superior Court of Los Angeles County) Defended trade secret case concerning confidential software information
  • Samsung Electronics Co. (Eastern District of Texas) Defended patent case with five separate patents concerning LCD power control technologies
  • Samsung Electronics Co. (Eastern District of Texas) Defended patent case concerning cellphone software technologies
  • TD Ameritrade (Eastern District of Texas) Defended patent case concerning encryption software technologies
  • TD Ameritrade (Central District of California) Defended patent case concerning digital signature technologies
  • Tele-Communications, Inc. (later Comcast) (Southern District of New York, Federal Circuit) Defended an optical cable equipment patent case
  • Toshiba Corp. (District of Delaware) Defending patent case concerning semiconductor technology
  • Toshiba Corp. (District of New Mexico) Defended patent case concerning semiconductor fabrication technologies
  • Toshiba Corp. (Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of California) Defended patent cases concerning microprocessor technologies
  • Toshiba Corp. (Eastern District of Texas) Defended patent case concerning printer networking technologies
  • WebEx Communications (Southern District of Texas) Defended patent case asserting three remote PC control patents