Nick Schuneman


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Nick Schuneman works on a range of intellectual property issues, with a primary focus on patent infringement litigation. Mr. Schuneman works together with clients to develop a strategic approach to litigation and has experience in all aspects of patent litigation, from the initial stages through trial, appeal and settlement. In addition to litigation, Mr. Schuneman also advises clients on licensing matters and post grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent Office.

Before attending law school, Mr. Schuneman obtained a master's degree in electrical engineering and spent several years designing high-performance antenna arrays for Raytheon. Mr. Schuneman is listed as a co-inventor on four issued U.S. Patents related to his work on ultra-broadband array technology.

  • U.S. Pat. No. 6,850,203-Decade Band Tapered Slot Antenna, and Method of Making Same
  • U.S. Pat. No. 6,867,742-Balun and Groundplanes for Decade Band Tapered Slot Antenna (DTSA) and Method of Making Same
  • U.S. Pat. No. 6,963,312-Slot for Decade Band Tapered Slot Antenna and Method of Making and Configuring Same
  • U.S. Pat. No. 7,057,570-Method and Apparatus for Obtaining Wideband Performance in a Tapered Slot Antenna

Mr. Schuneman is an active member of the Austin IP Inn of Court and the Austin Intellectual Property Law Association.

Related Experience

  • Major telecommunications company-assumed leading role in patent infringement suit in the Eastern District of Texas, from case inception and through trial that received a favorable jury verdict of noninfringement
  • Major telecommunications company-assumed key role in large patent infringement litigation involving nineteen patents, including discovery, claim construction, expert depositions, summary judgment briefing, and strategic planning
  • Major innovation company-successfully settled patent litigation related to software for the commercial printing industry
  • Major innovation company-played key roles in all phases of patent infringement litigation related to cellular technology, including discovery, claim construction, summary judgment motions practice, pre-trial briefing, trial and post-trial briefing
  • Major semiconductor company-persuaded plaintiff to dismiss patent infringement suit with prejudice at early point in the litigation
  • Local innovation company-led discovery and claim construction efforts in patent infringement suit related to LCD television technology; received favorable Markman order and key evidence during highly-technical 30(b)(6) depositions of foreign witnesses, eventually leading to settlement of the case
  • Major medical devices company-persuaded plaintiff to dismiss patent infringement suit with prejudice prior to answering the complaint
  • Major oilfield technologies company-performed review of prior art related to electromagnetic geological surveying technology as part of due diligence investigation
  • Major semiconductor company-spearheaded copyright infringement defense and conducted 30(b)(6) deposition in defense in a multi-faceted intellectual property litigation
  • Major semiconductor company-assisted in trial preparation in patent infringement suit between two top semiconductor manufacturers

Awards & Community

Recognized as Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2010 & 2011


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