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Silver - Individuals: litigation
Haynes and Boone litigates regularly in the Western and Eastern Districts of Texas and can be counted on for strategically savvy counsel and persuasive advocacy. Spearheading many of the most important campaigns, Russ Emerson is enthusiastically endorsed by his clients: “Russ is brilliant at seeing the big picture and presents to juries in a compelling and respectful way – he understands how Texas juries think and prepares cases with that in mind. He also assembles excellent litigation teams.” He recently won a defence verdict for Korean company HiCon and its founder in a bet-the-company case in which the plaintiff sought over $100 million. Haynes and Boone attorneys have handled more than 300 inter partes reviews and covered business method review proceedings, making post-grant work a standout area of the practice. They have an excellent record to show for their efforts – check out the group’s 85% institution rate when acting for petitioners and near equal claim cancellation rate. At the forefront of this dynamic practice are David O’Dell and David McCombs, who link up to support Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on wide-ranging strategic matters and PTAB trials. O’Dell has filed more than 100 petitions; McCombs is one of the best-rounded patent lawyers in Texas or anywhere else. Another lynchpin is David O’Brien, who has been representing Roku in PTAB proceedings and related appeals. Turning to prosecution, the names to know are Alan Herda, Randall Brown, and Mark Tidwell. Herda chairs the firmwide IP group and sets the standard of excellence when it comes to strategic portfolio management and development. Brown and Tidwell take care of Halliburton Energy Services and get a large section of the IP department pulling in the same direction for the client, to deliver a joined-up and comprehensive patent service. Taking the reins of the technology transactions practice, Randall Colson supplies vital licensing expertise to many of the outfit’s patrons, including TSMC.