Max Ciccarelli

Max Ciccarelli

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Partner

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
    214.969.1599
    214.999.1623
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Max focuses his practice on complex intellectual property litigation in the areas of patents, trademarks, trade dress, product configuration, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, and antitrust. He also assists clients with licensing, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and a variety of complex United States Patent Office proceedings. Max counsels both mature and start-up companies on identifying, developing, and leveraging the value of their technology and other intellectual property assets. His expertise includes a wide variety of technologies and geographical areas (both in the U.S. and around the world). He has been recognized by numerous publications for his outstanding legal work, including The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (2008-present) and Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (2007, 2011-2015), and IAM Patent 1000 (2012-2015).

Experience

  • Obtained jury verdict of invalidity on four patents in Eastern District of Texas in case where plaintiff was seeking over $100M

  • Spearheaded early claim construction and summary judgment procedure before Judge Davis in the Eastern District of Texas, resulting in summary judgment of non-infringement for 99 defendants

  • Obtained judgment as a matter of law on behalf of an alarm monitoring defendant in the middle of a patent jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas

  • Defended a major semiconductor manufacturer in a patent infringement lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas, resulting in a take-nothing judgment of non-infringement

  • Represented multinational companies in offensive and defensive patent infringement litigation

  • Defended a client in a patent infringement lawsuit involving an electrical circuit for a consumer product

  • Represented a defendant in a trademark and trade dress lawsuit involving the configuration of products and the color of a finish

  • Assisted client in structuring equity deals with its high-tech clients

  • Assisted client in preparing its patent portfolio for enforcement against the industry

Distinctions/Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Intellectual Property Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent); 2008-present

  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Intellectual Property Litigation); 2007, 2011-2015

  • Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Region, Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters; 2013

  • Best Lawyers in Dallas (Intellectual Property), D Magazine; 2016
  • The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, IAM Patent 1000; 2012-2015

  • IP Stars; 2015-2016

  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Intellectual Property Litigation); 2005

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association

  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)