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Max Ciccarelli
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Thompson & Knight has several licensed patent attorneys who handle patent prosecution and opinion work. Their experience ranges from high technology applications, including computer systems and software, to manufacturing and material handling applications. We routinely assist clients in the prosecution and licensing of patents and technologies and the related development, manufacturing, and marketing of these assets, particularly in the electronics, software, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, and petrochemical industries.

Thompson & Knight's IP attorneys and trial lawyers have decades of experience litigating patent infringement cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in actions in the federal district courts throughout the United States, including substantial experience before the Northern and Eastern District of Texas, the Northern and Central Districts of California, and the District of Delaware. Our lawyers also regularly appear before the International Trade Commission and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Just a few of the products and technologies involved in patent cases litigation by members of our firm include:

  • Computer software, hardware, and systems
  • Energy related products and systems
  • Holographic imaging
  • Surgical sutures and other medical devices
  • Telecommunications devices and methods
  • Prescription and non-prescription drugs
  • Pharmaceutical packaging
  • Infrared lenses
  • Semiconductor chips
  • Microprocessors
  • Internet and Web technology
  • System for optical disc recognition
  • Coin discrimination systems
  • DVR technology
  • Petrochemical products and systems
  • Consumer products and manufacturing
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The Firm has had great success in pursuing patent infringement claims on behalf of clients, having obtained results as a plaintiff that have been valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars and, as a defendant, resulting in a number of "zero" (or non-infringement) verdicts.

The group is recognized in the 2016 IAM Patent 1000 rankings among the top firms in Texas. The directory stated that Thompson & Knight's IP team has the "ability to see the big picture, to understand the needs of their client, and go above and beyond the call of duty to achieve success." Clients quoted by the directory note that Thompson & Knight has a "deep bench of attorneys with impressive technical knowledge, and [who] are supremely capable in examining and understanding complicated patents" and also "understand the corporate goal of each case and don't put their own desire to win at trial above what is in the best interests of the corporation."