Dallas - The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate Partners Herbert J. Hammond and Bruce S. Sostek, who are both recognized as “Patent Star – Texas” and “Trade Mark Star – Texas” in the 2018 edition of IP Stars, published by Managing Intellectual Property. The publication also lists Thompson & Knight as a “Highly Recommended” Firm in Texas.
Mr. Hammond represents clients in intellectual property matters. He focuses his practice on litigation, licensing, and counseling in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, computer, and entertainment matters. He also acts as an arbitrator, mediator, and expert witness in intellectual property and high-tech cases. Mr. Hammond is the author of the Texas Intellectual Property Handbook (3d ed), a treatise published by Juris Publishing, Inc., covering trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, false advertising, and covenants not to compete as the law is applied in Texas. Recognized for his legal work, Mr. Hammond was named Dallas Trade Secrets Law “Lawyer of the Year” in 2018 and Dallas Trademark Law “Lawyer of the Year” in 2017 by The Best Lawyers in America®. He is repeatedly listed in Chambers USA “Leaders in Their Field” (2004-present), Texas Super Lawyers® (2003-2017), IAM Patent 1000 (2015-2017), and as a Best Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine (2001, 2003, 2005, 2012).
Mr. Sostek focuses his practice on intellectual property, technology, complex commercial litigation, and IP and business counseling. He has tried cases involving patent, trademark, and copyright infringement; theft of trade secrets; unfair competition; and other intellectual property concerns in federal courts throughout the country, at the International Trade Commission, and on appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. He is actively involved in media, sports, and entertainment, having represented several prominent area sports teams. Mr. Sostek also counsels clients on the identification, valuation, licensing, and litigation of intellectual property assets and on how to use intellectual property to advance strategic business objectives. He is a member of the Firm’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity team and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The Best Lawyers in America® named him the Dallas Litigation-Patent “Lawyer of the Year” in 2017 and 2013 and the Dallas Technology Law “Lawyer of the Year” in 2016 and 2014. He is regularly listed in Chambers USA “Leaders in Their Field” (2004-present), Texas Super Lawyers® (2003-2017), IAM Patent 1000 (2012-2017), and as a Best Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine (2003, 2005, 2007-present).
IP Stars identifies and analyzes the leading IP firms and attorneys in all 50 U.S. states and Washington D.C. to provide deeper insights to the complex U.S. IP legal market for in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies. For more information about Managing Intellectual Property, please visit www.managingip.com.