John Edmonds is a registered patent attorney with over twenty-five years of litigation experience.
Steve Schlather is a registered patent attorney with over twenty years of litigation experience.
Tel: (713) 364-5291
Fax: (832) 415-2535
John Edmonds has twenty-nine years of experience as a litigator. His practice is devoted to intellectual property litigation, including patent litigation and appeals; trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation; and inter partes review. He has served in lead counsel in over a hundred and fifty lawsuits throughout the United States, including over thirty jury trials. As lead counsel, Mr. Edmonds has obtained in excess of $100,000,000 in judgments and settlements on behalf of clients.* Trial successes include verdicts of infringement affirmed on appeal and claims confirmed as patentable during inter partes review. Recently Mr. Edmonds served as lead counsel for defendants who obtained summary judgment against copyright and DMCA claims seeking damages and penalties in excess of $3BN, and Mr. Edmonds was lead counsel on the appeal that affirmed the summary judgment. Mr. Edmonds has also served as lead counsel in over seventy appeals.
Mr. Edmonds is a registered patent attorney and has a Master of Laws degree in intellectual property law. Prior to co-founding the firm, Mr. Edmonds litigated at one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the country.
Mr. Edmonds zealously advocates the rights of his clients, who have ranged from multi-national corporations to lone inventors. Mr. Edmonds has represented clients in disputes involving a wide range of industries and technologies, including consumer electronics and other consumer products, computer hardware and software, wireless and other networked hardware and systems, construction products, internet and search technologies, websites, ecommerce and games; chemical compositions and processes, oilfield equipment and services, building materials, security and encryption, and industrial machinery.
Mr. Edmonds is also a former U.S. Marine.
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* Previous outcomes do not imply similar results in other matters. Results may vary depending on the particular facts and legal circumstances.
Tel: (713) 364-2371
Fax: (832) 415-2535
Steve Schlather is a patent lawyer and intellectual property litigator. His clients range from small, start-up companies and individual inventors to large, multinational corporations. For more than 10 years, Steve has represented both plaintiffs and defendants under a variety of fee arrangements, including on an hourly, fixed-fee and contingent fee basis.
Recently, the majority of his cases are contingent-fee cases. Steve has a successful nationwide practice, including substantial experience in the federal courts in the Eastern District of Texas, District of Delaware and the Northern District of California. Steve represents clients in a wide range of intellectual property cases involving a diversity of technologies, including:
*Each case exists on its own merits and past success does not guarantee future results.
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