Botkin Chiarello Calaf’s patent litigators have experience representing both plaintiffs in protecting their intellectual property rights and defendants responding to infringement claims. We have litigated in district courts around the country and at the International Trade Commission, but patent litigation here in Texas is our wheelhouse. We most often represent clients as lead or local counsel in the Western District of Texas. Ryan Botkin serves as Judge Alan Albright’s teaching assistant for his Patent Advocacy course at the University of Texas Law School.
Our team has litigated patent cases across industries, including mobile device hardware and software, dynamic web page generation technology, interactive program guides, and product testing systems, to name a few. Our lawyers have helped win hundreds of millions of dollars in patent verdicts and settlements, and have also prevailed in securing the dismissal of infringement claims against our clients prior to trial.
Our team distinguishes itself though the ability to translate the technical aspects of the case into persuasive arguments for the judge and compelling stories for a jury.
We are also highly effective and efficient when it comes to smaller patent matters: our lawyers quickly resolve cases brought by high-volume plaintiffs against our clients; we skillfully navigate responding (or declining to respond) to third-party subpoenas in patent litigation; and we work seamlessly with co-counsel when representing co-defendants or appearing as local counsel.
Representative matters include: successfully severed the claims against our client, a software consulting company, from the primary co-defendant’s case—resulting in a de facto stay of the case against our client; served as local counsel for a national cybersecurity software company in a patent infringement case in the Waco Division; served as local counsel for multi-national spectrometer company sued for patent infringement in the Austin Division; negotiated a full dismissal of claims against our non-profit client in a patent troll case in the Austin Division; and secured favorable settlement of patent infringement claims against a client who manufactures industrial testing systems.