Steven Williams – Shareholder

Steven N. WilliamsTelephone: 214.979.1122
eFax: 214.203.0741
swilliams@mcdolewilliams.com

Biography

Steven N. Williams is a trial lawyer who has litigated intellectual property cases for a wide range of clients including telecom equipment manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers, electronics companies, pharmaceutical companies, building materials manufacturers, consumer product companies, and financial service companies.

Steve helps clients by listening to their needs and understanding their ultimate business goals and objectives. He then collaborates with his clients to develop an effective litigation strategy that will best advance those goals and objectives. Steve assembles teams of nationally recognized consultants and experts having specialized areas of expertise to assist him in explaining to the courts and juries the often complicated technological and other business issues involved in intellectual property cases.

Whether representing clients by asserting their intellectual property rights against infringers, or defending against claims from other parties, Steve approaches every case from the outset with the assumption that the case will go to trial. Accordingly, Steve thoroughly investigates every claim, aggres- sively develops each fact, and zealously advocates his client’s positions at every opportunity.

Memberships & Court Admissions

Steve is licensed in the State of Texas, and is admitted to practice in the Eastern, Northern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas; the Second, Fifth, Ninth, Eleventh, and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals; the Second Circuit US Court of Appeals; and the United States Supreme Court.

Presentations and Publications

Steve has been a frequent speaker on intellectual property litigation topics. Steve has been an active participant on the steering committee for the annual Eastern District of Texas Bench/Bar Conference, at which he has spoken on various topics related principally to patent litigation. Steve also published an article titled “Successfully Defending Against False Marking Claims” in the Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Vol. 9, Issue I, October 2010.

Education

Steve graduated from Baylor University with honors in 1988. He received his juris doctor in 1991 from Southern Methodist University, where he had served as a Chief Justice on the SMU Moot Court Board and where he received the American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy.

Patent Cases

  • Trover Group, Inc. and The Security Center, Inc. v. Tyco Integrated Security, et al., Case No. 2:15-cv-151 (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving the enforcement of patents related to digital video security systems.
  • Uniloc USA, Inc. and Uniloc Luxembourg, S.A. v. Altair Engineering, Inc., Case No. 6:12-cv-806 (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving enforcement of patent related to computer software concurrent licensing systems.
  • CPUMate, Inc. v. Sony Corporation, et al., Case No. 2:14-cv-071 (Eastern District of Texas).       Case involving heat exchange devices used in electronic products.
  • Rotatable Technologies LLC v. Lennox Industries, Inc., Case No. 3:14-cv-1162-M (Northern District of Texas). Case involving computer interface used with controlling remote devices.
  • Olivistar, LLC v. Lennox Industries, Inc., Case No. 2:14-cv-531 (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving encryption system to secure wireless transmissions of data packets.
  • Matson, Inc. d/b/a ACF Tarp and Awning v. Cowboy Containments, Inc. and KHM Rentals, LLC, 3:13-cv-3957-K (Northern District of Texas). Case involving oil field equipment used with well fracking operations.
  • Galderma Laboratories, LP, et al. v. Glenmark Generics Inc., USA, Case No. 3:15-cv-1416-B (Northern District of Texas). Case involving generic prescription drug for topical treatment of skin acne.
  • Diamond Grading Technologies LLC v. American Gem Society, et al., Case No. 2:14-cv-1161 (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving enforcement of patent related to evaluating the cut grade of gemstones.
  • SyncPoint Imaging, LLC v. Nintendo of America, Inc., et al., Case No. 2:15-cv-247 (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving handheld electronic gaming devices.
  • CYVA Research Holdings, LLC v. First National Bankshares, Inc., First Financial Bank, N.A., Case No. 2:13-cv-413 (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving encryption for secure transmission of data between wireless devices.
  • Rural Community Insurance Agency, Inc. v. Dreamscape Technologies, LP, Case No. 0:13-cv-2147 (Dist. Minnesota). Case involving software systems for managing crop insurance business.
  • DBG Group Investments, LLC and Vollara, LLC v. GreenTech Environmental, LLC, et al., Case No. 6:11-cv-662 (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving air filtration devices.
  • Key Energy Services, Inc. v. C.C. Forbes, LLC, et al. Case No. 2:08-cv-346 (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving oil well work-over and well service equipment.
  • SynQor v. Artysen, Inc., et al. Case No. 2:07-cv-497 (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving unregulated and semi-regulate bus converters.
  • Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union v. IP Navigation, et al. Case No. 4:12-cv-00234 (Eastern District of Texas). Declaratory judgment action for non-infringement and invalidly of patent.
  • TQP Development, LLC v. Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union. Case No. 2:12-cv-00258
  • Lone Star Document Management Litigation. (Eastern District of Texas). Multiple patent infringement lawsuits against more than twenty defendants enforcing client’s patent related to electronic document management systems.
  • Gray v. Seasons, Case No. 4:10-cv-681 (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving consumer goods and false patent marking.
  • Main Hastings v. Yomega Corp., 2:10-cv-416 (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving false patent marking.
  • Etagz v. Yomega, Case No. 2:11-cv-113 (District of Utah).       Case involving digital tagging for consumer packaging.
  • ChemCal, Inc v. Delta Water Technologies, Inc. 3:10-cv-4235 (Northern District of Texas).       Case involving water purification systems.
  • Trover Group, LLC v. Verint Systems, Inc., Case No. 2:06-cv-532 (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving digital security equipment.
  • Trover Group, LLC v. Diebold Corporation, Case No. 2:06-cv-445 (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving digital security equipment.
  • Steril-Aire USA, Inc. v. Dust Free, LP, Case No. 4:05-cv-156-MHS (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving air filtration devices.
  • East Texas Technology Partners, LP v. Apple, Inc., Case No. 3:04-cv-281 (Northern District of Texas).       Case involving computer modem devices.
  • Parental Guide of Texas v. Funai, et al., Case No. 2:00-cv-262-TJW (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving v-chip technology used in televisions.
  • Parental Guide of Texas v. Samsung, et al., Case No. 7:01-cv-74-R (Northern District of Texas). Case involving v-chip technology used in televisions.
  • Ericsson, Inc. v. Qualcomm, Inc., Case No. 2:96-cv-183 (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving CDMA and TDMA cellular phone technologies.
  • Ocular Research of Boston v. Allergan, Inc. Case No. 2:07-cv-385 (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving formula for emulsion for treating dry-eye.
  • Vision Advancment, Inc. v. Johnson & Johnson, Inc., Case No. 2:05-cv-455 (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving multi-focal contact lenses.
  • Evans Medical Ltd. v. American Cyanamid, et al., Case No. 3:95-cv-271-G (Northern District of Texas). Case involving patent for synthetic whooping cough vaccine.

Copyright and Trademark Cases

  • Direct Logistics, Inc. v. Choice Direct Logistics, Inc., Case No. 3:13-cv-806-P (Northern District of Texas). Case involving protecting client’s copyrighted name and logo.
  • Konnectcorp International, Inc. v. Daniesh Suntharalingam, Einthusan Vigneswaran, Gunadeepan Ehamparam and Paperboard Innovations, Inc., Case No. 3:13-cv-3656-P (Northern District of Texas). Case involving contents of commercial internet web site.
  • M&F Western Products, Inc. v. Jone Jones Collection, Inc., et al., Case No. 2:09-cv-266 (Eastern District of Texas). Case involving protecting client’s copyrighted designs for western-style leather goods against infringement.
  • Dreamers Candles, Ltd. v. Steven Eli, et al. Case No. 3:00-cv-2133 (Northern District of Texas).       Successfully defended clients against allegations of trademark infringement.
  • Public Safety Associates, Inc. v. General Motors Corp. and GM Onstar Corp., Case No. 7:02-cv-260 (Northern District of Texas). Case involved protecting client’s copyrighted electronic maps against infringement.