Nick Schuneman advises clients in a broad range of intellectual property matters, with a particular focus on patent infringement litigation. He partners with his clients to develop forward-thinking litigation strategies and guides them through every stage of litigation, from pre-trial through appeal and settlement. Nick also advises on licensing matters and post-grant proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Nick holds an MS in electrical engineering. Prior to attending law school, he designed high-performance antenna arrays. He is listed as a co-inventor on four issued US patents related to ultra-broadband array technology.
Represented major semiconductor company in patent infringement lawsuit, taking lead on technical defenses and claim construction
Represented major computer company in patent infringement lawsuit, including inter partes review, pre-trial strategy, and post-trial and appeal strategy
Represented major semiconductor company in patent infringement dispute spanning several federal district court actions and inter partes review proceedings at the USPTO*
Secured a favorable jury verdict of noninfringement on behalf of a major telecommunications company in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern District of Texas*
Represented a major telecommunications company in a large patent infringement litigation involving 19 patents, including discovery, claim construction, expert depositions, summary judgment briefing and strategic planning*
Represented a major innovation company in all phases of patent infringement litigation related to cellular technology, including discovery, claim construction, summary judgment motions practice, pre-trial briefing, trial and post-trial briefing*
Represented a major semiconductor company in patent infringement litigation and persuaded plaintiff to dismiss the suit with prejudice at an early point in the litigation*
Led discovery and claim construction efforts on behalf of a local innovation company in a patent infringement suit related to LCD television technology; received a favorable Markman order and key evidence during highly technical 30(b)(6) depositions of foreign witnesses, eventually settling the case*
The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Austin, 2024
Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010 to 2011
Austin Intellectual Property Inn of Court, executive committee member
Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude, 2006
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MS, Electrical Engineering, 2000
The University of Texas, BS, Electrical Engineering, with highest honors, 1998
US Patent and Trademark Office
US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
US District Court for the Western District of Texas
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