Steve Schlather is a patent lawyer and 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:
- Microprocessors and integrated circuits,
- Internet-based software & systems, both client-side and server-side,
- Oilfield equipment and chemicals;
- EDI software and systems;
- Medical implants, including cardiac stents;
- Embedded systems;
- Building materials;
- Wireless routers;
- RFID technology;
- Cable modems;
- Microsoft Windows operating systems, and
- Global-positioning systems.
Prior to joining Collins, Edmonds & Pogorzelski, Steve was a patent litigator at Susman Godfrey LLP in Houston.
For three years in a row (2008-2010), Steve has been chosen as one of Houston's Top Lawyers by H Texas Magazine in the area of intellectual property law.
- Within six months of filing a patent infringement lawsuit related to RFID technology, Steve obtained a seven-figure settlement for his client.
- In a case relating to GPS technology, Steve was part of a team that obtained a favorable settlement on the second day of trial. The terms of the settlement are confidential.
- Steve was a key member of a team that obtained a jury verdict of infringement and validity and secured a permanent injunction against the defendants. The case later settled and the terms are confidential. Steve continues to represent the client in additional litigation on the same patent.
- Days before trial, Steve helped to favorably settle a computer software-related patent infringement and trade secret case against a major US software developer. The defendant agreed to license his clients patents and technology. The terms remain confidential.
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*Each case exists on its own merits and past success does not guarantee future results.
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