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Bryan Atkinson

Bryan Atkinson is a shareholder at Farney Daniels PC in the firm’s Georgetown office. Mr. Atkinson focuses his practice on patent and trade secret litigation. In addition to his significant experience at the International Trade Commission, Mr. Atkinson has handled a variety of technologically complex disputes in federal district courts and has represented companies in technologies such as computer hardware, software, video graphics displays, power management, wireless 2G and 3G cellular communications, microprocessors, e-commerce, digital communications, digital signal processors, and computer networking.  Prior to joining Farney Daniels PC, Mr. Atkinson practiced with several large international law firms.

Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property Litigation
Business Litigation
Licensing Negotiations

Representative Cases

Representing plaintiff Net Navigation Systems, LLC in a patent infringement case involving Internet router and switch technology. Net Navigation Systems, LLC v Cisco Systems, Inc. (Eastern District of Texas)

Representing Hewlett-Packard and Acer in a suit brought by Quantum World alleging infringement by the Trusted Platform Module used in computer security. The Quantum World Corp. v. Hewlett-Packard, Acer, Inc., and Acer America, et al. (Western District of Texas)

Represented plaintiff ORG Structure Innovation, LLC in a patent infringement suit involving a software platform comprising systems and methods for automating and increasing the efficiency of business processes. ORG Structure Innovation, LLC v. Oracle Corp., et al. (Northern District of California)

Represented HP, Creative Labs, Lifeworks, and numerous electronics retailers in a suit involving webcams used with LCD monitors. AdjustaCam LLC v. Hewlett-Packard, Creative Labs, Lifeworks, et al. (Eastern District of Texas)

Represented Monster in a suit involving a patent related to the use of XML site maps in websites. Site Update Solutions v. Monster Worldwide, et al. (Eastern District of Texas)

Represented Lenovo in a patent infringement suit involving a patent asserted against the Trusted Platform Module, a security component used in many personal computers. Quantum World Corp. v. Lenovo (United States), Inc., et al. (Eastern District of Texas)

Represented MedQuist in patent suit involving medical transcription and dictation routing and handling technology. Anthurium, Inc. v. MedQuist Corp., et al. (Eastern District of Texas)

Represented Acer in litigation involving several areas of computer technology, including I/O systems, device drivers, and power management. Acer Inc. et al. v. Hewlett-Packard Co. (Western District of Wisconsin); In the Matter of Certain Computer Systems, Printers and Scanners (U.S. International Trade Commission)

Represented Gateway and eMachines in a five-patent ITC investigation initiated by Hewlett-Packard related to computer power management, LCD monitors, recordable DVDs, and notebook keyboards. In the Matter of Certain Personal Computers and Monitors, Inv. No. 337-TA-547 (U.S. International Trade Commission)

Represented Gateway in patent suit involving multiple patents related to computer hardware and software components. Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. v. Gateway, Inc. (Southern District of California)

Defended Creative Labs in patent litigation involving two patents related to computer interface adapters. Acticon Technologies LLC v. Creative Labs, Inc. (Eastern District of Texas)

Represented Acer and Gateway in a suit involving multiple patents related to wireless networking, CDMA modules, processor architecture, and power management. Saxon Innovations, LLC v. Apple Inc., et al. (Eastern District of Texas)


University of Houston Law Center, LL.M., Intellectual Property and Information Law, 2004
University of Texas School of Law, J.D.,with honors, 2002
Texas A&M University, B.S., Computer Science, with honors, including Foundation Honors, 1999

Honors and Distinctions

Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2014-2015
The National Law Journal, “Defense Hot List,” 2007

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Memberships

Member, State Bar of Texas

Practice Areas