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Steven R. Daniels

Steven Daniels has extensive experience in patent infringement litigation and trade secret misappropriation cases on behalf of clients in a variety of industries, including cases involving wireless technology, computer software and hardware, gaming devices, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Prior to founding Farney Daniels, PC, Mr. Daniels practiced with several large, international law firms. Mr. Daniels’ experience includes advising the Korean government regarding intellectual property issues likely to arise during the negotiation of the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement and providing seminars on American intellectual property law to judges and patent examiners of the Korean Intellectual Property Office and the Korean Innovators Forum.

Representative Cases

Mr. Daniels is lead counsel for defendants in a Hatch-Waxman action over an ANDA filing concerning pemetrexed used in the treatment of patients with advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer and malignant pleural mesothelioma. Eli Lilly and Company and The Trustees of Princeton University, v. Nang Kuang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and CANDA NK-2, LLC, Civil Action No. 1:14-cv-1647-TWP-DKL (SD Ind.).

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

Represented PJC Logistics LLC in a multi-district litigation related to fleet management systems. In re: Vehicle Tracking and Security System (‘844) Patent Litigation.

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 where the plaintiff asserted infringement of 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 Acer in multi-patent 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 in 19-patent suit involving computer hardware and software components. Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. v. Gateway, Inc. (Southern District of California)

Representing Select Retrieval, LLC, in patent infringement litigation related to patents covering targeted search technology that has been widely adopted by internet-based businesses. Select Retrieval, LLC v. ABT, et al. (Middle District of Florida, Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of Texas)

Represented ORG Structure Innovation, LLC, in patent infringement litigation related to software enabling core business security processes. ORG Structure Innovation, LLC v. Oracle Corp., et al. (Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of California, Western District of Texas)

Represented Innovative Solutions in trade secret and patent litigation relating to the company’s proprietary air data avionic computers. After a four-week jury trial, the jury returned a substantial verdict in favor of ISS, later increased by the court in awarding treble damages and fees. Innovative Solutions and Support v. Kollsman, Inc., et al. (Western District of Tennessee)

Defended Gateway in 15-patent suit involving MPEG video coding, caller-ID, low bit-rate speech coders, and other computer-related technologies. Lucent Technologies, Inc., et al. v. Gateway, Inc., et al. (Southern District of California)

Represented patent holder GTE Wireless in a patent suit involving cell phone signal acquisition technology. GTE Wireless, Inc. v. Qualcomm, Inc. (Southern District of California)

Represented Gateway and Lenovo as defendants in a patent suit relating to wireless data communications. Linex Technologies, Inc. v. Belkin International, Inc., et al. (Eastern District of Texas)

Represented Lenovo in a case alleging infringement by the trusted platform module (TPM) used in computer security. The Quantum World Corp. v. Lenovo (United States) Inc., et al. (Eastern District of Texas)

Represented Edwards Lifesciences in patent litigation relating to medical devices for heart valve replacement and repair. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation v. St. Jude Medical (Central District of California) and Medtronic, Inc. (District of Delaware)

Represented Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in a suit involving patents related to adhesive patches used in the delivery of medication. Lectec Corp. v. Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. (Eastern District of Texas)

Represented Molecular Biosystems in multiple patent disputes between three competitors regarding contrast media for ultrasound techniques where infringement, validity and priority were at issue. Molecular Biosystems, Inc. v. Nycomed Imaging (U.S. District Court, District of Columbia); Sonus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Molecular Biosystems, Inc. (Western District of Washington)

Defended Medquist in patent case relating to medical transcription services and workflow management systems. Anthurium Solutions Inc. v. Medquist, Inc. et.al. (Eastern District of Texas)

Education

University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1995
University of North Carolina, M.A., 1992
University of New Mexico, B.A., 1987

Honors and Distinctions

Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2016
Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2015
The National Law Journal, “Defense Hot List,” 2007
Visiting Professor of Law, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea,

Court Admissions

Texas
California
Georgia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Published Works and Presentations

eBay and Its Aftermath: Injunctions, Ongoing Royalties, and Compulsory Licensing,2 Sungkyunkwan Journal of Science & Technology Law 385 (Fall 2008)

Significant Patent Cases from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Korean Intellectual Property Journal (2005)

Intellectual Property Issues on the Internet, Annual Cyberlaw Institute, National Business Institute, Austin and San Antonio, Texas (June 2001)

Internet Jurisdiction, Annual Cyberlaw Institute, National Business Institute, Austin and San Antonio, Texas (June 2001)

The Ethical Care and Feeding of In-House Experts: The Protection and Discovery of the Opinions of Employees Consulted in Anticipation of Litigation, SMU Air Law Symposium, Dallas, Texas, February (1996)

Professional Memberships

Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, State Bar of California
Member, State Bar of Georgia

Practice Areas