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Steven W. Hartsell

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teven Hartsell is a registered patent attorney and focuses his practice on patent infringement litigation, patent licensing and inter partes reviews. He has represented clients in federal courts across the country in cases involving a variety of technologies, including lighting, hand tools, telecommunications, software anti-piracy, medical devices, DVD and television controls, and optical systems. Before entering the practice of law, Steven worked as a research engineer on the development of combustion chemical vapor deposition techniques for a variety of applications. In addition, he provided analysis related to scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and optical profilometry. Steven also worked in the semiconductor industry as an applications engineer supporting chip manufacturers, including Texas Instruments. Prior to joining Skiermont Derby LLP, Steven was senior counsel at Nelson Bumgardner, P.C. in Fort Worth.


Representative Matters

Packet Intelligence v. NetScout et al. (Eastern District of Texas)

Represent patent owner in litigation involving deep packet inspection technology.

VTech Communications, Inc., et al. v. Spherix Incorporated (Patent Trial and Appeal Board)

Represented patent owner against two separate IPR petitions.

LoggerHead Tools, Inc. v. Sears Holding Corporation, et al. (Northern District of Illinois)

Representing LoggerHead in litigation alleging patent infringement, trademark infringement and several tort claims arising from sales of Craftsman Max Axess Locking Wrenches.

Robertson Transformer Co. v. General Electric Co., et al. (Northern District of Illinois)

Represented Robertson against seven defendants in a patent infringement lawsuit related to electronic ballasts that operate compact and linear fluorescent lighting. Successfully moved to have Defendants’ equitable defenses dismissed at summary judgment and additional defenses prior to trial. See Robertson Transformer Co. v. GE, 149 F. Supp. 3d 919, 921 (N.D. Ill. 2015).

GPNE Corp. v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al. (District of Hawaii, Northern District of Texas, and Northern District of California)

Represented patent owner in litigation involving GPRS and LTE technology.

Uniloc USA, Inc. et al. v. Sony Corporation of America, Inc., et al. (Eastern District of Texas)

Represented patent owner in litigation involving anti-piracy software technology.

Celltrace LLC v. AT&T Inc., et al. (Eastern District of Texas)

Represented patent owner in infringement claims involving SMS messaging.

Catheter Flushing, LLC v. Angiodynamics, Inc., et al. (District of Utah)

Represented patent owner in infringement matter involving Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters against multiple medical device manufacturers.

Sony Electronics Inc. v. Guardian Media Technologies, Ltd. (Southern District of California)

Represented patent owner in litigation involving parental control technology.

Guardian Media Technologies, Ltd. v. Philips Electronic North America Corporation (Central District of California)

Represented patent owner in litigation involving parental control technology.

Guardian Media Technologies, Ltd. v. Vizio, Inc. (Central District of California)

Represented patent owner in litigation involving parental control technology.

Guardian Media Technologies, Ltd. v. Westinghouse Digital Electronics, LLC (Central District of California)

Represented patent owner in litigation involving parental control technology.

Mirror Imaging LLC v. Suntrust Banks, Inc. et al. (Eastern District of Texas)

Represented patent owner in infringement claims involving check storage and archiving technology.

Thermal Scalpel v. Covidien, Ltd. et al. (Eastern District of Texas)

Represented patent owner in infringement lawsuit involving surgical devices.

Transauction LLC v. Bidz.com, Inc., et al. (Eastern District of Texas and Northern District of California)

Represented patent owner in infringement matter involving bonded online technology against multiple auction websites.

Cognex Corporation v. VCode Holdings, Inc., et al. (District of Minnesota)

Represented patent owner in patent infringement action involving 2-D bar code technology.

Peer Communications Corporation v. Skype Technologies SA, et al. (Eastern District of Texas)

Represented patent owner in litigation involving peer-to-peer network technology.

Tendler Cellular v. Onstar Corporation (Eastern District of Texas)

Represented patent owner in infringement matter involving location-based services.

Theodore Whitney and High Resolution Optics Corporation v. The United States and Raytheon Company (Federal Court of Claims)

Represented patent owner in infringement litigation involving specialized diffractive optical elements used in certain thermal weapon sights procured by the United States government.

James Romano and Secure Access Corporation v. The United States (Court of Federal Claims)

Represented patent owner in infringement matter involving card-based physical access control security systems.


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