Tara M. Williams

Senior Counsel

Tara M. Williams focuses her practice on patent litigation. She has litigated patent, trademark and trade secret disputes in federal and state courts   throughout the United States, including Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission. Tara has represented clients across a broad range of technological areas and industries, including technologies related to medical devices, semiconductors and electronics, wireless communications, the automotive industry, business method patents, wireless data transmission, oil field related equipment and processes, chemical processes and manufacturing, ophthalmologic devices and procedures, and consumer electronics and appliances. Tara is also a registered patent attorney with experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the electrical and mechanical arts. In 2014 she was listed as Texas Super Lawyers, “Rising Star.”

Prior to joining Skiermont Derby LLP, Tara was of counsel with Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Houston, TX. And before entering the legal profession, Tara was a senior instrument and electrical engineer with Celanese Chemical Corporation, wherein her responsibilities included specification, installation and troubleshooting of instrumentation, electrical equipment, and safety and process control systems.

Representative Matters

EVM Systems, LLC v. Rex Medical, L.P. et al. (Eastern District of Texas)

Represented accused infringers in patent litigation matter involving vena cava filter medical devices, obtaining a successful jury verdict.

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd, v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (District of New Jersey)

Represented accused infringer in patent litigation matter involving DRAM and other semi-conductor devices and methods of manufacture, obtaining a successful jury verdict.

RLIS, Inc. v. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (Southern District of Texas)

Represented accused infringer in patent litigation matter involving electronic medical records system.

The Boler Company v. Arvinmeritor Inc. (Northern District of Illinois)

Represented accused infringer in patent litigation matter involving trailer axle suspension systems.

Solocron Education, LLC v. LearnSomething, Inc. et al. (Eastern District of Texas)

Represented accused infringers LearnSomething and Xerox in patent infringement matter involving remote education processes and authentication.

Sockeye Licensing TX, LLC v. Xerox Corporation (Eastern District of Texas) & Xerox Corporation v. Wildcat Licensing LLC (Northern District of Illinois)

Represented accused infringer Xerox in patent infringement matter involving mobile wireless devices that establish a network to communicate with printers.

Better Bags, Inc. v. Illinois Tool Works, Inc., et al. (Southern District of Texas)

Represented accused infringer Illinois Tool Works in patent litigation matter involving resealable plastic bag technology.

Gen. Tech. Ltd., v. GlaxoSmithKline, LLC (District of Colorado) (Middle District of North Carolina) and (Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation)

Represented accused infringer GlaxoSmithKline in patent litigation matter involving methods for analyzing genetic variations in a non-coding region of DNA sequences to detect linked coding region alleles.

Aspex Eyewear Inc. v. Zenni Optical (Southern District of Florida)

Represented patent owner in litigation involving eyewear with magnetic shades.

Honeywell International Inc. v. Furuno Electric Co. (District of Minnesota)

Represented accused infringer in patent litigation matter involving marine electronic devices, radar systems, and sonar devices.

ArvinMeritor Technology, L.L.C. v. Inalfa Roof Systems, Inc. (Eastern District of Michigan)

Represented patent owner in litigation involving retractable roof systems for vehicles.

ST Sales Tech Holdings LLC v. Daimler Chrysler (Eastern District of Texas)

Represented accused infringer Daimler Chrysler in patent litigation matter involving sale lead generation and management systems and processes.

VitalStim, LLC et al v. eSwallow USA, LLC (Northern District of Georgia)

Represented accused infringer in patent litigation matter involving electrical pharyngeal neuromuscular stimulators.

Arrivalstar SA et al v. Canadian National Railway Company et al. (Northern District of Illinois)

Represented accused infringer in patent litigation matter involving arrival and status messaging systems.

International Trade Commission (ITC), 337-TA-900: Certain Navigation Products, Including GPS Devices, Navigation and Display Systems, Radar Systems, Navigational Aids, Mapping Systems and Related Software – Furuno Electric Co. v. Navico, et al.

Represented accused infringer in patent litigation matter involving marine electronic devices, radar systems, and sonar devices.

International Trade Commission (ITC), 337-TA-726: Certain Electronic Imaging Devices – Flashpoint Technology, Inc. v. LG Electronics, et al.

Represented accused infringer in patent litigation matter involving imaging display and rotation on wireless mobile devices.

International Trade Commission (ITC), 337-TA-531: Certain Network Controllers – Marvell International Ltd. v. Realtek Semiconductor Inc. et al.

Represented accused infringer in patent litigation matter involving network controllers.

Speaking Engagements, Presentations and Publications

Featured Speaker, “eDiscovery Nuances of Patent and Complex Technology Litigation” (Women in eDiscovery – Houston Chapter, June 25, 2020)

“Patent Eligibility and its Impact in Patent Litigation Proceedings,” in conjunction with CLE presentation for the 35th Annual HIPLA Fall IP Institute, Sept. 26-28, 2019

“Legal Issues Associated with Departing Employees in the Energy Industry,” in conjunction with CLE presentation for the 69th Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference, Feb. 14-15, 2019

Contact Information

1601 Elm Street, Suite 4400, Dallas, Texas 75201

(214) 978-6602

twilliams@skiermontderby.com

Education
University of Houston Law Center

 

Prairie View A&M University

B.S., Electrical Engineering, cum laude

Bar Admissions
State Bar of Texas

 

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

 

U.S. District Courts

Northern District of Texas

Southern District of Texas

Eastern District of Texas

Western District of Texas

District of Colorado

Eastern District of Michigan

Professional & Community Involvement
American Bar Association
The National LGBT Bar Association

Dallas
1601 Elm St
Suite 4400
Dallas, TX 75201

(214) 978-6600

 

info@skiermontderby.com

Los Angeles
800 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1450
Los Angeles, CA 90017

(213) 788-4500

 

info@skiermontderby.com