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Biography

Amy E. LaValle focuses her practice on patent and trademark infringement litigation. For two decades, Ms. LaValle has represented clients on both sides of patent and trademark cases in both federal district courts and proceedings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Ms. LaValle has represented clients in patent cases involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor fabrication and packaging, computer hardware and software, and telecommunication devices and networks.

Ms. LaValle also has represented clients in other types of complex commercial litigation matters, including copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, tortious interference, breach of contract, and antitrust cases involving intellectual property issues.

Ms. LaValle also has experience handling transactional matters, including advising on corporate transactions and negotiating intellectual property licenses and other technology-related agreements.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

mCom IP, LLC v. Hilltop Holdings Inc. and PlainsCapital Bank, W.D. Tex. 6:23-cv-00437; Defending Hilltop Holdings and PlainsCapital Bank in patent infringement suit involving banking systems.

CesiumAstro Inc. v. Cesium GS, Inc., W.D. Tex.1:22-cv-00128; Defended CesiumAstro in trademark infringement suit (counterclaims) involving communications systems for satellites and other space or aerospace platforms.

InnoMemory, LLC v. PlainsCapital Bank; W.D. Tex. 6:22-cv-00761; Defended PlainsCapital Bank in patent infringement suit involving banking systems.

Dynapass IP Holdings LLC v. PlainsCapital Bank, et al., E.D. Tex. 2:22-cv-00213; Defended PlainsCapital Bank in patent infringement suit involving authentication systems.

Acantha LLC v. NuVasive, Inc., E.D. Mich. 4:19-cv-10656; Defended NuVasive, Inc. in patent infringement suit involving spinal implant medical devices.

Traxcell Technologies, LLC v. Huawei Technologies USA, Inc., et al., E.D. Tex. 2:17-cv-00042; Defended Huawei in patent infringement suit involving wireless communications networks.

Autoflex Leasing Dallas I LLC v. Sunmark Federal Credit Union, N.D. Tex. 3:18-cv-01105; Defended Sunmark in trademark infringement suit involving Autoflex mark.

Advocare International, L.P. v. Stark International LLC, E.D. Tex. 4:16-cv-00923; Represented trademark owner in infringement case involving energy drinks.

Waiter.com, Inc. v. Waitr Inc., W.D. La. 2:16-cv-01041; Defended Waitr in trademark infringement suit involving app-based food delivery systems.

Lexos Media IP, LLC v. The Neiman Marcus Group LLC, E.D. Tex. 2:15-cv-02100; Defended Neiman Marcus in patent infringement suit involving modifiable website cursor images.

Phoenix Entertainment Partners LLC v. 822 McKinney LLC, et al., N.D. Tex. 3:15-cv-00639; Defended restaurant owners in trademark infringement lawsuit involving karaoke machines.

Coalition For Affordable Drugs VII LLC (Hayman Capital) v. Pozen Inc. (and related cases), PTAB IPR2015-01241; Represented petitioner CFAD in four inter partes reviews of patents involving drug Vimovo®.

Ericsson, Inc., et al. v. Intellectual Ventures II LLC (and related cases), PTAB IPR2014-01149; Represented petitioner Ericsson in three inter partes reviews of patents involving wireless communications.

Somaltus LLC v. Cadex Electronics, Inc., E.D. Tex. 2:15‐cv‐00203; Defended Cadex in patent infringement lawsuit involving battery testing and analyzer systems.

Dynamic Hosting Company LLC v. Sprint Solutions, Inc. et al., E.D. Tex. 2:14‐cv‐01137; Defended Sprint and related companies in patent infringement lawsuit involving visual voicemail systems.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, et al. v. Apple Inc., N.D.N.Y. 1:13‐cv‐00633; Represented patent owner and exclusive licensee in infringement suit involving natural language processing.

Almha LLC v. Allergan, Inc. (and related cases), D. Kan. 2:13‐cv‐02401; Represented patent owner in infringement lawsuits involving breast implants.

Annuitek, LLC v. Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, E.D. Tex. 6:13‐cv‐00830; Defended LSW in patent infringement lawsuit involving annuity value software.

Cornerstone Automation Systems, LLC, et al. v. R.E.D. Stamp, Inc., et al., E.D. Tex. 2:12‐cv‐00303; Represented patent owners in infringement suit against competitor involving automated box opening technology.

VoiceFill, LLC v. West Corporation, et al., D. Neb. 8:11‐cv‐00421; Defended West Corporation and related companies in patent infringement lawsuit involving voice‐to‐form speech recognition technology.

Cian IP LLC v. National Instruments Corp. (and related cases), W.D. Tex.
3:11‐cv‐03353; Represented patent owner in infringement lawsuits involving PC-based modular diagnostic systems.

Iceberg Industries, LLC v. Shazam Entertainment, Ltd., E.D. Va. 1:10‐cv‐00755; Defended Shazam in patent infringement suit involving mobile apps for capturing and identifying audio recordings.

Fair Isaac Corporation v. Actimize, Inc., D. Del. 1:09‐cv‐00688; Defended Actimize against competitor in patent infringement suit involving four patents relating to credit/debit card fraud detection software.

EMSAT Advanced Geo‐Location Technology, LLC, et al. v.T‐Mobile USA, Inc., N.D. Ohio 4:08‐cv‐00817; Defended T‐Mobile against in patent infringement suit involving four patents relating to mobile location-based services.

IP Innovation, LLC, et al., v. Red Hat, Inc., et al., E.D. Tex. 2:07‐cv‐00447; Defended two open-source software companies, Novell and Red Hat, in patent infringement case that proceeded through a jury trial before Federal Circuit Judge Randall R. Rader, which resulted in a full defense victory on all issues of infringement and invalidity.

In the Matter of Certain Semiconductor Chips with Minimized Chip Package Size and Products Containing Same (III), ITC 337‐TA‐630; Represented Complainant Tessera, Inc. in ITC patent infringement trial against foreign DRAM manufacturers and importers.

PA Advisors, LLC v. Google Inc., et al. (and related cases), E.D. Tex. 2:07‐cv‐00480; Represented patent owner in infringement suits involving a system for generating personalized internet search results.

Gemini IP, LLC v. Citrix Systems, Inc., et al., E.D. Tex. 4:07‐cv‐00521; Represented patent owner in infringement suit involving remote access software.

ST Sales Tech Holdings, LLC v. DaimlerChrysler Co., LLC, E.D. Tex. 6:07‐cv‐00346; Represented patent owner in infringement suit involving a customer management system for the auto sales industry.

Clear With Computers, LLC v. Recreational Equipment, Inc., et al. (and related cases), E.D. Tex.
6:07‐cv‐00138; Represented patent owner in infringement suit involving a customer management system for the auto sales industry.

Polaris IP, LLC v. Art Technology Group, Inc., et al. (and related cases), E.D. Tex. 2:07‐cv‐00116; Represented patent owner in infringement suits involving electronic catalog systems.

Input/Output, Inc., et al. v. Sercel, Inc., E.D. Tex. 5:06‐cv‐00236; Defended Sercel in patent infringement suit involving seismic data sensors.

T‐Netix, Inc. v. Value Added Communications, Inc., N.D. Tex. 3:05‐cv‐00654; Defended Value Added Communications in patent infringement suit involving prison inmate calling systems.

Data Encryption Corporation v. Microsoft Corporation, et al., C.D. Cal. 2:05‐cv‐05531; Defended Dell in patent infringement suit involving a computer system for encrypting and decrypting files; district court granted summary judgment of non‐infringement; Federal Circuit affirmed on appeal.

Antor Media Corp. v. Nokia, Inc., et al., E.D. Tex. 2:05‐cv‐00186; Defended Nokia in patent infringement suit involving a system for transmitting recorded media to mobile subscribers.

James M. Nielsen, M.D. v.Advanced Medical Optics, Inc., et al., N.D. Tex. 3:05‐cv‐00018; Represented Verity in suit to correct patent inventorship and related claims.

Quickview Systems Inc. v. West Publishing Corp. (and related cases), N.D. Tex. 3:04‐cv‐00160; Represented patent owner in infringement suit involving multifocal intraocular lenses.

Verity Instruments, Inc. v. Lam Research Corp., E.D. Tex. 4:01‐cv‐00321; Represented patent owner in infringement suits involving a system for automatic electronic message interpretation and routing.

Education

Law School

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003

Undergraduate School

Texas A&M University, B.S., Zoology, cum laude, 1999

Bar Memberships

Amy is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Texas

New York

 

Courts

Amy is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

United States Patent and Trademark Office

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

United States District Court for the District of Nebraska

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America©, Litigation‐ Intellectual Property, Litigation‐Patent, 2021-2023

Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly, 2014 – 2023

Top 50: 2018 Women Texas Super Lawyers List, Texas Monthly, 2018-2021

Texas Rising Stars, Texas Monthly, 2012 – 2014

Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2018

 

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