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Sean N. Hsu

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Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Janik Vinnakota LLP
8111 LBJ Fwy, Suite 790
Dallas, TX 75251
Phone: 214-646-3225
Fax: 214-586-0680
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010, 2019 - 2020
Licensed in Texas Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Litigation (60%), Intellectual Property (30%), Business Litigation (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Chinese-Mandarin
Attorney Profile

Sean N. Hsu is a partner at the Dallas, Texas-based law firm of Janik Vinnakota LLP. Mr. Hsu has focused his practice on intellectual property and patent law for his entire legal career and works with clients in cases related to intellectual property litigation, business litigation, patent portfolio management and licensing, and commercial disputes. In addition, he handles intellectual property matters for technology and startup companies.

Fluent in English and Mandarin, Mr. Hsu received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 2003. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University – Dedman School of Law in 2007. With nearly 15 years of experience, he has worked with many large and small law firms in Dallas. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, he has represented businesses in multiple industries.

Following law school, Mr. Hsu was licensed to practice in the state of Texas in 2007. He is also qualified to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

Recognized for his impeccable service and skills, Mr. Hsu was named among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in 2019 and has been the finalist in many competitions such as the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and the Jackson Walker Moot Court Competition, among others. He is a frequent presenter and speaker at various forums in his chosen areas of law.

Very enthusiastic about giving back to his community, Mr. Hsu has many professional affiliations. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Thomas More Society, GDAACC International Business Council, Forbes Dallas Business Council and others.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 30%Intellectual Property
  • 10%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

Patents, Intellectual Property Law, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2010, 2019 - 2020

About Sean N. Hsu

First Admitted: 2007, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://jvllp.com/attorneys/sean-n-hsu/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, 2018 International Biomedical Intelligence Seminar – Taipei Medical University, August 2018
  • Presenter, University of Texas at Arlington, “Patent Portfolio Strategies and Licensing,” 2011
  • Speaker, 2016 and 2017 Austin Startup Week – TechStars, Austin, Texas, “Legal Pitfalls Startups Face”
  • Speaker, University of Texas at Arlington, “Patent Portfolio Strategies and Licensing,” 2011
  • Speaker, 2016 Austin Startup Week – TechStars, Austin, Texas, “Legal Pitfalls Startups Face,” October 6, 2016

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Blitzsafe Texas, LLC v. Honda Motor Co. Ltd. et al; Nissan North America, Inc. and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division)
  • Van Westen v. General Motors (Iowa Dist. Ct.) 03721-LACV-019393
  • Ediciones Selectas, Diamante, S.A. de C.V. v. Giron Spanish Book Distributors, Inc. (S.D. Tex.) 4:12-cv-02558
  • Jiayan Lifting Co., Ltd., and Sino Wang v. Ramz LLC, Manzar Syed a/k/a Syed Khudadad, and Arshad A. Bhatti (S.D. Tex.)
  • Tyco Fire Products LP v. Globe Technologies Corp. (TTAB)
  • Chanel, Inc. v. Etrade Supply USA, Inc. et al (N.D.Tex.) 3:15-cv-03241
  • Kappa Digital, LLC v. OnStar, LLC et al (E.D.Tex.) 2:15-cv-01775
  • Long Corner Consumer Electronics LLC v. Huawei Device USA Inc. (E.D.Tex.) 2:13-cv-01007
  • Voxathon LLC v. Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. (E.D.Tex.) 2:15-cv-00562
  • Somaltus, LLC v Auto Meter Products, Inc. (E.D.Tex.) 2:15-cv-00201
  • Rothschild Connected Devices Innovations, LLC v. ADT LLC (E.D.Tex.) 2:15-cv-00156
  • Innovative Display Technologies LLC v. HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP et al (E.D.Tex.) 2:14-cv-00201
  • Uniloc Luxembourg S.A. et al v. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. et al (E.D.Tex.) 6:12-cv-01013
  • Phoenix Licensing, L.L.C. et al v. Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. (E.D.Tex.) 2:15-cv-01367
  • Manitto Technologies, L.L.C. v. Ferrari North America, Inc. (E.D.Tex.) 2:14-cv-01105
  • Norman IP Holdings, LLC v. Chrysler Group LLC et al (E.D.Tex.) 6:13-cv-00278
  • Norman IP Holdings, LLC v. Lexmark International, Inc. et al (E.D.Tex.) 6:11-cv-00495
  • RYDEX, LTD. v. GENERAL MOTORS LLC et al (S.D.Tex.) 4:11-cv-00122

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Thomas Moore Society
  • Member, Chinese Institute of Engineers
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church – Plano
  • Board Member of International Business Council - GDAACC, 2018
  • Board Member of Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, 2018

Honors/Awards

  • Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Jackson Walker Moot Court Competition, Finalist 2005
  • Jessup Moot Court Competition Southwest Regionals, Finalist 2006
  • Round of 32, Willem C. Vis International Moot Court Competition, 2007
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2019
  • Recognized as a Rising Star in Rising Stars Edition of Texas Super Lawyers Magazine, (2010, 2019, 2020)
  • Dallas Asian Chamber of Commerce, Member

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Asian American Bar Association
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2017
  • Federal Circuit, 2018
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2017
  • Texas State Bar, 2007
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2012

Educational Background

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Texas - Austin, 2003

Industry Groups

  • Patent Licensing And Enforcement
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Office Location for Sean N. Hsu

8111 LBJ Fwy
Suite 790
Dallas, TX 75251

Phone: 214-646-3225

Fax: 214-586-0680

Last Updated: 7/22/2021

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