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Richard D. Eiszner

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Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Hagans Montgomery Hagans
3200 Travis Street, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77006
Phone: 713-222-2700
Fax: 713-547-4950
Selected to Rising Stars: 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 2017
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Richard Eiszner is a trial attorney who specializes in complex intellectual property litigation. Over the years, Mr. Eiszner has aggressively protected the rights of individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in patent, false advertising, and trade secret litigation. He has also advised clients on patent, copyright, trademark, and other general commercial matters.

Though Mr. Eiszner has represented some of the largest companies in the world, he is also committed to our community. In 2019, he received the Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP Pro Bono Award for his work with the Innocence Project, an organization that works to exonerate those who have been wrongly convicted.

In 2013, Mr. Eiszner graduated cum laude from Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law, where he was a Dean's Merit Scholar. Prior to law school, Mr. Eiszner worked as an Information Systems Engineer at The Vanguard Group, where he developed enterprise software. Mr. Eiszner earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Villanova University in 2005.

About Richard D. Eiszner

First Admitted: 2017, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://hagans.law/attorneys/richard-d-eiszner/

Educational Background

  • I graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science. I was a Sigma Alpha Mu Young Scholar recipient., 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Having passed the patent bar, as of 2014, I am licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office., 2014

Honors/Awards

  • The award acknowledges the dedication and hard work of Weil attorneys who dedicate at least 50 hours towards pro bono matters., Weil Pro Bono Award, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, 2019

Pro bono/Community Service

  • I teamed up with the Innocence Project for their intake initiative. As a member of the initiative, I screened the applications of many incarcerated individuals, researched their cases and the collected evidence, and determined whether the individuals had a chance of exoneration based on potential DNA evidence. In 2019 we eliminated the backlog of more than 5,000 applications for help., 2019

Representative Clients

  • Energy Allied International Corporation, 2021
  • Crystaphase Products, Inc.  , 2020
  • Richard A. Williamson, on behalf of and as Trustee for At Home Bondholder's Liquidating Trust., 2019
  • Micron Tech., Inc., 2018
  • Intel Corporation, 2017
  • Nissan North America, Inc., 2016

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Energy Allied Int’l Corp. v. Worley Nuclear Services, JSC, No. 204827 (England LCIA): Counsel for plaintiff in a contract dispute concerning consultancy fees for the analysis and implementation of the first nuclear power plant project in Egypt. The case settled at the eve of the final hearing., 2021
  • Crystaphase Prods., Inc. v. Criterion Catalysts & Techs., LP, No. 3:17-cv-00265 (S.D. Tex.): Counsel for plaintiff in a false advertising case concerning hydrocarbon refining products. Parachuted in for trial and examined various fact and expert witnesses. The case (and a related countersuit) settled after 36 days of trial., 2021
  • Micron Tech., Inc. v. Lone Star Silicon Innovations, LLC, No. IPR2017-01630 (P.T.A.B.): Counsel for Micron in IPR proceeding concerning semiconductor technology. Shortly after the PTAB issued its decision instituting on all challenged claims, the patent owner sought and was granted adverse judgment, resulting in the cancellation of patent owner's claims., 2018
  • Williamson v. Google LLC, No. 5:15-cv-00966 (N.D. Cal.): Counsel for plaintiff Richard Williamson in a two-patent case relating to targeted advertising technology. Sought over $200 million in damages. After complete victories at the PTAB proceedings (finding all claims patentable) and at the Markman hearing, the parties settled., 2019
  • Signal IP, Inc. v. Nissan North America, Inc., No. 2:14-cv-02962 (C.D. Cal.): Counsel for defendant Nissan in a six-patent case concerning various automotive technologies. Plaintiff sought $167 million in damages. After invalidating many of the patent claims in IPR proceedings, narrowing Nissan's potential liability with favorable claim construction, and obtaining favorable rulings on summary judgment, the parties settled., 2016

Bar/Professional Activity

  • In 2021, I was elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Each year, only 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys are invited to become Fellows. Members are nominated because of their dedication to the administration of justice and high professional standing among peers. , 2021
  • Since 2017, I have been a member of the Houston Bar Association. I am actively involved in their Litigation and Federal Practice sections., 2020
  • I am an associate member of the Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property American Inn of Court. Just this month I helped put together a presentation on practicing before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit during the time of Coronavirus., 2020

Industry Groups

  • Automotive
  • Communications
  • Energy.
  • Hardware
  • Software
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Office Location for Richard D. Eiszner

3200 Travis Street
4th Floor
Houston, TX 77006

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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