Representing individual entrepreneurs and inventors to Fortune 100 companies, Brackett & Ellis attorneys have extensive experience in a variety of intellectual property matters. We have represented clients before both federal and state district and appellate courts throughout the country, including the United States Supreme Court. We also protect our clients’ intellectual property rights before the United States Copyright Office, the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board.
Brackett & Ellis attorneys were instrumental in drafting the proposed legislation, preparing the bill analysis and testifying in support of the adoption of the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act by the Texas Legislature. We are frequent speakers on the topic of trade secrets at seminars throughout the state.
Brackett & Ellis is recognized as a Top Ranked Law Firm by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, signifying that over 50% of our attorneys hold an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest designation for ethical standards and legal ability.
Our attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in a number of regional and national publications for achieving a high degree of professional achievement in intellectual property, commercial and business litigation.
- Here is a representative sample of our work:
- Brief for General Electric in MGE UPS Systems, Inc. v. GE Consumer and Industrial, Inc., 612 F.3d 760 (5th Cir. 2010) (successfully defended General Electric in a $100 million Digital Millennium Copyright Act, copyright infringement, and misappropriation of trade secrets case involving commercial software for sophisticated business equipment)
- Cleveland, J. and Coffman, J. H., "Protecting Trade Secrets Made Simple: How the Recently Enacted Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act Provides a Legislative Framework for Litigating Cases," Texas Bar Journal (September 2013)
- Brief for Defendant in RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. v. J.J. Fast Stop, Inc., 2003 WL 251318 (N.D. Tex. 2003) (United States District Court granted motion for summary judgment on claim of trade dress infringement)
- Claim Construction Brief in Alto-Shaam, Inc. v. The Manitowoc Co., No. 7:09-CV-00018-O (N.D. Tex. 2010)
- Claim Construction Brief in Hardware Resources, Inc. v. ATC Hardware Systems, Inc., No. 3:11-CV-02198-M (N.D. Tex. 2012)
- Brief for Appellant in Sands v. Estate of Buy, 150 S.W.3d 684 (Tex. App.-Fort Worth 2005, no pet.) (obtained reversal of temporary restraining order based on misappropriation of trade secrets)