Named as one of the “Most Effective Deal-Makers” at the Texas Lawyer’s 2022 Texas Legal Awards, Gary Sorden is a nationally recognized trial attorney that is regularly asked to go to trial on bet-the-company litigation – representing clients on both sides of the “v.”
Gary specializes in intellectual property disputes and has tried numerous commercial litigation disputes in forums across the country. He serves as lead counsel on intellectual property matters related to patent, copyright, DMCA, trade secret, trademark, and trade dress issues. He has extensive experience advising clients on both sides of the aisle in federal and state matters as well as alternative dispute resolution forums.
Through his trial experience, Gary has developed a reputation as a “go to” dealmaker in intellectual property license disputes and transactions regarding intellectual property. Gary regularly assists clients in licensing negotiations and transactions involving intellectual property with substantial deal values.
By harnessing his diverse litigation experience, Gary provides comprehensive representation in a wide variety of litigation matters while maintaining the business objectives of his clients. His litigation experience includes representing clients in a wide variety of matters including standard essential patents (SEPs), IoT, security systems, embedded systems including hard drives, chip packages, board-level components, software and integrated designs in intellectual property matters. Gary has served as lead counsel in various commercial, oil and gas, and business litigation matters. Gary has successfully represented numerous companies in Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) and Post Grant Review (PGR) trials.
Believing that the best defense is a strong offense, Gary also works with clients on the development of intellectual property including product and company branding strategies as well as the development of patents, trademarks and copyrights. By partnering with clients from the onset of their business ventures, Gary assists in building strong brands that are both well protected and well prepared to withstand potential infringement.
Honors & Awards
Recognized by many leading legal publications, Gary has been named on Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Litigators in America” list, Texas Lawyer’s 2020 Texas Trailblazer supplement and has been listed in Texas Super Lawyers for over six consecutive years.
Gary leads the firm’s Texas intellectual property team which is Chambers ranked and noted by marketplace feedback as “… a strong team with an impressive depth of knowledge.”