Jeffrey Johnson resolves complex commercial and IP litigation for the high-tech, energy and life science industries. Jeffrey earned his reputation as a first class litigator in the Eastern District of Texas, one of the nation’s toughest jurisdictions. Known for extricating clients out of multi-faceted litigation with creative settlements, he now represents clients throughout the country and in Asia.

Jeffrey manages all aspects of litigation from discovery to arguing motions and Markman hearings to trial. He has also been Lead counsel on both IPR and CBM actions and argued IPR hearings. Jeffrey’s diverse experience allows him to efficiently and effectively manage all types of cases. Depending on each client’s specific business objective, he can compose a lean team to quickly resolve a minor matter, or lead a massive joint defense group across multiple jurisdictions. 

With his doctorate degree in chemistry and engineering and his prior work as a scientist, Jeffrey brings a robust understanding of technical issues. Jeffrey has litigated matters concerning in a variety of technologies, including:

  • High-tech: semiconductor technology, integrated circuits, Internet protocols and security software, fuel cells, adhesives, telecommunications, handsets, and distributed systems
  • Energy: liquefied natural gas, gas-to-liquids, hydrocarbon recovery, well completion, wireline, downhole tools, drilling equipment, drilling muds, proppants, coriolis flowmeters, mud additives, mineralogy, chemical processing and polymer chemistry
  • Life Sciences: pharmaceuticals, medical devices, DNA sequencing and software 
    • Invensys Systems, Inc., v. Emerson Electric Co. et al., C.A. No. 6:12-cv-799, in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, 2012 (patent infringement) (settled).
    • Abbott Laboratories, et al v. Sandoz Inc., C.A. No. 10-538, in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, 2012 (patent infringement) (settled).
    • Patent Group, LLC v. Cheddar’s Casual Café, Inc., C.A. No. 2:12-cv-18, in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, 2012 (patent infringement) (settled).
    • Lone Star WiFi LLC v. Legacy Stonebriar Hotel, et al., C.A. No. 6:12-cv-957, in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, 2013 (patent infringement) (settled).
    • Fisher-Rosemount v. Invensys Systems, Inc., C.A. No. 13-cv-587, in United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division, 2013 (patent infringement) (settled).
    • EMG Technology, LLC, v. Ally Financial Inc., C.A. No. 6:13-cv-157, in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, 2013 (patent infringement) (settled).
    • Variant Holdings LLC, et al. v. Z Resorts LLC, et al., C.A. No. 2:11-cv-290, in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, 2013 (patent infringement) (settled).
    • Placemark Investments, Inc. v. Prudential Investments, Inc., C.A. No. 3:13-cv-1719, in United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, 2014 (patent infringement) (settled).
    • MacroSolve, Inc. v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., C.A. No. 6:12-cv-976, in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, 2013 (patent infringement) (settled).
    • PPC Broadband, Inc. v. Corning Optical Communications RF, LLC, C.A. No. 5:13-cv-538, in United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, 2013 (patent infringement) (settled).
    • Olivistar LLC v. The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, C.A. No. 2:15-cv-320, in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, 2015 (patent infringement) (settled).
    • Galderma Laboratories L.P., et al. v. Actavis Mid Atlantic LLC, C.A. No. 3:12-cv-2038, in United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, 2014 (patent infringement) (settled).
    • Emmanuel Gonzalez v. Social Concepts, Inc., C.A. No. 4:15-cv-1719, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division, 2015 (patent infringement) (settled).
    • Turn IP v. Southside Bank, C.A. No. 2:15-cv-1252, in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, 2015 (patent infringement) (settled).
    • Effective Exploration, LLC., v. Atlas Barnett, LLC, et al., C.A. No. 2:15-cv-440, in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, 2015 (patent infringement) (settled).
    • Secure Axcess, LLC v. HP Enterprises, LLC, et al., C.A. No. 6:15-cv-208, in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, 2015 (patent infringement) (settled).
    • Kw-2 LLC v. Hewlett-Packard Co., C.A. No. 1:15-cv-1024, in United States District Court for the District of Colorado, Denver Division, 2015 (patent infringement) (settled).
    • St. Isidore Research, LLC v. Southside Bankshares, Inc., C.A. No. 2:15-cv-13936, in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, 2015 (patent infringement) (settled).
    • Xinyang Hualong Minerals Co., Ltd., v. John Delgado, C.A. No. 4:16-cv-104, in United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, 2016 (commercial litigation) (pending).
    • GeoDynamics, Inc. v. DynaEnergetics US, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 2:15-cv-1546, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, 2017 (patent infringement).  We helped secure a complete defense verdict in the Eastern District of Texas for Anderson Perforating Services and Tong Petrotech, Inc.  They, along with DynaEnergetics, were accused of infringing GeoDynamic's patents involving methods of perforating downhole oil and gas wells using reactive shape charges.  After a four-day trial, the jury rejected the plaintiff's claims, finding no infringement and even invalidating the patents.
    • Lone Star Silicon Innovations LLC v. Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, et al., C.A. No. 2:16-cv-1276, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, 2017 (patent infringement) (pending).

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