Bruce S. Sostek - Thompson & Knight LLP

Bruce S. Sostek

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Bruce Sostek is Co-Chair of Thompson & Knight's Intellectual Property Practice. He focuses his practice on intellectual property, complex commercial litigation, technology, and business counseling, primarily in the areas of computer hardware, software, telecommunications, the Internet, sports, media, and entertainment law. He has tried cases involving patent, trademark, or copyright infringement; theft of trade secrets; unfair competition; and other intellectual property concerns in federal courts throughout the country and at the International Trade Commission. Mr. Sostek also counsels clients on the identification, valuation, licensing, and litigation of intellectual property assets and on how to use intellectual property to advance strategic business objectives.

Mr. Sostek is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been included among the "500 Leading Lawyers in America" by Lawdragon. He is regularly listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers USA "Leaders in Their Field," Texas Super Lawyers®, and as a Best Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine. This year he was recognized as a "Top Notch Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Law by Texas Lawyer, one of four lawyers in Texas to earn that designation, in addition to having been designated as the "Go-To Lawyer" in 2007, the number one position in Texas. According to "The World's Leading Patent Litigators 2011" published in the inaugural IAM Patent Litigation 250, Mr. Sostek is "an assertive lawyer who doesn't back down for his clients and is much respected among judges, jurors, and peers." He is a regular speaker and author on a variety of intellectual property topics.

Specialties: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Media, Sports and Entertainment

Union CollegeBA 1975State University Of New York at AlbanyMA 1977Emory UniversityJ.D. 1981
American College of Trial AttorneysBarbara M.G. Lynn Inn of CourtThompson & Knight Management CommitteeFederal Circuit Bar AssociationTexas Bar FoundationThe Greenhill SchoolAmerican Intellectual Property Law Association

Client Comments

"Bruce Sostek is one of the best trial lawyers I have hired. He achieves positive results in a highly-efficient and cost-effective manner, without sacrificing quality or client responsiveness. I have a lot of confidence and trust in him and his abilities."

-Mark Terrano
Managing IP Counsel
LSI Corporation

Office Location

One Arts Plaza, Suite 1500
1722 Routh Street
Dallas, TX 75201
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Patent of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Technology Law of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Technology Law of the Dallas Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Patent of the Dallas Metro Area
Bruce S. Sostek has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Bruce S. Sostek has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Bruce S. Sostek has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Bruce S. Sostek has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Technology Law