Firm Profile

Heim, Payne & Chorush LLP

Headquarters

1111 Bagby, Suite 2100
Houston, TX 77002
United States
(713) 221.2000

Firm Details

Heim, Payne & Chorush L.L.P. specializes exclusively in intellectual property litigation and antitrust lawsuits involving intellectual property. The Firm is recognized by Chambers USA in Intellectual Property Litigation, by IAM in the Patent 1000 -- the world's leading patent professionals, and is ranked among the Best Law Firms in IP Litigation and Patent Litigation by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers. Mr. Heim and Mr. Payne have an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell and have been named in H Texas Magazine’s "Best Lawyers in Houston" edition, and each of the Partners in the Firm has been named a Super Lawyer or a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly magazine. The firm's Partners have previously worked together for several years on patent and antitrust cases at a predecessor firm that have resulted in the resolution of several nationally publicized cases. The Firm takes pride in its ability to partner with other attorneys and firms to bring the best possible trial team together for the benefit of the client.

The firm represents plaintiffs and defendants nationwide in patent and antitrust litigation in a broad range of technologies including microprocessors, computer architecture, memory control systems, cellular telephone systems, data transmission systems, Internet radio, database caching software, on-line gaming systems, computer controlled lighting, pharmaceuticals, drilling and other downhole systems, stents and natural gas conversion systems. Our attorneys have a wide variety of technical backgrounds and our expertise lets us handle all facets of intellectual property litigation. We handle every aspect of the most complicated patent disputes for some of the largest energy and technology firms. In addition, we often represent individuals and smaller companies against behemoths of industry.

We prefer to share the risks and rewards with our clients, thereby aligning our interests with our clients to produce a more synergistic relationship. We devote most of our time to litigation under fee agreements that link our fees to the results we achieve. We have developed fee arrangements with clients that range from partial contingent fees that reduce our hourly rates for a stake in the outcome, to full contingent arrangements where we receive no hourly fees. On the defense side, we are open to using reverse contingent fee arrangements where the amount we save our clients determines our compensation.

We have found that our experience in handling contingent fee cases enables us to more efficiently manage hourly work. We treat every case as a representative model of our abilities and integrity. That is why so many clients and co-counsel contact us when they have a new case.

We hope that someday you will give us an opportunity to serve you with your IP Litigation needs.

Firm Practice Areas

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent

Office Locations

United States

United States

Texas

Texas

Austin, TX

Plaza One, Suite 500

9442 Capital of Texas Highway North

Austin, TX 78759

United States

(512) 343.3622

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Houston, TX

1111 Bagby, Suite 2100

Houston, TX 77002

United States

(713) 221.2000

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