Ted Stevenson is a Principal in the Dallas office of McKool Smith. Ted is a trial lawyer and registered patent attorney who has been focused on patent cases for nearly 20 years. Ted has extensive federal trial experience, having won courtroom victories in patent cases involving diverse technologies such as balloon angioplasty catheters, integrated circuits, prepaid calling cards, drilling rigs, and enterprise software. Ted also has tried and won non-patent cases alleging trade secret violations, trade dress infringement, and software performance. Between September 2007 and August 2009 Ted tried five patent cases, three of which resulted in nine figure verdicts in favor of his clients.
Ted has consistently been recognized as one of the best patent litigators in the country. In 2011 Ted was recognized as the best patent litigator in Dallas by Best lawyers in America. Texas Lawyer Magazine recognized Ted as one of the five “go-to” intellectual property litigators in the state. Ted is consistently named by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America in the areas of intellectual property litigation, commercial litigation, and bet-the-company litigation. Texas Super Lawyersconsistently ranks Ted among its top-100 lawyers in Texas.
Prior to focusing on patent litigation in 1995, Ted had an active trial docket. Ted has tried cases, both to juries and to the court, for securities fraud, product liability, death penalty habeas corpus, computer software non-performance, divorce, and landlord tenant. Ted enjoys teaching trial advocacy, which he does regularly as a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and also as a presenter at legal seminars.