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Craig Tolliver has over twenty years of experience in intellectual property and complex litigation matters, including patent litigation and enforcement, IP portfolio strategy, and detailed licensing negotiations.
These matters have ranged from big ticket “the company is at stake” patent lawsuits to strategic counseling. Mr. Tolliver has represented companies of all sizes, from among the largest companies in the U.S. to small start-up companies.
Mr. Tolliver has litigated cases spanning a wide variety of technologies, including software, hardware, medical equipment, semiconductor industries, financial technologies, mobile devices, Internet communications and protocols, and e-commerce.
Before joining Charhon Callahan Robson & Garza, Mr. Tolliver practiced with nationally recognized IP and technology-focused law firms, including as a Shareholder with McKool Smith.
Mr. Tolliver is licensed to practice in Texas, Colorado, and before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
J.D., Vanderbilt Law School
B.S., University of Florida
Represents NordVPN in offensive and defensive patent infringement suits in the Eastern District of Texas concerning Internet communication protocols and security, as well as related proceedings before the USPTO and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
BMC SOFTWARE, INC.
Represented BMC in an infringement suit in the Eastern District of Texas against ServiceNow generally related to IT discovery, database management, and visualization technologies concerning the delivery of ITSM services.
PANOPTIS WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Represented PanOptis in infringement suits in the Eastern District of Texas against ZTE and Huawei generally related to standard-essential and implementation patents concerning LTE.
Represented Good Technology in several cases in multiple jurisdictions, including Northern California, against competing companies over smartphone data synchronization and security software.
MAGSIL and MIT
Represented the co-plaintiffs MagSil and MIT against the hard disk drive industry in Delaware in a patent case concerning pioneering read-head technology.
HNC SOFTWARE INC.
Represented HNC Software in an infringement action in the Southern District of Texas involving financial card fraud detection.
Represented Global Sessions against online retailers, including Amazon, Orbitz, and Travelocity, in an Eastern District of Texas patent infringement case regarding technology related to maintaining session state for a user of a website and managing a web system.
BIOMETRIC ACCESS COMPANY
Represented Biometric Access Company in an infringement action in Northern California, and a related case in Texas, involving biometric identity verification and electronic financial transaction processing.
Represented Rambus in patent infringement actions in Northern California involving memory components, memory modules, and memory controllers.
APPLE COMPUTER INC.
Represented Apple in a multi-defendant patent infringement suit filed in Delaware against the computer industry involving power management and the VESA display standard.
PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS
How Many Bites at the Apple After a PTAB Challenge?, June 25, 2017, published on Law360
Why Can’t a Method Be Sold, Just Like Any Other Invention?, January 23, 2017, originally published on Law360, republished by The National Law Review
Time for PTO to Allow Direct Claiming of “Computer Software”, December 12, 2016, originally published on Law360, republished by The National Law Review
State of Texas
State of Colorado
United States Patent and Trademark Office
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas