Dwayne Norton focuses his practice on intellectual property, with particular emphasis on patent litigation. Mr. Norton has significant experience with various technologies, including telecommunications, wireless networks, electronics and computer software. Mr. Norton has litigated cases in several federal district courts around the country, including cases in the E.D. of Texas, New York, California, Delaware, North Carolina, as well as in the International Trade Commission. Mr. Norton is experienced in handling matters on behalf of clients against non-practicing entities as well as competitor versus competitor litigation. In addition, Mr. Norton’s practice includes general commercial and Lanham Act matters.
Mr. Norton relocated to the firm’s Dallas office in October 2009 after spending his first four years in the firm’s Charlotte, North Carolina office. Mr. Norton is admitted to practice in Texas, North Carolina and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He received his B.S.E.E. from the University of Texas at Arlington, and later, earned his J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
- Patent litigation counsel to one of the world’s largest cellular communications companies in patent cases in federal district courts and the International Trade Commission.
- Patent litigation counsel to one of the world’s largest electronics providers in patents cases in federal district courts, including Texas, Delaware, and California.
- Counseled and advised a major telecommunications client in intellectual property matters, including patent avoidance and licensing strategies in the development of a new product.
- Provides litigation support, including analysis of patents-in-suit, in a lawsuit involving many important parties in the telecommunications industry.
- Provides intellectual property litigation management services, including patent infringement claims investigation and litigation, for a national retail client.
A complete victory for our client, Merck & Cie! On January 31, 2013, the Hon. R.J. Sullivan of the Southern District of New York issued his decision regarding this matter that went to trial in 2011—and it was well worth the wait!
January 31, 2013
In the Press