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T. Gordon White

Austin Office
Principal
Austin Office

300 W. 6th Street
Suite 1700
Austin, TX 78701
TEL: 512.692.8701 FAX: 512.692.8744
gwhite@mckoolsmith.com

Gordon White is a Principal in the Austin office of McKool Smith, where he has represented both plaintiff and defendants in patent litigation, especially as it relates to complex electrical technology, telecommunications, including computer hardware and computer software.

Representative Matters

  • i4i Limited Partnership and Infrastructures for Information Inc. i4i Limited Partnership v. Microsoft Corporation. Represents i4i Limited Partnership and Infrastructures for Information Inc. in a suit filed against Microsoft Corporation for patent infringement involving a method and system for manipulating architecture and content of a document separately from each other. After an seven-day trial, the jury found the patent valid and infringed, rendering a verdict in favor of i4i Limited Partnership and Infrastructures for Information Inc.
  • Texas MP3 Technologies, Ltd. Texas MP3 Technologies, Ltd. v. Samsung et al.Represented Texas MP3 Technologies, Ltd. in a suit filed against Samsung, Apple, and SanDisk for patent infringement involving portable audio devices capable of reproducing MPEG-encoded data. The case settled prior to a Markman hearing.
  • American Video Graphics. Represented plaintiff AVG in patent infringement actions involving computer graphics and operating system software. American Video Graphics v. Microsoft; American Video Graphics v. Hewlett-Packard Co., et al.; American Video Graphics v. Electronic Arts, Inc. et al.; American Video Graphics v. Sony Online Entertainment Inc. et al.
  • Ericsson. Mr. White represented Ericsson in a patent infringement action, Ericsson v. Qualcomm, involving digital cellular telephony technology. Also in Digicom v. Ericsson and Ericsson v. IDC.
  • Baldor Electric Co. Represented Baldor Electric in Kollmorgen Corp. v. Baldor Electric Co., a patent infringement action regarding control systems for brushless motors; in Baldor Electric v. Alan W. Wilkerson, et al, a patent infringement action involving regeneration technology using motor generators; and in Cravens L. Wanlass et al. v. Baldor Electric, a patent infringement case regarding electric motors.
  • Newbridge Networks Corp. Mr. White represented Newbridge Network Corp. in a patent infringement action, Lucent Technologies, Inc. v. Newbridge Networks Corp. involving patents of package switching in telecommunication switching networks.
  • Parental Guide of Texas. Mr. White represented Parental Guide of Texas in its patent infringement action against the entire television manufacturing industry in Parental Guide of Texas v. Funai, et al. concerning the use of “V-Chip” technology.
  • Tiawianese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. Represented TSMC in defense of patent infringement claims in the Lemelson Medical, Education & Research Foundation, Limited Partnership v. Intel, Cypress Semiconductor and TSMC, litigation involving claims of patent infringement by ion implanters and semiconductor integrated circuits.
  • Infineon Technologies, A.G. Represented Infineon Technologies, A.G. in Staktek Group, L.P. v. Infineon Technologies, A.G., a patent infringement action involving stacked high density memory packages.

Professional & Community Activities

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • IPLA section of the American Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

Mr. White is consistently recognized for excellence by many of the country’s most noteworthy legal publications and rankings:

  • Recognized in the 2015 edition of "Best Lawyers in America" for Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation
  • Ranked as a leading intellectual property lawyer by Chambers USA. In the 2014 edition, he is described as "a gifted litigator on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in matters involving computer hardware, software and telecommunications." The publication also notes that he has a “great presence as a trial lawyer.”
  • Named a "National IP Litigation Star" and "Texas Litigation Star" by Benchmark Plaintiff 
  • In the 2012 edition of Legal 500, he is described as a ‘highly innovative, technically knowledgeable and experienced patent litigator’
  • His work in intellectual property litigation and patent litigation has also earned him recognition in Best Lawyers in America
  • Highly regarded by his peers, who have named him to the Texas Super Lawyers list every year since 2003

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