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Mark L. Mathie

Dallas Office
Dallas Office

300 Crescent Court
Suite 1500
Dallas, TX 75201
TEL: 214.978.4045 FAX: 214.978.4044

* On temporary leave.

Mark L. Mathie is a Principal in the Dallas office of McKool Smith.  Mr. Mathie concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, general contract claims, and intellectual property matters at both the trial and appellate levels.  His professional experience includes the representation of clients in cases involving allegations of trade secret theft, technology patent disputes, and defamation claims, among many others.

Mr. Mathie’s practice encompasses all areas of trial work, including witness preparation, evidence discovery, deposition testimony, juror opinion research, and other areas crucial to the effective and efficient presentation of evidence at trial.  In addition to his trial court expertise, Mr. Mathie also handles appellate work for a variety of firm clients, including earning appellate victories in cases delivered before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Representative Matters

  • Medtronic, Inc. v. Boston Scientific.  Mark was on the trial team that won one of the largest jury verdicts in the history of the Eastern District of Texas on behalf of firm client Medtronic asserting patents covering the design of balloon angioplasty catheters and polymers used to build the products.
  • Medtronic, Inc. v. Cordis.  Mark represents Medtronic in a patent infringement suit.  Mark represented Medtronic in multiple arbitration proceedings related to drug-eluting stents that have settled.  Mark also represented Medtronic in a case against Cordis, which has since settled, involving patents covering balloon angioplasty catheters.  Mark also won an award for Medtronic and Medtronic AVE in a nine-day arbitration to resolve a multi-billion dollar dispute concerning construction of a patent license agreement.
  • Wyeth and Cords v. Medtronic, et al.  Mark represents Medtronic in a patent infringement suit regarding drug-eluting stent technology.
  • Wall Cardiovascular Technologies v. Medtronic, et al.  Mark represents Medtronic in a patent infringement suit brought by a patentee against U.S. manufacturers of drug-eluting stents.
  • Kozak v. Medtronic Sofamor Danek.  Mark represented Medtronic Sofamor Danek in a case alleging theft of trade secrets and breach of contract.  Mark obtained a summary judgment on a majority of the claims in the case, and the remaining claims were settled.
  • Karanages v. Medtronic AVE.  Mark represented Medtronic AVE in an employment dispute, which settled.
  • "Stent Wars."  Mark also represented Medtronic business units in ongoing multiple, industry-wide patent infringement cases involving stent and catheter products.  These lawsuits are referred to by some as the "Stent Wars."
  • Anwar v. Medtronic AVE, et al.  Mark represented Medtronic AVE and certain officers and directors in a suit by investors alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary duty resulting in a month-long trial, which has settled.  This case resulted in multiple favorable appellate decisions, judgments, and settlements for the clients.
  • DiMassa v. Medtronic AVE, et al.  Mark represented Medtronic AVE and certain officers and directors in a suit by investors alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • TransData v. Ametek.  Mark represented Ametek in a theft of trade secrets case brought by TransData.  TransData dismissed its claims.
  • Enron Corporation Creditors Committee.  Mark represented Enron Corporation Creditors Committee in various litigation matters.
  • Ericsson v. Qualcomm.  Mark represented Ericsson in patent infringement litigation involving wireless telecommunications technology.
  • Fielding v. Gruner + Jahr AG, et al.  Mark represented Gruner + Jahr AG in a complex defamation action brought against multiple German media entities by the former Miss Texas and former Swiss Ambassador to Germany.  Gruner + Jahr AG received summary judgment, and the judgment was affirmed on appeal by the Fifth Circuit.
  • Texas Instruments  v. Samsung.  Mark represented Samsung in patent infringement suits regarding DRAM technology.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized as a "Life Science Star" by the Euromoney LMG Life Sciences Guide (2012, 2013, and 2014)