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Scott W. Hejny

Dallas Office
Principal
Dallas Office

300 Crescent Court
Suite 1500
Dallas, TX 75201
TEL: 214.978.4241 FAX: 214.978.4044
shejny@mckoolsmith.com

Scott Hejny is a Principal in the Dallas office of McKool Smith with a practice concentrating on commercial and intellectual property litigation. 

Mr. Hejny has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of intellectual property disputes, including cases involving electrical, chemical, mechanical, and pharmaceutical technologies.  Mr. Hejny is a registered patent attorney.

Before earning his law degree, Mr. Hejny worked as a Patent Agent for a Houston law firm. While there, he drafted and prosecuted numerous patent applications in the electrical and mechanical arts. Mr. Hejny has also worked as a design engineer for a major oilfield services company.

Representative Matters

  • Halliburton Energy Services IncRepresents Halliburton as plaintiff in a patent infringement suit against BJ Services Company before the American Arbitration Association. The suit alleges infringement of several patents covering hydrajet fracturing of oil and gas wells.
  • IN RE: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig Deepwater Horizon. Represents Halliburton and Sperry Sun in the MDL litigation related to the Macondo/Deepwater Horizon blowout.  The case is currently pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana.
  • Weatherford International v. Halliburton.  Represents Halliburton in a suit in which Weatherford alleges infringement of  patents covering method of  forming  composite parts for use in downhole tools, such as frac plugs, bridge plugs, and packers. 
  • Bedrock v. Google.   Represented Bedrock as trial counsel in a patent infringement action related to a software patent covering a method for improving the speed and efficiency of web servers.  Following a six-day trial in Tyler, Texas, the McKool Smith team won a jury verdict in favor of Bedrock in which the jury found the patent infringed, valid, and awarded a royalty to Bedrock.  The case then settled prior to the entry of judgment.
  • EDS.  Represented EDS in a patent infringement case in the Eastern District of Texas involving image-based check processing.
  • i2 Technologies v. Oracle.  Represented i2 Technologies as plaintiff in a patent infringement suit against Oracle.
  • i2 Technologies v. SAP.  Represented i2 Technologies as plaintiff against SAP asserting infringement of seven patents.  SAP settled shortly after the Markman hearing.
  • US Synthetic Corporation and Halliburton Energy Services Inc.  Represented US Synthetic and Halliburton against patent infringement claims filed by ReedHycalog based on four patents related to leached diamond drill-bit cutting elements.  The case settled favorably shortly after the pretrial conference.
  • Varel International Industries, LP.  Represented Varel against patent infringement claims filed by ReedHycalog based on based on four patents related to leached diamond drill-bit cutting elements. 
  • Nortel Networks.  Represented Nortel Networks in patent infringement litigation related to telecommunications software and hardware.

Professional & Community Activities

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Past Director, Intellectual Property Section of the Dallas Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Named a Texas "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers, 2008-2012