Lawdragon has announced that Dallas principal Douglas A. Cawley has been inducted into the publication's esteemed "Hall of Fame," which celebrates lawyers who have made a tremendous impact in the legal profession.
For more than 40 years, Doug has tried complex cases and handled major intellectual property matters throughout the U.S. and across the globe. He has served as lead counsel in six patent infringement trials that have earned "Top 100 Verdict" rankings by The National Law Journal and VerdictSearch.
Doug's most recent achievements include serving as lead counsel in securing major victories in three separate International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations on behalf of Rovi/TiVo in its long-running dispute with Comcast, including a Federal Circuit win affirming the ITC’s decision that Comcast violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act by importing set-top boxes that infringe two Rovi patents. The Federal Circuit’s ruling left intact the ban on Comcast’s importation of infringing set-top boxes. The Supreme Court later denied Comcast’s cert petition. On April 23, 2020, in a second investigation, the ITC upheld an Initial Determination (ID) by the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) holding Comcast set-top boxes also infringe an additional Rovi patent. Finally, in a third investigation, the ALJ found that Comcast infringed two more Rovi patents and again recommended that Comcast be barred from importing set-top boxes that infringe these patents.
Doug has been recognized as one of the top 50 “Trial Aces” in the nation by Law360. He has also been named Dallas “Patent Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers, “Outstanding IP Litigator (Texas)” by Managing IP, and “Litigator of the Year (South)” by Benchmark Litigation. Doug is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the American Bar Association Section on Intellectual Property Law.