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  1. Patent Infringement: 60%
    20 years, 100 cases
  2. Copyright: 15%
    22 years, 25 cases
  3. Trademark: 15%
    22 years, 30 cases
  4. Litigation: 10%
    22 years, 250 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($495/hour), contingent (40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP

3350 Riverwood Parkway Suite 800
Atlanta, GA, 30339

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199401/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent PractitionersIntellectual Asset Magazine2015
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2014
Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent PractitionersIntellectual Asset Management2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2013
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2005
Best Oral AdvocateNational Health Law Moot Court Competition1993
ParticipantNational Moot Court Competition1993
Semi-FinalistVanderbilt Moot Court Competition1993
Most Outstanding Senior Student AwardSouthern Methodist University1991
President's ScholarSouthern Methodist University1991
Texas State Collegiate Debate ChampionTexas Intercollegiate Forensics Association1990
National Collegiate Debate ChampionCross Examination Debate Association1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Special MasterBarbour Racing International v. Exoto, Inc Litigation2011 - Present
PartnerHill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP1999 - Present
Special MasterHealthier Choice trademark litigation2012 - 2014
AssociateSchreeder, Wheeler & Flint, LLP1996 - 1999
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2002 - Present
Vanderbilt Moot Court BoardMember1992 - 1994
Phi Beta KappaN/A1991 - Present
Cross-Examination Debate Association;President1989 - 1991
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nova Capital v. Kids R Kids InternationalJury verdict for Nova - $3,250,000
Serconet v. NetgearPrevailed at Markman hearing on all claims
Allcare Health Management System v. Trigon Healthcare et. al.Settlement during trial after successful Markman hearing resulted in broad claim construction
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
PLI 2010 Patent LitigationRule 11: Prefiling Considerations for the NPE Lawyer2010
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Southern Methodist UniversityPolitical Science and PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fall SeminarVideo Content and the Web: Copy-right or Copy-wrong2014
Patent Litigation 2010Patent Litigation with NPEs2010
Abram's ReportHooters Trade Dress Suit against Winghouse restaurants2005
The Layman's LawyerCurrent Topics in Patent, Copyright and Trademark2003