John T. Polasek (Ted) has been practicing law since 1990. Ted’s practice at Elliott & Polasek, PLLC focuses on patent infringement litigation and licensing of patents. In addition, Ted litigates a broad array of intellectual property cases, involving trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement, copyrights, unfair competition, breach of contract and related commercial litigation. His clients include patent owners, trademark owners and companies accused of patent infringement or trademark infringement. Ted has successfully negotiated licenses involving patent portfolios that include over 100 patents.
Ted was a founding partner of Polasek, Quisenberry & Errington, LLP, a firm that for over 15 years litigated numerous patent infringement cases involving many different areas of technology. More recently at Elliott & Polasek, PLLC, Ted has litigated patent lawsuits between competitors in the oil industry and in the earth moving sector, as well as patent infringement cases involving smart phones, smart watches, laptop, tablet and smoking pipe technologies. He has also handled trademark litigations and other proceedings between competing business over their use of trademarks. Ted has also litigated patent infringement cases against Fortune 100 companies on a contingent fee basis. In the early part of his career, Ted was associated with one of the premier intellectual property firms in the country, Arnold White & Durkee.
For nearly 30 years, Ted has practiced law based on the understanding that his clients seek counsel that work efficiently, provide high-quality representation, is responsive to a client’s phone calls and emails and offers fee solutions that incentivize favorable results. In addition to traditional hourly fee arrangements, Elliot & Polasek, PLLC provides its clients with reasonable hourly rates as well as the contingent fee, flat-fee, partial contingency/partial hourly or other results-based fee arrangements for certain matters.
As technology evolved, Ted gained experience in a wide variety of technologies. Ted has handled patent infringement cases involving smartphones and software, base stations and other telecommunication equipment, caller identification, vision & facial recognition and monitoring systems, license plate recognition, auto parts, vehicle collision warning and avoidance systems, smart watches, smoking pipes, earth moving equipment, music identification, computer accessories, wireless navigation and mapping systems, advanced process control, chip fabrication, chemical compositions, cosmetic formulations, contact lens, boat design, catalysts, oil field equipment, tertiary oil recovery systems, offshore platforms, medical devices, pagers, laser levels, fasteners, “distance to the pin” determination on a golf course, and ski poles to name a few.
Ted has litigated cases across the United States, including New York, Delaware, the Eastern District of Virginia, the Middle District of Florida, Oregon, Nebraska, Illinois, Arizona, California, and the Southern and Eastern District’s of Texas.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1990||12/05/2020|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Houston Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Houston Intellectual Property Law Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|University of Texas||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||1990|
|South Texas College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of Texas System, Austin||BS - Bachelor of Science||1987|
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