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Amir Alavi handles complex commercial litigation throughout the world with a particular focus on intellectual property cases. IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals describes him as an “unflappable advocate that you can greenlight for a billion-dollar case with 100% confidence,” and a “judicious strategist” with an “acute sense of how to present a damages case.” He’s been recognized for his intellectual property work by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
IAM Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine also said Mr. Alavi “is a commercial litigator par excellence with valuable in-house insight, having previously served as general counsel of a company with 5,000 employees. The savvy case handler knows when to take up arms and when to chase a settlement.” They also described him as “someone you can match up against any lawyer in the country and be confident of a win. Drawing on a deep reservoir of trial experience he delivers knife-like advocacy timed to perfection.”
Mr. Alavi is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has been recognized by attorneys across the country as one of the Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Alavi has been consistently recognized on Texas Super Lawyers listing.
He has had key roles in trial wins including:
- Versata Software Inc. et al v. SAP America Inc et al. — Mr. Alavi, along with Demtrios Anaipakos, was a member of the AZA legal team that Versata hired a few months before the retrial of a significant patent case. AZA developed the lost profits claim for Versata. With AZA’s help, Versata secured an eventual $391 million patent infringement verdict.
- Rembrandt Wireless Technologies, LP v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., et al. —
Mr. Alavi and the HPC team obtained a $15.7 million federal jury verdict in Texas in this patent infringement case. Jurors deliberated only one hour to find that Samsung Electronics infringed on two Rembrandt Bluetooth patents.
- Saint Lawrence Communications v. Motorola. — Mr. Alavi won a $9 million jury verdict for Saint Lawrence Communications LLC against technology heavyweight Motorola Mobility LLC for patent infringement. The case was tried in the U.S. Eastern District.
- Houston v. Saracen Energy Advisors, L.P., et al. – Represented a natural gas energy trader in claims for $30 million in bonus and deferred compensation. The case settled on a confidential basis.
- Culliver v. George Bishop, et al. – Represented the plaintiff, a shareholder of an independent oil and gas company, in a shareholder oppression case seeking over $150 million. The case settled on a confidential basis prior to trial.
- Brown Investment Management, L.P. v. Parkcentral Global, L.P. – Represented an investor in the Parkcentral hedge fund which, with a related hedge fund, lost over $2.5 billion. In an important case involving hedge funds, Mr. Alavi secured a verdict granting his client access to the fund’s investor list. The case was appealed to the Delaware Supreme Court and affirmed.
- Mr. Alavi represented the former employee of an independent oil and gas exploration company in an arbitration seeking to recover plaintiff’s $60 million ownership interest in various oil and gas properties. The case was resolved on a confidential basis.
- Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. v. Columbia Gulf Transmission Co. – Represented Columbia Gulf Transmission Co. in a breach of contract lawsuit involving control (and the original construction) of the Blue Water offshore natural gas pipeline system. Following a bench trial, the case was resolved on a confidential basis.
- Marc Werner, et al v. KPMG, LLP – Represented limited partners of an investment partnership in a securities fraud case against KPMG. The case was resolved on a confidential basis.
- Lenore Schmick Trust, et al v. KPMG, LLP – Represented limited partners of an investment partnership in securities fraud case against KPMG. During trial, the case was resolved on a confidential basis.
- Chung’s Gourmet Foods v. Delta DailyFoods Texas – Represented Chung’s Gourmet Foods, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of egg rolls in a tortuous interference case against Delta DailyFoods. After nearly two weeks of trial, Mr. Alavi and the trial team obtained a verdict and judgment in the amount of nearly $18 million.
- University of Chicago Law School, Juris Doctor with Honors
- Stanford University, AB
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Jerry E. Smith, United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
- Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
- Chambers USA 2021 ranked for Intellectual Property work
- IAM Patent 1000 2016-2021 listed as one of the best patent litigators in Texas
- The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 – 2021
- Texas Super Lawyers, 2005- 2020
- Texas Rising Star, 2004-2005
- Houston’s Top Lawyers, 2006-2007, H Texas Magazine
- Houston’s Top Lawyers for the People, 2005-2009, H Texas Magazine
- State Bar of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
- Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow
- The College of the State Bar of Texas
- American Bar Association
- Houston Bar Association
Alavi & Anaipakos, PLLC
3417 Mercer St., Suite C
Houston, TX 77027
Phone (713) 751-2362
Fax (713) 751-2341