Formidable Trial Lawyers Amir Alavi, Demetrios Anaipakos Launch Alavi Anaipakos

HOUSTON – Accomplished trial lawyers Amir Alavi and Demetrios Anaipakos announce the launch of Alavi Anaipakos, a global intellectual property and commercial litigation firm based in Houston. The firm opens with 9 accomplished commercial and intellectual property trial lawyers.

Alavi Anaipakos’ already deep bench is impressive, with prominent litigation attorneys Masood Anjom, Michael McBride, and Scott Clark as partners; Brian Simmons, Joshua Wyde, Justin Chen, and Steve Jugle as of counsel.

“Today, we launch the trial firm we’ve always wanted,” Mr. Alavi says. “Our mission is simple: be the best trial firm anywhere for our clients and their complex, important legal disputes.”

Mr. Alavi and Mr. Anaipakos have represented clients throughout the nation and across the planet in high-stakes complex commercial disputes and intellectual property cases. As a result, the attorneys have established their reputations as two of the top trial lawyers in the country.

“Alavi Anaipakos is a lifelong goal finally realized,” says Mr. Anaipakos. “We will lead a profound change in the legal market with a truly nimble, innovative, aggressive, and efficient approach to every matter. We have an incredible group on day one, and I couldn’t be more excited about the future we will blaze.”

Mr. Alavi’s courtroom experience includes numerous victories against some of the world’s leading companies. He also provides valuable insights for in-house legal departments based on his prior work as general counsel for a 5,000-employee company.

The IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals guide describes Mr. Alavi as an “unflappable advocate that you can greenlight for a billion-dollar case with 100% confidence.”

Mr. Anaipakos has tried cases for both plaintiffs and defendants in all types of patent matters and complex business cases for nearly three decades. Chambers USA has called him “one of the leading commercial litigators in the country,” while IAM Patent 1000 described him as “a compelling courtroom personality; he is a master of cross-examination . . .”

True trial lawyers, both Mr. Alavi and Mr. Anaipakos are Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Anjom, Mr. McBride, and Mr. Clark have represented clients for more than a decade in U.S. and international jurisdictions, including Germany and China. Mr. Anjom and Mr. McBride previously worked in the technology industry as electrical engineers. Mr. Clark holds a degree in chemical engineering, and he formerly worked as a management consultant for one of the world’s largest information technology companies.

Mr. Anjom provides extensive experience in patent and intellectual property litigation throughout the nation, as well as matters before the International Trade Commission and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also represents clients in software licensing, trademark, and copyright issues.

Mr. McBride similarly delivers broad experience in significant intellectual property cases throughout the U.S. He has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America for patent and intellectual property litigation.

Mr. Clark is a veteran trial attorney with more than 30 different cases tried to verdict. In addition to his work in more than two dozen patent disputes, he advises clients on intellectual property enforcement, licensing, and other matters.

Mr. Simmons represents clients in patent and trade secret litigation, patent counseling, due diligence investigations, and intellectual property transactions. His experience includes prior stints as senior counsel for one of the world’s largest petrochemical companies and leadership roles for some of the top law firms in the country.

Mr. Wyde focuses on patent litigation, post-grant proceedings before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, patent portfolio analysis and valuation, and intellectual property contracts. Like other attorneys at Alavi Anaipakos, he holds a degree in electrical engineering.

Mr. Chen is a trial lawyer in high-stakes patent disputes. He is one of the rare attorneys to hold degrees in law, electrical engineering, and computer engineering. Mr. Chen has represented clients before federal district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission. He is conversational in the Mandarin language.’

Mr. Jugle focuses on intellectual property litigation. His experience includes work on inter partes review proceedings and analyzing patents for potential invalidity, infringement, and value. A master’s graduate in chemical engineering, he worked as an engineer for one of the world’s top chemical companies before law school.

The new offices for Alavi Anaipakos are located at 3417 Mercer St., Suite C, Houston, TX 77027. You can reach the firm at 713-751-2362 or

Houston-based Alavi Anaipakos is home to high-stakes trial lawyers known for solving complex problems. The firm’s attorneys have handled some of the world’s largest patent infringement disputes and significant commercial cases across a wide variety of industries, from oil and gas, energy, software, high-tech, financial services, and beyond. Our team members have been in the trenches in marquee legal battles across the nation and the world for nearly 30 years.

Our offices are located in Houston, Texas, but our practice is nationwide and we regularly consult on matters in foreign jurisdictions as well.

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