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Attorney Steve Malin believes in his clients. A seasoned litigator with over 30 years of experience in commercial litigation and 20 years protecting intellectual property rights, Mr. Malin knows how to look at a client’s problem and find a winning trial strategy to solve it. He has tried a score of cases in state and federal court, and before the International Trade Commission (ITC), taking the lead in tough intellectual property disputes and high-stakes commercial litigation.
Mr. Malin’s experience includes:
Unlike other intellectual property attorneys, Mr. Malin does not employ the standard technology playbook. Rather, Steve comes at complex manufacturing and design schematics from a common sense point of view – the same way a jury would. He provides intellectual property counseling to firms looking to avoid the courtroom, as well as litigation services once they are there. He works with experts, scientists, engineers, and developers in IP cases and commercial litigation to break their testimony down to a level the jury will be able to grasp. Mr. Malin says:
“I enjoy the challenge of thinking on my feet in court. It’s satisfying to make the case relying on simple common sense, even for highly technical problems.”
When not in the courtroom, Steve takes that same analytical approach to the tennis court. He has lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area for years, since he returned from clerking for a California judge in 1989, and has raised four children.
Steve Malin was named Dallas Patent Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America of BL Rankings for both 2013 and 2018, a title awarded for each city to only a single lawyer in each practice area. Mr. Malin has also been recognized by Chambers USA (2010-2021), who commented that Mr. Malin "offers notable strength in intellectual property disputes, including jury trials. He has experience in a diverse array of technologies, and is also adept at handling trademark matters." Legal 500 US featured Mr. Malin in 2010, commenting that his "extensive expertise and abilities as a litigator, negotiator and advocate are obvious."
In addition, Steve has been repeatedly recognized by Super Lawyers of Thomson Reuters (2007-2013, 2017-2022), LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell as an "AV-Preeminent for Intellectual Property Rights, Business, and Intellectual Property" (5.0 out of 5.0) (1999-2022), as a "Local Litigation Star" (Texas) by Benchmark Litigation (2015-2022), and as an IP Star:(Texas) by Managing IP (2014-2022).
The Best Lawyers in America by BL Rankings has recognized Steve Malin for his work in the field of Intellectual Property Litigation in each year from 2007-2022, and includes this observation of one of Steve's clients: "Without lengthy explanations, Steve is able to understand our technology and its relationship to a patent very quickly. This enables him to put together an initial invalidity analysis and help us to determine how to address a patent case."