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 the Best Lawyers' 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 Super Lawyers of Thomson Reuters (2007- 2013, 2017-2020), LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell as an "AV-Preeminent for Intellectual Property Rights, Business, and Intellectual Property" (5.0 out of 5.0) (Intellectual Property Rights; Business; Intellectual Property) (1999-2020), and The Best Lawyers in America by BL Rankings (2007-2020) for his work in the field of Intellectual Property Litigation. Legal 500 US (2010), said Steve’s "extensive expertise and abilities as a litigator, negotiator and advocate are obvious."
In addition, Mr. Malin has been recognized as a "Local Litigation Star" (Texas) by Benchmark Litigation (2015-2020), and an IP Star: (Texas) by Managing IP (2014-2020). Chambers USA (2010-2020), commented that Mr. Malin "is a strong trial lawyer" and that he is "admired for his ability to assimilate and simplify complex technological details in IP disputes of all kinds."