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Collin A. Rose

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Education

Purdue University, B.S., 1996

University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1999

Honors

Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2019, 2020

Named a “Top Lawyer” by Houstonia Magazine, 2019

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Profile

Collin Rose is the chair of Intellectual Property and Technology & IP Transactions practices at Chamberlain Hrdlicka, providing full-service intellectual property legal advice to his clients, who range from publicly-traded Fortune Top 10 multinational corporations to small entities and startups.

With expertise in the energy, manufacturing, processing, chemical, semiconductor, medical device/treatment, software, and computer technology industries, Collin has experience in both working with in-house legal departments for large multinational companies, as well as clients without legal departments in need of broad-ranging, extensive involvement from outside counsel.

Over the past 21 years, Collin has cultivated substantial expertise in all aspects of intellectual property law, including:

  • Leading IP transactions on a worldwide basis, counseling his clients through structuring and negotiating commercial IP agreements, including joint ventures, strategic alliances, licenses, collaborations, and other strategic commercial agreements.
  • Assisting clients in patent post grant challenges before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including oral argument in front of the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
  • Assisting clients in trademark post allowance and post registration challenges before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).
  • Advising in adversarial legal proceedings and providing legal opinions regarding potential legal exposure to third party patents. Collin has extensive patent experience in the energy, manufacturing, processing, chemical, and medical device/treatment industries.
  • Assisting clients in developing and managing international intellectual property portfolios, including patents and trademarks.

Representative Experience

Litigation

Stockdale Investment Group, Inc. d/b/a Stockdale v. Stockdale Capital Partners Re Fund I GP, LLC, et al. (U.S. District Court). Represented Stockdale Capital Partners against claims for trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and unfair competition.

Slik Chocolatier, LLC v. MHD Bachar Salik, et al. (Texas District Court). Represented Slik Chocolatier regarding claims for trademark infringement.

Molzan v. Bellagreen Holdings, LLC, et al. (U.S. District Court). Represented Bellagreen Holdings against claims regarding trademark license agreement, trademark infringement, false advertisement, trademark dilution, and copyright infringement.

ClearLogic Solutions, LLC v. Zaino, D.C., et al. (U.S. District Court). Represented Ridge and Company against claims for patent infringement.

Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. Del Papa Distributing Company, Inc. (U.S. District Court). Represented Del Papa Distributing against claims for patent infringement.

JPT Group, LLC v. Rack Room Shoes, Inc., et al. (U.S. District Court). Represented Rack Room Shoes against claims for design patent infringement.

Deepwater Marine Technology, LLC, et al. v. Tekumalla, et al. (U.S. District Court). Represented MODEC International, Inc. in enforcing claims for copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, and breach of contract.

Cyberonics, Inc v. Zabara (U.S. District Court). Represented Dr. Zabara in against claims regarding patent license agreement.

PK-Interests, Inc. v. Teton Buildings, LLC, et al. (U.S. District Court). Represented Teton Buildings against claims for patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, trademark counterfeiting, unfair competition, and breach of contract.

L.C. Eldridge Sales Co., Ltd. et al v. Azen Manufacturing Pte., Ltd., et al. (U.S. District Court). Represented Friede & Goldman against claims for patent infringement.

Endowment Advisors, L.P. v. Family Endowment Partners, L.P. (U.S. District Court). Represented Endowment Advisors in enforcing claims for trademark infringement.

Petrochemical Services Incorporated v. MetroplexCore Inc. (U.S. District Court). Represented Petrochemical Services in enforcing claims for patent infringement.

Safoco Inc. v. Cooper Cameron Corporation (U.S. District Court). Represented Cooper Cameron Corporation against claims for patent infringement.

TTAB Proceedings

Progressive Casualty Insurance Company v. Vynckier Enclosure Systems, Inc. Represented Vynckier against trademark opposition.

Bachar Salik v. Sleek Chocolatier, LLC. Represented Sleek Chocolatier against trademark cancellation and in bringing counterclaim for cancellation of plaintiff’s registration.

Opinions

Patent clearance opinion for new product launch for international semiconductor supply company.

Non-infringement opinions for international offshore oil and gas equipment company related to patent infringement assertion from competitor.

Clearance opinions related to multiple patent infringement assertions by competitor against international oil and gas equipment and services company.

Infringement opinions related to multiple patent infringement assertions against competitor for international oil and gas equipment and services company.

Non-infringement opinion related to patent infringement asserted against oilfield casing and distribution company.

Patent clearance opinions for new product release for international oilfield services company.

Non-infringement opinion related to patent infringement assertion by competitor against international oilfield services company.

Non-infringement opinion and dispute resolution related to software copyright infringement assertion against international offshore oil and gas equipment company.

Due Diligence

Represented private equity firm in due diligence review of investment target IP portfolio and licensing structure related to chemical technology.

Represented international oil and gas services company in acquisition of digital analysis company.

Represented international oil and gas equipment company in acquisition of oil and gas equipment company.

Transactions

Represented international oil and gas services company in negotiating patent and software license agreements.

Represented oil and gas exploration & production company in negotiating software license agreements.

Represented private equity firm in review of Securities Purchase Agreement for intellectual property related payment obligations.

Represented pipeline construction and repair product manufacturer in patent and trade secret license dispute.

Represented marine gas transportation services company in negotiating a patent license agreement.

Represented international offshore oil and gas equipment company in negotiating software license agreement.

Represented oil and gas engineering company in negotiating research and development and intellectual property license agreement.

Speaking Engagements

  • Aligning Your IP Goals with Your Business Plans, Centerforce IP Strategy Summit, Houston, Texas
  • “Top Patent Cases in 2019,” Chamberlain Hrdlicka client seminar.

  • “Patent Damages Considerations after WesternGeco,” Chamberlain Hrdlicka client seminar.

  • “IP Issues in M&A Transactions,” Chamberlain Hrdlicka client seminar.

  • “Freedom to Operate Considerations for In-House Counsel after Halo,” Chamberlain Hrdlicka client seminar.

  • “Aligning Your IP Goals with Your Business Plans,” Centerforce IP Strategy Summit, Houston, Texas

  • “Intellectual Property and Technology Export Issues,” Chamberlain Hrdlicka client seminar.

Client Endorsement

"Many thanks to you and your colleagues for the detailed advice that you have provided and for the timeliness of the information. It was much appreciated. It was always clear that patent advice would be central to this transaction and your firm provided a clear summary of the position backed up by detailed analysis. We are most grateful."

John Conyngham.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property Inn of Court
  • Previous Board member of the Houston Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
  • PTAB Bar Association, Annual Conference Committee

News

Publications

Publications

  • Co-author of the O'Connor's Federal Intellectual Property Codes Plus book published by Jones McClure.