• ATTORNEYS | GLENN E. JANIK

Glenn E. Janik

Partner

Location:  Dallas, Texas
Main:  214-390-9999
Direct:  214-997-1810
Fax:  214-586-0680
Email:  gjanik@jvllp.com
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For nearly 15 years, Mr. Janik has represented a wide-range of clients including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, research universities, business executives, inventors, and investors.

Mr. Janik joined the prestigious and nationally-recognized trial firm of McKool Smith, P.C. when he graduation from the University of Texas School of Law in 2002. His legal career began with representation of the Enron Unsecured Creditors Committee. He was part of a group of lawyers who investigated the wrong-doings of Enron’s advisors in an attempt to recover their ill-gotten gains. As his career progressed at McKool Smith, he helped executives recover millions of dollars stolen by a large, multi-national bank; he represented an international consulting firm sued as part of a bankruptcy; and helped settle a dispute between land owners and the operator of an 800-mile natural gas pipeline stretching from Texas to Florida.

In 2005, Janik was asked to help defend a medical device manufacturer against patent infringement claims. He jumped at the opportunity, and has been practicing intellectual property law ever since. In additional to representing both patent infringement plaintiffs and defendants, he has experience in the fields of trade secrets, copyright, trademark, and patentability.

Today, Mr. Janik’s practice is a blend of litigation—both commercial and patent—and a business law practice that has been honed over the years through helping clients work deals settling multi-million cases, using corporate laws to help mitigate business risks, and implementing strategies to help avoid litigation. To date, Mr. Janik has obtained over $100 million in judgments and settlements for his clients.

Representative Cases:

Patent Defense Litigation

Blitzsafe Texas, LLC v. Honda Motor Co. Ltd. et al; Nissan North America, Inc. and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Civ No. 2:15-cv-01274 (E.D. Tex. 2015) (Marshall Division)
Defending automaker Nissan in consolidated multi-patent infringement action involving the interfaces of external devices to car audio environments.

Maxus Strategic Systems, Inc. v. Aqumin LLC, Civ No. 1:11-cv-73 (W.D. Tex. 2011) (Austin Division)
Lead counsel defending Aqumin LLC against claims for infringement on patents allegedly covering 3D display of financial information.

Eckhard Alt, MD v. Medtronic, Inc., Civ. No. 6:06-cv-00095 (E.D. Tex 2006) (Tyler Division)
Defended Medtronic, Inc. against patent infringement claims involving pacemakers and implantable cardio defibrillators.

Patent Enforcement Litigation

Joseph McCain v. Lord Corp., 4:13-cv-00721 (E.D. Tex. 2013) (Plano Division)
Lead counsel for Plaintiff Joseph McCain on a patent covering microelectronic senors with integrated communications capabilities and energy sources. Case resulted in Lord Corp. taking a license to the patent.

InvestPic LLC v. Algorithimics (U.S.) Inc., et al., Civ. No. 1:10-cv-01028-UNA (D. Del. 2010) (Wilmington, DE)
Represented inventor, Dr. Samir Varma, on monte carlo simulation patents used to hedge risk in financial markets. Defendants included IBM, Oracle, Morningstar, StatPro, FactSet, SAS Institute, Misys, MSCI, RiskMetrics Solutions, and Sungard Data Systems. Admitted pro hac vice.

Software Tree LLC v. Red Hat, Inc., 6:09-cv-00097 (E.D. Tex. 2009) (Tyler Division)
Represented Software Tree against Red Hat involving patents related to object-relational mapping packages reading on Red Hat’s JBoss software. Lawsuit resulted in Red Hat taking a license to the patent.

Nielsen v. Alcon Inc., Civ. No. 3:08-cv-02239 (N.D. Tex. 2008) (Dallas Division)
Represented Dr. James Nielsen on a patent covering an implantable multifocal intraocular lens resulting in Alcon, Inc. taking a license to the patent.

California Institute of Technology (“Caltech”) v. Canon USA, Inc., et al., Civ. No. 08-08-8637 (C.D. Cal. 2008) (Los Angeles Division)
Represented Caltech on CMOS-sensor patents (camera-on-a-chip) against all major digital camera manufactures resulting in over 75% of industry taking a license to Caltech patents. Admitted pro hac vice.

Diagnostic Systems Corp. v. Symantec, et al., and Diagnostic Systems Corp. v. Oracle Corp., et. al., Civ. No. SACV 06-1211 DOC consolidated with Civ. No. SACV 07-902 DOC (C.D. Cal. 2006) (Orange County/Santa Ana Division)
Represented inventor, Armando Amado and his company, on pioneering patents covering business intelligence software against all major players in the business intelligence space including: Symantec, Oracle, IBM, MicroStrategy, SAP, SAS Institute, BMC, etc. resulting in all Defendants taking a license to Mr. Amado’s patents.   Admitted pro hac vice.

Trademark, Trade Secret, and Related Litigation

U.S. Test LLC v. Dr. Kristin H. Norton, Civ. No. JS13-30135A (Justice Court No. 3-1, 2015) (Dallas County, Texas)
Lead counsel and successfully tried and defeated claims against Dr. Kristin Norton for alleged claims for electronic trespass to chattels.

The Linear Edge. LLC v. Clayton R. Clark, Civ. No. 3:14-cv-01568-N (N.D. Tex. 2014) (Dallas Division)
Lead counsel for The Linear Edge, a motor speedway art design company, in a suit for trade dress infringement and Lanham Act claims resulting in settlement for The Linear Edge.

Gaedeke Oil & Gas Operating, LLC, et al. (“Gaedeke”) v. Todd Baker, et. al., Civ No. 5:11-cv-00649-M (W.D. Okla. 2011) (Oklahoma City Division)
Represented Gaedeke in a multi-million dollar theft of trade secrets suit (mineral exploration study) resulting in substantial settlements with several Defendants and resulting in a seven-figure trial verdict against remaining Defendants.

WOW Wings v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., Civ. No. 06-cv-2601 (S.D.N.Y. 2006) (Lower Manhattan/NYC Division)
Defended Pilgrim’s Pride in a trademark infringement case brought in the Southern District of New York. Admitted pro hac vice.

Copyright Infringement Litigation

Jim Frazier v. Entrepreneur Media, Inc., Civ. No. 3:14-cv-01571-D (N.D. Tex. 2014) (Dallas Division)
Represented illustrator Jim Frazier against Entrepreneur Media for infringement of copyrighted image originally appearing in Wall Street Journal resulting in settlement of claims for Frazier.

Jef Sherwood v. InkSoft, Inc. et al., Civ. No. 1:14-cv-00026-C (N.D. Tex. 2014) (Abilene Division)
Represented artist Jef Sherwood against InkSoft, Inc. for copyright violation resulting in settlement of claims for Sherwood.

Complex Commercial Litigation

Project Tiki LLC v. Mannish Parmar, Cause No. DC-14-03836 (116th Dist. Ct. for State of Texas, 2014) (Dallas County)
Represented Project Tiki and obtained summary judgment for full amount of damages owed by Defendant.

Cloyce Talbott & Glenn Patterson v. Deutche Bank AG, et al., Cause No. 21810 (132nd Dist. Ct. for State of Texas, 2005) (Scurry County, Texas)
Represented plaintiffs in a fraud case against Deutche Bank and others related to improperly managed hedge fund and achieved settlement for plaintiffs representing return of principle plus interest.

Utility Choice, L.P. v. TXU Corp., Civ. No. 4:05-cv-00573 (S.D. Tex. 2005) (Houston Division)
Represented Utility Choice in claims against TXU Corp. for alleged manipulation of the deregulated Texas retail energy market.

Agribiotech, Inc v. Johnny R. Thomas, et al., Civ No. 02-0537 (D. Nev. 2002) (Las Vegas Division)
Defended BearingPoint, Inc. (formerly KPMG Consulting) from professional malpractice claims related to the bankruptcy and collapse of grass seed manufacturer Agribiotech.

Wyble v. Gulf South Pipeline Co., Civ. No. 9:02-cv-00200 (E.D. Tex. 2002) (Tyler Division)
Represented Gulf South in a “hypothetical” toxic tort case covering a natural gas pipeline stretching from Fort Worth, Texas to Tallahassee, FL resulting in summary judgment in favor of Gulf South.

The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Enron Corp., In re: Enron Corp., et al., Case No. 01-16034 (S.D.N.Y. Bankr. 2001) (Lower Manhattan/NYC Division)
Represented Unsecured Creditors Committee focused on claims against law firms and accounting firms involved in Enron collapse, resulting in millions of dollars of recovery for Enron’s unsecured creditors.

Construction and Real Estate Litigation

Cancun Pools v. Nairn, Cause No. DC-13-12599 (44th Dist. Ct. for State of Texas, 2013) (Dallas County)
Represented Defendant and obtained dismissal of claims for alleged dispute over a swimming pool installation.

Raposo v. Beets, Cause No. DC-14-06645 (95th Dist Ct. for State of Texas, 2014) (Dallas County)
Represented Plaintiff and obtained default judgment against tenant who breach residential lease.

TWDZ, LLC v. Small, Cause No. CC-14-04266-B (County Ct. No. 1, 2014) (Collin County)
Represented real estate investment company in successful forcible entry and detainer suit to recovery property from holdover tenant along with recovery of monetary damages for past due rent.

Practice Areas

  • Business/Corporate Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Legal Risk Management

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2002
  • B.S., cum laude, Political Science, Texas A&M University, 1999

Bar and Court Admission

  • Texas, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Eighth, and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • BNI, International
  • Member, Dallas Regional Chamber

Distinctions

  • Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Texas Monthly Magazine: 2008-2017
  • Member, University of Texas School of Law Intellectual Property Law Journal, 2000-2001
  • National Information Technology and Privacy Moot Court Team, UT, 2000-2001
  • National Merit Scholar – Texas A&M University, 1995 – 1999

Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker, 2016 Austin Startup Week – TechStars, Austin, Texas, “Legal Pitfalls Startups Face,” October 6, 2016
  • Coordinating Communication Between In-House and Outside Counsel, presented at Nayna Technologies Corp. in Taipei, Taiwan (Spring 2009)