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Darin Michael Klemchuk

Darin Michael Klemchuk

Intellectual Property, Technology, Internet, & Business Attorney -- Founding
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  • Texas
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My chief passion is to revolutionize the way legal services are delivered, particularly intellectual property (IP) and technology law. I am an evangelist for change in how law firms are structured to provide a different kind of experience for not only clients, but also professionals in the legal industry. One of my greatest career achievements is our firm twice winning honors as one of the best places to work in Dallas, as recognized by the Dallas Business Journal in 2010 and 2011. As part of this mission, we have embraced conscious capitalism (sometimes called purposeful capitalism) and are attempting to incorporate that philosophy into a law firm structure. For more on our progress, please see our law firm culture blog at www.culture-counts.com. My law practice focuses on intellectual property (IP), technology law, and Internet law with an emphasis on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, anti-counterfeiting, and commercial litigation. Specifically, I focus my practice on the following areas: 1. Patent Litigation and Strategy, Patent Licensing and Monetization 2. Trademark Litigation and Branding Strategy, Trademark Enforcement and Anti-Counterfeiting 3. Copyright Litigation and Registration, Copyright Enforcement and Anti-Counterfeiting 4. Trade Secret and Unfair Competition Litigation, Non-Compete Agreements 5. E-commerce, Software, Social Media, Internet Transactions and Counseling, and Domain Name Disputes 6. General Intellectual Property Counseling and Licensing, Commercial Agreements and Contracts 7. Commercial and Business Litigation While we represent a wide variety of clients, my ideal clients are large- to mid-market companies ($5-$500M) (private or public). I have significant experience serving as local counsel to out-of-state parties involved in patent, trademark, copyright, IP and commercial litigation in state and federal courts in Dallas, TX and the Northern and Eastern Di

Education
Vanderbilt University Law School
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.) (1997)
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University of Washington School of Law
B.S. (1990) | Mechanical Engineering
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Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Klemchuk LLP
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We formed the firm to create an innovative law firm business model focused on client satisfaction and a team environment. My practice includes a wide range of intellectual property matters (IP), technology law, Internet and e-commerce law, social media, commercial and business litigation as well as general corporate and IP counseling. I advise clients ranging from start ups and solo inventors to large companies. I focus my practice on mid-market companies in the $5M - $500M range. My IP litigation experience includes enforcing patents and defending companies involved in patent litigation in a variety of industries and technologies including semiconductors, Internet, software, ink technology, water pumping systems, and roofing systems. In addition to IP litigation, I handle a variety of commercial litigation and business disputes including breach of distributorship agreement, breach of contract, enforcement of promissory note agreements, software services agreement, and breach of fiduciary duty cases. In addition to enforcement and litigation, I assist clients with patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, and copyright registration. I also provided clients with assistance regarding internet and technology law, domain name registration and recovery, anti-cyber squatting, and e-commerce law. My practice includes the following practice areas: patent litigation and enforcement, trademark litigation and enforcement, copyright litigation and enforcement, technology law, internet law, domain name disputes, domain name recovery, UDRP proceedings, IP portfolio enforcement, anti-counterfeiting enforcement, copyright registration and protection, trademark registration and protection, patent registration and protection, trade secret protection advice, IP licensing, commercial agreements, commercial and business litigation, and general corporate counseling
Founding Partner
Cash Klemchuk Powers Taylor LLP
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At CKPT, my practice included a wide range of intellectual property (IP), technology law, and commercial and business litigation issues, and I advised clients ranging from start ups and solo inventors to large companies. My IP litigation experience included enforcing patents and defending companies involved in patent litigation in industries including ink technology, water pumping systems, and roofing systems. I also assisted clients with obtaining and resisting injunctions in trademark infringement/unfair competition cases as well as enforcing non-competition agreements against departing employees, including seeking temporary injunctions. I also handled trade secret cases for clients. In addition to IP litigation, I handled a variety of commercial litigation and business disputes including breach of distributorship agreement, breach of contract, enforcement of promissory note agreements, software services agreement, and breach of fiduciary duty cases. In addition to enforcement and litigation, I assisted clients with patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, and copyright registration. I also provided clients with assistance regarding internet and technology law, domain name registration and recovery, cyber squatting, and e-commerce law. In addition to litigation and IP counseling, I also advised clients on corporate strategy for IP ownership including patent and trademark licensing, IP holding company strategies, and exploiting and monetizing patents. My practice also included the following: patent litigation and enforcement, trademark litigation and enforcement, copyright litigation and enforcement, technology law, internet law, domain name disputes, domain name recovery, IP portfolio enforcement, copyright registration and protection, trademark registration and protection, patent registration and protection, trade secret protection advice, IP licensing, commercial and business litigation, and general corporate counseling
Senior IP Associate
Thompson & Knight LLP
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As an Intellectual Property (IP) Associate at Thompson Knight LLP, I handled a variety of intellectual property matters including, patent infringement, trademark infringement, unfair competition, copyright infringement, and trade secret misappropriation cases. My IP experience encompassed software, semiconductor, lens, internet systems, and other technologies. I further advised clients on patent prosecution and trademark prosecution. Experience also includes representation of software companies in software development disputes as well as enforcement of copyright portfolios for software companies. I assisted clients with copyright registrations. I also represented clients in a wide range of commercial litigation matters including, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, fraudulent inducement, breach of contract, bankruptcy, tortious interference with contract and prospective contractual relations, unjust enrichment, and business torts. My business litigation experience further included representation of a company in a divorce. In addition to IP legal work, I served on the firm's recruiting and associate committees.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Stopping Domain Name Hijacking and Domain Name Theft
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Ecommerce - The Importance of Having a Privacy Policy
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The Importance of Having a Terms of Use Agreement for Your Website and Ecommerce
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Basics of Domain Name Recovery and Domain Name Litigation
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Basics of Typosquatting and URL Hijacking
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Basics of Protecting and Recovering Domain Names
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Can the Traditional Pyramid Law Firm Structure Meet Today's Price and Service Pressures?
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Texas Changes Course and Adopts the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act
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8 Steps to Structure an Effective and Efficient IP Enforcement Program
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Avoiding Online Trademark Infringement and Counterfeiting Starts With Awareness
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Register Your Brand On Twitter Before It Is Too Late
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Background of Secondary Trademark Liability on the Internet
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Steps to Protect Brands on Social Networking Sites - Terms of Use Agreements
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Trademark and Brand Enforcement in Social Networking - Using Terms of Use
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Protecting Brands From Online Trademark Infringement Via Pay-Per-Click Advertising
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Five Changes to Patent Law Every C-Level Decision Maker Should Consider
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Steps Every Company Should Take to Protect One of Their Most Valuable Assets
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Protecting Brands From Infringement and Knock Offs - Part II Advanced Techniques
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Texas Theft Liability Act - Providing Civil Remedies for Criminal Theft of Trade Secrets
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Breach of License or Intellectual Property Infringement?
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Ten Things to Consider About Social Media to Protect Intellectual Property and Avoid Other Problems
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Trade Secret Litigation: Why Copyright and Patent Filings Should Be on Your Radar
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Protecting Brands From Knock Offs and Infringement - Part I
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Protecting Brands in Cyberspace
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Awards
Best Lawyers in Dallas -- Intellectual Property
D Magazine
Super Lawyer -- Intellectual Property
Thomson Reuters
Best Lawyers in Dallas -- Intellectual Property
D Magazine
Super Lawyer -- Intellectual Property
Thomson Reuters
Best Lawyers in Dallas -- Intellectual Property
D Magazine
2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property
American Lawyer Media
Super Lawyer -- Intellectual Property
Thomson Reuters
Best Lawyers in Dallas -- Intellectual Property
D Magazine
Super Lawyer -- Intellectual Property
Thomson Reuters
Best Lawyers in Dallas -- Intellectual Property
D Magazine
Best Places to Work
Dallas Business Journal
Fellow
Texas Bar Foundation
Best Lawyers in Dallas -- Intellectual Property
D Magazine
Best Places to Work
Dallas Business Journal
Super Lawyer -- Intellectual Property
Thomson Reuters
Top Attorney's in Texas
Thomson Reuters
Best Lawyers in Dallas -- Intellectual Property
D Magazine
Super Lawyer -- Intellectual Property
Thomson Reuters
Top Attorney's in Texas
Thomson Reuters
Best Lawyers in Dallas -- Intellectual Property
D Magazine
Rising Stars under 40
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyer -- Intellectual Property
Thomson Reuters
Best Lawyers in Dallas -- Intellectual Property
D Magazine
Best Lawyers in Dallas -- Intellectual Property
D Magazine
Best Lawyers under 40
D Magazine
Rising Stars under 40
Thomson Reuters
Rising Stars under 40
Thomson Reuters
Rising Stars under 40
Thomson Reuters
Best Lawyers under 40
D Magazine
Professional Associations
Vistage
Member
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Carry The Load
Volunteer
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Activities: Carry The Load is an organization dedicated to putting the meaning back into Memorial Day. Through a series of relays, the organization raises money to help the families of fallen first responders.
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Internet Law Leadership Summit
Member
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Activities: The Internet Law Leadership Summit is a collection of attorneys nationwide that practice Internet law, including patent litigation involving internet processes and e-commerce, spam litigation, trademark enforcement and registration, and anti-cybersquatting.
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Texas Bar Foundation
Fellow
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Core24
Member
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Activities: Whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder or building one, Core24® helps executives and entrepreneurs fast track to exceptional, vetted local business resources you can count on for help in areas typically outsourced. - See more at: http://www.core24.com
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Texas State Bar # 24002418
Member
- Current
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Institute for Justice
Human Action Network Member
- Current
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Dallas Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Entrepreneur's Organization (EO)
Member
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Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court (Intellectual Property)
Barrister
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
Languages
  • Arabic
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
LinkedIn Profile
Blog
IP, Technology, Internet, and Social Media Law Blog
Blog
Blog
Klemchuk LLP Trademark Blog
Contact & Map
Klemchuk LLP
8150 N Central Expressway
10th Floor
Dallas, TX 75206
USA
Telephone: (214) 367-6000
Fax: (214) 367-6001