Janik Vinnakota LLP Adds Veteran Patent Litigator, Boosts PTAB and Appellate Practice – PR Web

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Donald Puckett, Of Counsel, Janik Vinnakota LLP

With Don now part of the team, we are very excited to offer our clients, and particularly our international Asian clients, expanded services in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Janik Vinnakota LLP, a Dallas-based litigation, intellectual property, and start-up law firm, is pleased to announce Donald Puckett has joined the firm. Mr. Puckett, a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law in 1999 and the University of Kentucky, is both an intellectual property trial lawyer and accomplished appellate advocate. Mr. Puckett, a recognized leading patent professional by IAM Patent 1000, joins Janik Vinnakota LLP as Of Counsel.

Rajkumar Vinnakota, co-founder of Janik Vinnakota LLP, said, “We are pleased to further fulfill our strategic growth plan set out when we first launched the firm. Don’s addition is another piece to our overall strategy to help the needs of our clients and truly be a ‘one-stop’ law firm in not only IP but also complex commercial matters. Don is well known in the litigation space and his experience in both trial and appellate-level matters well suits our existing and future client needs.”

Mr. Puckett also brings valuable administrative agency experience to Janik Vinnakota LLP. Sean Hsu, another partner of the firm, said, “One of the main objectives we had was to further service our Asia practice group. With Don now part of the team, we are very excited to offer our clients, and particularly our international Asian clients, expanded services in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Don has an excellent track record before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and on novel administrative law issues. His addition to our team effectively hones our trial, administrative agency, and IP skills in an effective manner.”

Mr. Puckett’s legal specialties include intellectual property and complex commercial litigation, patent portfolio management and licensing, appellate litigation, and post-grant reviews before the PTAB. Additionally, Mr. Puckett frequently speaks at numerous CLE events on emerging intellectual property issues. Mr. Puckett has also been named a Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation by Texas Super Lawyers since 2014. Mr. Puckett will be based out of Janik Vinnakota LLP’s Dallas office.

About Janik Vinnakota LLP

Janik Vinnakota LLP, a Texas-based law firm with offices in Dallas and Houston, is designed to deliver 21st century legal solutions to businesses, entrepreneurs, inventors, research universities, and investors all around the world. The firm also specializes in alternative fee arrangements that are in high-demand by today’s most nimble and cost-conscious legal consumer. Janik Vinnakota LLP is proud to be a certified minority-owned business enterprise (MBE) by the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

For more information about Janik Vinnakota LLP, contact Rajkumar Vinnakota at (214) 390-9999, view the firm’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/jvllp, or follow the firm on Twitter at @janikvinnakota and on LinkedIn.

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