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Martin C. Robson
Partner

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Martin Robson is a Partner at Charhon Callahan Robson & Garza. He represents foreign and domestic companies engaged in complex commercial and patent litigation in federal and state courts nationwide. His cases have involved breach of contracts, unfair competition and trade secret disputes, business torts and breach of fiduciary duty claims, antitrust claims, intellectual property disputes, claims related to the oil and gas industry and insurance coverage disputes.

Prior to forming CCRG, Mr. Robson practiced law at McKool Smith and Strasburger & Price in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Robson is admitted to practice in the State of Texas and all federal courts in Texas.

Education

J.D., The John Marshall Law School
B.A., Baylor University

Professional & Community Activities

Boy Scouts of America
Ronald McDonald House Charities
MCLANE FOODSERVICES, INC.

Represents McLane in numerous business disputes related to the distribution of food and beverage products.

HYLA MOBILE, INC.

Represents Hyla in connection with litigation matters concerning wireless device trade-in programs.

CACTUS PIPE & SUPPLY, LLC

Represents Cactus Pipe in connection with various commercial litigation matters involving the supply of goods for use in oil and gas drilling.

RMG NETWORKS, INC.

Represents RMG in connection with breach of contract disputes.

MBM CORPORATION

Represents MBM in connection with disputes arising out of breach of distribution agreements.

LUMENATE TECHNOLOGIES, L.P.

Represented Lumenate in numerous matters involving theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, and breach of contracts.

1804 OPERATING, LLC

Represented 1804 Operating in numerous lawsuits arising out of the operation of salt water disposal wells.

NH RESOURCES LLC

Represented NH Resources in connection with numerous domestic lawsuits and international arbitrations concerning unfair competition, false advertising, trademark infringement, breach of contract and shareholder disputes.

BANK OF THE OZARKS

Represented Bank of the Ozarks in connection with a dispute over the failed development of a minor league baseball complex and successfully obtained summary judgment of all claims against Bank of the Ozarks. The ruling was affirmed on appeal.

PATENT LITIGATION


UNITED ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Represents UAT in patent litigation matters against numerous telecommunications companies regarding ADSL technology.

IRWIN SEATING COMPANY

Represents Irwin in defense of patent lawsuit concerning stadium seating design and technology used in sporting arenas.

BABBAGE HOLDINGS, LLC

Represented Babbage in numerous patent lawsuits against video game manufacturers involving multi-user, multi-device systems.

V-TECH COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.

Represented V-Tech in defense of multi-patent lawsuit related to IP telephony services.

I4I LP.

Represented i4i in a lawsuit filed against Microsoft for patent infringement involving a method and system for manipulating architecture and content of a document. After an eight-day trial, the jury found the patent valid and infringed, rendering a verdict in favor of i4i. Mr. Robson was also instrumental in obtaining a permanent injunction enjoining the sale of the accused instrumentality in Microsoft Word. The verdict was affirmed by both the Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.

VERSATA SOFTWARE, INC.

Represented Versata in its patent infringement litigation against SAP. After two separate trials, Versata secured a jury verdict finding that SAP infringed its patent and awarding Versata lost profits and reasonable royalty damages. Versata also obtained a permanent injunction enjoining the sale of SAP’s infringing products. The case was upheld by the Federal Circuit.

RAINDANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

Represented Raindance in a patent infringement lawsuit involving numerous patents directed to voice transmission over network protocols and the recording and playback of collaborative web browsing sessions.

VISTO CORP.

Represented Visto in several U.S. and international patent litigation cases over smartphone synchronization software.

AUTOBYTEL, INC.

Represented Autobytel in numerous patent infringement lawsuits concerning technology involving the processing of automotive sales leads via the Internet. The lead case settled on terms favorable to Autobytel after jury selection.

MEDIATEK, INC.

Represented MediaTek in suit against Sanyo alleging infringement of several patents involving video encoding, audio down-mixing, and digital television technology. Mr. Robson was instrumental in obtaining sanctions against Sanyo that effectively stripped Sanyo of its key defense at trial which prompted a favorable settlement immediately thereafter. Mr. Robson also represented MediaTek in patent infringement lawsuits against Matsushita and Panasonic.

Presentations & Publications

Regional Editor, Covered Events, a Defense Research Institute publication, 1999 - 2002

A Piece of the Pie - Allocating Costs between Multiple Insurers and Insureds, coauthor, presented at Ninth Annual Ultimate Insurance Seminar, March 2000

Texas Litigation Update, paper and presentation for the Texas Independent Insurance Adjusters Association, Fall Seminar, November 1999

Past, Present and Future: The Difficulty Defining an "Occurrence," coauthor, presented at Eighth Annual Ultimate Insurance Seminar, March 1998

Court Admissions

State of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas