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AZA’s Law Offices Win Best in Houston Interior Design Award

HOUSTON – AZA’s sleek, bold offices, already recognized in Houston for its distinctive design, have now won honors from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). The IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter awarded the office, devised by architect Abel Design Group, the Best in City Center honor for Houston in the large corporate category for businesses occupying more […]

9 AZA Lawyers Again Named Among Nation’s Best for Commercial, Patent Litigation

HOUSTON – Nine lawyers with the Houston commercial and intellectual property litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, earned selection to the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. AZA partners Joe Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi, Todd Mensing, Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher, Steve Mitby and Tim Shelby, and of counsel […]

Jane Robinson to Argue Patent Agent Privilege Before Texas Supreme Court

HOUSTON – Appellate and trial lawyer Jane Langdell Robinson of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, will argue before the Texas Supreme Court that patent agents advising their inventor-clients should be granted the same confidentiality that lawyers are given with their clients. The case, In Re Andrew Silver, Case No. 16-0682, is […]

International IP Guide Again Honors AZA Among Top Texas Patent Trial Firms

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is recommended as one of the top patent litigation firms in Texas by London-based intellectual property magazine Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) for the third year running. In addition to the firm’s overall honors highlighted in the IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent […]

AZA Wins $9M Jury Verdict in Texas Patent Infringement Case Against Motorola

MARSHALL, Texas – Houston patent trial lawyer Demetrios Anaipakos of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has won a $9 million federal jury verdict for Texas-based patent licensing company Saint Lawrence Communications LLC against technology heavyweight Motorola Mobility LLC for patent infringement. After a week-long trial, jurors in the U.S. District Court […]

AZA Lawyer Zavitsanos Tells Newspaper How Social Media Aids in Jury Selection

HOUSTON – AZA founding partner John Zavitsanos was featured in a Texas Lawyer story explaining how social media research can ferret out crucial information about potential jurors that voir dire and jury questionnaires don’t reveal. The Texas Lawyer article, “Jury Consultants Need Not Apply — Winning Litigator Relies on Web Instead” (subscription required), details how […]

FMC Technologies and Employee Win Key First Round Against Cameron in Non-Compete Case

HOUSTON – A Texas federal judge ruled for oilfield services company FMC Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd and one of its employees in a non-compete agreement fight with competitor Cameron International Corp. where the FMC employee previously worked. U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas found that Cameron’s non-compete contract was overly broad and rejected the company’s motion […]

Nine AZA Lawyers Named Among Nation’s Best for Commercial, Patent Litigation

HOUSTON – Nine lawyers with the Houston commercial litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have earned selection to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for their work in commercial and intellectual property litigation. Best Lawyers, one of the most respected lawyer guides in the country, lists AZA […]

Houston Lawyer Todd Mensing of AZA Earns Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest Rating

HOUSTON – Commercial litigation attorney Todd Mensing of the Houston law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent peer review rating, the highest possible ranking by the respected guide to the nation’s top lawyers. The annual listing bases its ratings on confidential reviews from attorneys and judges. […]

Texas Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Fort Bend Defamation Case

HOUSTON – The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a defamation lawsuit filed against a Houston-area newspaper and a reporter who wrote a false story attacking the local chief deputy sheriff and his son. The reporter, who previously worked at the sheriff’s department, blamed the chief deputy when she was fired after […]

AZA Named Among Both Top Energy, Top IP Law Firms in Houston Law Guide

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has been ranked among both the top energy and top intellectual property (IP) law firms in the 2016 edition of the Houston Business Journal Law Guide, which lists the city’s leading firms in several areas of legal expertise. AZA is ranked alongside some of […]

ZKey Sues Facebook in California

HOUSTON – New York City-based ZKey Investments, LLC, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against Facebook Inc. over the popular networking website’s alleged infringement of a key patent held by ZKey. In the lawsuit, ZKey says Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook has willfully and deliberately infringed ZKey’s U.S. Patent No. 6,820,204, which covers technology that […]

AZA, Firm Attorneys Again Earn Chambers USA Commercial Litigation Honors

HOUSTON – The Houston trial law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, again has earned recognition among the nation’s top commercial litigation firms in Texas in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition to the overall firm’s ranking, AZA partners Joe Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, Demetrios […]

Texas Court Upholds $15.7 Million Patent Infringement Verdict for Rembrandt Wireless

MARSHALL, Texas – Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has upheld a $15.7 million jury verdict in favor of Rembrandt Wireless Technologies LP after denying a request for a new trial on damages issues filed by Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Rembrandt is a business […]

Houston’s AZA Law Firm Defeats Key Motion in Federal Patent Case for Versata

AUSTIN, Texas – Lawyers with the Houston complex commercial litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have won a significant victory for Austin-based client Versata Software Inc. by defeating a key legal motion filed by accused patent infringer Zoho Corp. The win means Versata’s lawsuit will move forward. The ruling issued […]

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