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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 […]

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 […]

Nine Attorneys from Houston’s AZA Named to Texas Super Lawyers List

HOUSTON – Nine attorneys with the Houston-based litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have been named to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list, an annual rating of the state’s most outstanding lawyers. This year, partners Joseph Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, Demetrios Anaipakos and Todd Mensing also received recognition for being among […]

Court OKs Litigation Financing in Delaware Intellectual Property Case

WILMINGTON, Delaware – In a closely watched case involving litigation financing, a Delaware judge refused to dismiss the matter, finding that third-party financing can be used to support a lawsuit. The ruling came in an intellectual property lawsuit filed by Boston-based Charge Injection Technologies Inc. (CIT) against Delaware-based E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

AZA Ranked Among Top Energy Law Firms by Houston Business Journal

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, once again has earned a spot on the Houston Business Journal’s list of the leading energy law firms in Houston, alongside some of city’s biggest and oldest firms. The Houston Business Journal Book of Lists 2015-2016 includes the largest companies in Houston from a […]

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 […]

Houston Litigation Boutique AZA Again Earns ‘Best Law Firms’ National Ranking

HOUSTON – The commercial litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is being recognized for the fourth year among the nation’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. Houston-based AZA, acclaimed as a boutique that can go head-to-head against much bigger law firms, […]

Eight Lawyers with Houston Litigation Firm AZA Chosen for Texas Super Lawyers List

HOUSTON –Five name partners and three other lawyers with Houston litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have earned selection to the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers, a listing of the state’s top lawyers. Three partners, Joseph Ahmad, John Zavitsanos and Todd Mensing, also are being recognized among the top 100 lawyers […]

National Oilwell Varco Beats Mud King In Stolen Trade Secrets Case

HOUSTON – Houston-based National Oilwell Varco LP (NYSE:NOV), the worldwide designer and manufacturer of oil and gas drilling and production equipment, has won nearly $400,000 from Mud King Products Inc. after a bankruptcy judge found that Mud King paid an NOV employee to steal hundreds of NOV’s secret mud pump blueprints that Mud King was […]

AZA Partner Tim Shelby Earns Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest Peer Review Ranking

HOUSTON – Commercial litigator Tim Shelby of Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent peer review rating, the highest rating offered by the annual guide to the nation’s top lawyers. Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review ratings are based on confidential reviews from lawyers and judges. Mr. Shelby secured AV […]

AZA Partner Tim Shelby Quoted in Texas Lawyer, Law360 on Litigation Amid Low Oil Prices

HOUSTON – The legal publications Texas Lawyer and Law360 recently called on commercial litigator Tim Shelby of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, for his perspectives on how low oil prices are impacting the Texas legal landscape. Mr. Shelby regularly represents AZA’s clients in significant oil and gas cases. “There will be […]

Air Liquide Awarded Damages, Attorneys’ Fees and Injunction in Contract Dispute

HOUSTON – Houston-based Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP prevailed on all claims in a Fort Bend County jury trial where the company collected $1.7 million from a customer that had sued seeking damages in a contract dispute. Attorneys at Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, defeated a claim by NRM, a […]

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