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B.S. Biology, 2006, summa cum laude
Hamad Hamad is a trial attorney at Caldwell, Cassady & Curry, where his practice focuses primarily on intellectual property litigation. Hamad’s experience includes deposing adverse technical witnesses and technical expert witnesses, briefing or arguing claim construction and pre-trial disputes, and working with experts in preparation for trial. Hamad has also assisted clients navigate intellectual property ownership and inventorship disputes. His work on behalf of clients in intellectual property cases has helped Hamad earn a spot on the annual Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list of the state’s best young attorneys since 2015.
Hamad graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor’s of science in biology and then graduated magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, where he served as a member of the Barristers. Hamad was one of a handful of students in his entering law school class that was selected as a recipient of the prestigious William L. Hutchison Scholarship in recognition of academic achievement and commitment to the community.
Hamad is registered to practice as a patent attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Before joining Caldwell, Cassady & Curry, Hamad was an associate at Locke Lord, where his practice included representing clients in patent, trademark, copyright, and domain name disputes and litigation, conducting intellectual property due diligence, preparing intellectual property license and transfer agreements, and helping clients create and maintain intellectual property portfolios.
Hamad has represented clients in matters involving a variety of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, retractable syringes and catheters, heat exchange coils, computerized meal planning, data storage systems, digital encryption, electronic check clearance, network payment systems, Ethernet and data buffering systems, electronic trading card games, interactive distributed internet media, virtual private networks and internet security, remote audio control and access, multimedia content protection and purchasing, mobile payment technologies, and cloud computing.
- Smartflash LLC v. Apple, Inc. et al., Smartflash LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., HTC Corp., et al., Smartflash LLC v. Google, Inc., Smartflash LLC v. Amazon, Inc. et al.Hamad represents Smartflash in its patent infringement actions against Apple, Google, Samsung, HTC, Amazon, and others, related to Smartflash’s data storage and access system patents. Hamad took depositions of engineers and expert witnesses, worked with experts to investigate and analyze accused instrumentalities, prepared briefing for claim construction and pre-trial issues, and worked with experts to prepare for trial. In February 2015, a jury awarded Smartflash over $532 million and found that Apple’s infringement was willful.
- VirnetX, Inc. v. Apple, Inc.Mr. Hamad represents VirnetX in its patent infringement actions against Apple over its infringement of VirnetX’s network security patents in the FaceTime, iMessage, and VPN On Demand features in the popular iPhone and other Apple products. Mr. Hamad handled extensive work with experts to investigate and analyze accused instrumentalities. In the original trial heard in 2012, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas found VirnetX’s patents valid and awarded a $368 million verdict based on Apple’s willful infringement. After the case was sent back for a new trial on damages, Mr. Hamad and other attorneys at Caldwell Cassady & Curry got another win; securing a $625 million verdict for VirnetX in February 2016 after a different Eastern District jury found that Apple continued to infringe VirnetX’s patents following the first trial in order to produce the FaceTime, iMessage and re-designed VPN On Demand features. The jury also found that Apple’s infringement was willful regarding FaceTime and VPN on Demand. The court later vacated its order to consolidate the matters and set the cases for two separate jury trials. In the first new trial heard in October 2016, Mr. Hamad helped VirnetX win a $302 million verdict against Apple.
- Retractable Technologies Inc., et al. v. Becton Dickinson and Co.Hamad represented Retractable Technologies in its patent infringement, antitrust, and false advertising actions against Becton Dickinson. Hamad worked with technical and human behavior experts and briefed pre-trial issues. Retractable went on to win a verdict of over $113 million.