Derek Gilliland focuses on trying cases. While he oversees the
firm’s intellectual property litigation practice, Derek handles
all types of civil lawsuits including personal injury, products
liability, and breach of contracts.
In 2013, Derek was co-lead trial counsel for the team that
obtained a $95,795,507 verdict in federal court in Tacoma,
Washington for Syntrix Biosystems. This is the largest patent
infringement verdict in the State of Washington and was the 20th
largest verdict in the United States during 2013 according to ALM.
The verdict was settled on appeal for $70,000,000.
Derek has successfully argued before the Texas Supreme Court on
behalf of a personal injury plaintiff in the case of Daughters of
Charity Health Services of Waco v. Linnstaedter, 226 S.W.3d 409
Derek is a frequent seminar speaker for the Texas State Bar,
AIPLA, and other professional organizations.
Baylor University School of Law (J.D. 1998), magna cum laude
Texas A&M University (B.S.M.E. 1993), magna cum laude
Bar Admissions and Registrations
State of Texas; United States District Courts for the Eastern,
Western, and Northern Districts of Texas; United States District
Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; The United States
Court of Appeals for the Federal and Fifth Circuits
Registered Patent Attorney with United States Patent & Trademark