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Robert Faulkner

Hon. Robert Faulkner (Ret.)

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Judy Stephenson
T: 214-891-4523
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8401 N. Central Expressway , Suite 610 , Dallas , TX 75225
A retired Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, Judge Faulkner brings to JAMS over 35 years of distinguished service from the federal judiciary and private law practice. Judge Faulkner’s reputation and ADR success have catapulted him into an International ADR practice. Judge Faulkner has earned a reputation of never giving up on a case until it settles. The Judge takes an active role in the cases that he is assigned, looking for settlement opportunities at every stage of litigation from pre-Markman to post judgment.

Technology Areas: Design Industry, Entertainment Industry, Product Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Telecommunications Industry

Representative Matters

  • Copyright
    • Copyright violations against New York designer firm
    • Entertainment industry case involving copyright violation against Canadian corporation
  • International IP Matters
    • International patent infringement suit by Michigan-based company against a Chinese company and a Taiwanese company
    • International patent infringement suit between two large suppliers of General Motors and Caterpillar
    • Alleged infringement of patents that relate to electrical connectors
  • Mock hearings and focus groups in areas such as Markman hearings and patent litigation
  • Patents
    • Mediated multiple cases involving technology disputes including infringement on patents relating to MP3 music reproduction and speech recognition
    • Patent infringement suit against the nation’s largest cable companies and satellite providers: Charter, Cox, Comcast, Time Warner, Cable One, Echostar, and Direct TV
    • Patent Infringement suit against Juniper Networks, Nortel Networks, Lucent Technologies, Cisco Systems, and Alcatel USA
    • Dispute between industry leader in product manufacturing and competitor over patent, trademark, and trade secrets
    • Patent infringement suit involving “Multifocal Ophthalmic Lens”
  • Trade Secrets
    • Patent infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets concerning medical implant devices
    • Two lawsuits; one involving patent infringement and the other, trademark violations
  • Trademark
    • Trademark/trade name infringement case involving national company
  • Member, Pulaski County Bar Association (President, 1985-1986)
  • Magistrates' Advisory Committee to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts
  • Advisory Committee to Implement Federal Magistrate Act
  • Chairman, Standards for the Administration of Criminal Justice Committee, Arkansas Bar Association
  • Delegate, House of Delegates, Arkansas Bar Association
  • Committee on Legislative Organization (Appointed by Governor Bumpers)
  • Project Director for the Governor, Constitutional Reform
  • President, Federal Magistrate Judges Association
  • Instructor, Criminal Procedure, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, (seven semesters)
  • Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1992-2003
  • Attorney, Management Review, Administrative Office of United States Courts, Magistrate Judges Division, 1988-1992
  • Candidate, United States Congress, 1985-1986
  • Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Arkansas Eastern District, 1973-1985
  • Private law practice and Magistrate Judge (part-time), 1971-1973
  • Executive Secretary (Chief of Staff), Governor Winthrop Rockefeller, 1969-1971
  • Legislative Liaison, Governor's Office, 1968-1969
  • Commissioner, Arkansas State Claims Commission, 1967-1969 (Chairman, 1969)
  • Private law practice, 1966-1968
  • LL.B., University of Arkansas School of Law, 1965
  • B.A., (Distinguished Military Graduate), Quachita Baptist University, 1960

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