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(Tyler, Texas) — IP Litigation Boutique Garteiser Honea announced that Tom Fasone III joined the firm’s ranks as a Partner. Prior to Garteiser Honea, Mr. Fasone practiced complex commercial and intellectual property litigation for over two decades at the highly acclaimed national law firm of McKool Smith and served as the first Vice President and General Counsel at a Dallas based commercial lighting technology company.
“We are elated by Tom’s decision to join the firm,” said co-founder Chris Honea, also a McKool Smith alum. “I worked closely with Tom on complex patent litigation matters while we were both at McKool, including the landmark i4i v. Microsoft litigation. Tom’s passion and determination for achieving the best outcome for clients coupled with his breadth of abilities in the areas that are key to winning at trial make Tom an exceptional addition to Garteiser Honea.” Garteiser Honea specializes in complex and high stakes patent litigation disputes, preparing them to go to trial.
Mr. Fasone has vigorously fought to protect the intellectual property rights of individual inventors, startup companies, and large corporate clients in high stakes patent disputes before federal courts across the nation and the International Trade Commission. “Practicing beside intellectual property litigation icons Mike McKool, Sam Baxter, and Doug Cawley for nearly two decades was an incredible career-shaping experience. At McKool Smith, there was a superior level of commitment to exceed the expectations of the courts and clients in patent dispute matters.” Fasone said. “So, when the opportunity to join Garteiser Honea presented itself, I had no doubt in my mind it was going to be a great fit. Co-founders Randy Garteiser and Chris Honea, and the rest of the GH team, are a rare find in that they are not only credentialed lawyers with a track record of success but remain driven to protect the rights of inventors in spite of the current legal landscape. I felt right at home.”