Bruce S. Sostek

USA - Texas

Thompson & Knight LLP
One Arts Plaza, 1722 Routh Street
Suite 1500
Dallas, Texas 75201

Tel: 214.969.1237


Bruce Sostek serves as the Firm’s Dallas Office Leader and focuses his practice on intellectual property, technology, complex commercial litigation, and IP and business counseling.

He has tried cases involving patent, trademark, and copyright infringement; theft of trade secrets; unfair competition; and other intellectual property concerns in federal courts throughout the country, at the International Trade Commission, and on appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. He is actively involved in data privacy and cybersecurity issues, and has worked with multiple clients on major data breaches and fraudulent transfers.

Bruce has an active media, sports, and entertainment law practice, including having represented several prominent Texas sports teams. He also counsels clients on the identification, valuation, licensing, and litigation of intellectual property assets and on how to use intellectual property to advance strategic business objectives.

Bruce is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been listed among the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” by Lawdragon. He was named the Dallas Litigation-Patent “Lawyer of the Year” in 2017 and 2013 by The Best Lawyers in America® and is regularly listed in Chambers USA “Leaders in Their Field,” Texas Super Lawyers®, and as a Best Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine. According to clients quoted in Chambers USA 2016, Bruce is “brilliant in the courtroom, gives good advice, and gains the confidence of his clients.”

He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University School of Law, where he teaches a course in patent litigation, and is a regular speaker and author on a variety of intellectual property topics.

Our Intellectual Property and Innovation attorneys focus on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, related technology matters, and all aspects of innovation.

In the non-adversarial context, we assist clients with the strategic creation and use of intellectual property assets and portfolios to advance business objectives, including assisting with licensing, technology transfers, and the development and protection of all types of intellectual property. In the adversarial context, we assist clients in federal and state district court litigation, in appeals, and before the International Trade Commission. We regularly counsel and represent clients on issues of patent, trademark, and copyright infringement; acts of unfair competition; and theft of trade secrets. Many of the matters we handle have been valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

While intellectual property is usually a necessary part of innovation, our clients see innovation as a broader endeavor—one that requires merging creativity with business, legal, and technical acumen. Our attorneys take special interest in innovation and are uniquely positioned to assist our clients.

Established in Dallas in 1887, Thompson & Knight has been at the forefront of ground-breaking litigation and transactions that have historically shaped the legal and business communities in Texas and the Southwest.

Today, Thompson & Knight maintains that influence and leadership as one of the oldest and largest firms in the state, with more than 300 attorneys in its Texas and New York offices, and international offices and associations in the Americas, North Africa, and Europe. With a client-focused, team-oriented culture that prizes innovation and responsiveness, Thompson & Knight takes pride in the independence and determination that are hallmarks of the Firm’s roots in the Lone Star State.

Bruce Sostek operates a broad contentious IP practice that regularly sees him handle patent, trademark and copyright infringement matters. He offers experience handling appellate and ITC disputes.
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