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Darin Klemchuk
Works at Klemchuk LLP (www.klemchuk.com)
Attended Vanderbilt University Law School
Lives in Dallas, Texas
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Selfies -- Everyone loves them, but they raise a number of interesting legal issues.  Read more at 
Selfies are still the rage these days, particularly with celebrities. But what could happen if a Selfie includes more than just one person? In other words, what are the legal implications of when a Selfie is not just a Selfie? Once an informal word, “selfie” was included in the Oxford English Dictionary in November 2013 and is defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded ...
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Shared a new article on project and task management for lawyers.  This system is inspired by David Allen's Getting Things Done system.  
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Want more grit? Find your passion. http://ow.ly/P3JtL
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Stopping Domain Name Hijacking and Domain Name Theft
Domain hijacking, or domain theft, occurs when a person improperly changes the registration of a domain name without permission from the original registrant. A domain can be hijacked for several reasons: to generate money through click-through traffic, for resale to the proper owner or a third party, to add value to an existing business, for malicious reasons, or to achieve notoriety.
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The Importance of Having a Terms of Use Agreement for Your Website and Ecommerce
Terms of Use Agreement is an important step a website operator/owner should take to protect their online business. Terms of Use Agreements can be used to set the ground rules between website operator and users as well as limit the conduct of users and jurisdiction in which disputes may be addressed.
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Basics of Typosquatting and URL Hijacking
Typosquatting (also referred to as URL hijacking or using a fake url) is a form of cybersquatting in which an individual sets up a website that incorporates one of several typographical errors typically made when Internet users type a website address. Typosquatters most often take advantage of four common typographical mistakes.
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Can law firms practice conscious capitalism?  You might be surprised.  
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Thinking of filing a patent application yourself? Check out why you shouldn't - http://ow.ly/P6XQb
Filing patent applications yourself, though could seem like a lower-cost and easier option, can result in more problems than it’s worth.
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Ecommerce - The Importance of Having a Privacy Policy
Privacy policies can be essential aspects of conducting ecommerce. Website operators and online business ownership should give serious consideration to including privacy policies to establish agreement as how personal information is handled and to limit liability. Lawyers familiar with ecommerce and internet law can assist with the drafting of privacy policies.
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Basics of Domain Name Recovery and Domain Name Litigation
As the Internet expands, the number of domain names being used is skyrocketing. There are more than 202 million Internet domain names registered - a number that vastly exceeds the roughly 172,000 words in the Oxford English Dictionary. The buying and selling of domain names has become a multi-million dollar business. Protecting domain names and trademarks from infringement is becoming increasingly important.
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Basics of Protecting and Recovering Domain Names
Domain names - Internet addresses used to identify websites - are an important marketing tool for companies. A domain name that uses the company's name or well-known product is an easy way for customers to locate that specific company on the ever-expanding Internet. And as the Internet grows, so too do the domain name disputes, fights over who owns specific Internet addresses. The following provides the basics for domain name disputes and recover...
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Intellectual Property, Internet, and Business Litigation Trial Lawyer
Employment
  • Klemchuk LLP (www.klemchuk.com)
    Partner, 2009 - present
    We formed the firm to create an innovative law firm business model focused on client satisfaction and a team environment. I have served as Managing Partner of the firm. My practice includes a wide range of intellectual property matters (IP), technology law, Internet and e-commerce law, social media, commercial and business litigation as well as general corporate and IP counseling. I advise clients ranging from start ups and solo inventors to large companies. I focus my practice on mid-market companies in the $5M - $500M range. My IP litigation experience includes enforcing patents and defending companies involved in patent litigation in a variety of industries and technologies including semiconductors, Internet, software, ink technology, water pumping systems, and roofing systems. I also assist clients with obtaining and resisting injunctions in trademark infringement/unfair competition cases as well as enforcing non-competition agreements against departing employees, including seeking temporary injunctions. I also handled trade secret and trade secret misappropriation cases for clients. In addition to IP litigation, I handle a variety of commercial litigation and business disputes including breach of distributorship agreement, breach of contract, enforcement of promissory note agreements, software services agreement, and breach of fiduciary duty cases. In addition to enforcement and litigation, I assist clients with patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, and copyright registration. I also provided clients with assistance regarding internet and technology law, domain name registration and recovery, anti-cyber squatting, and e-commerce law. My practice includes the following practice areas: patent litigation and enforcement, trademark litigation and enforcement, copyright litigation and enforcement, technology law, internet law, domain name disputes, domain name recovery, UDRP proceedings, IP portfolio enforcement, anti-counterfeiting enforcement, copyright registration and protection, trademark registration and protection, patent registration and protection, trade secret protection advice, IP licensing, commercial agreements, commercial and business litigation, and general corporate counseling
  • Cash Klemchuk Powers Taylor LLP
    Co-Founding Partner, 2004 - 2009
    At CKPT, my practice included a wide range of intellectual property (IP), technology law, and commercial and business litigation issues, and I advised clients ranging from start ups and solo inventors to large companies. My IP litigation experience included enforcing patents and defending companies involved in patent litigation in industries including ink technology, water pumping systems, and roofing systems. I also assisted clients with obtaining and resisting injunctions in trademark infringement/unfair competition cases as well as enforcing non-competition agreements against departing employees, including seeking temporary injunctions. I also handled trade secret cases for clients. In addition to IP litigation, I handled a variety of commercial litigation and business disputes including breach of distributorship agreement, breach of contract, enforcement of promissory note agreements, software services agreement, and breach of fiduciary duty cases. In addition to enforcement and litigation, I assisted clients with patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, and copyright registration. I also provided clients with assistance regarding internet and technology law, domain name registration and recovery, cyber squatting, and e-commerce law. In addition to litigation and IP counseling, I also advised clients on corporate strategy for IP ownership including patent and trademark licensing, IP holding company strategies, and exploiting and monetizing patents. My practice also included the following: patent litigation and enforcement, trademark litigation and enforcement, copyright litigation and enforcement, technology law, internet law, domain name disputes, domain name recovery, IP portfolio enforcement, copyright registration and protection, trademark registration and protection, patent registration and protection, trade secret protection advice, IP licensing, commercial and business litigation, and general corporate counseling
  • Thompson Knight LLP
    Senior IP Associate, 1997 - 2004
    As an Intellectual Property (IP) Associate at Thompson Knight LLP, I handled a variety of intellectual property matters including, patent infringement, trademark infringement, unfair competition, copyright infringement, and trade secret misappropriation cases. My IP experience encompassed software, semiconductor, lens, internet systems, and other technologies. I further advised clients on patent prosecution and trademark prosecution. Experience also includes representation of software companies in software development disputes as well as enforcement of copyright portfolios for software companies. I assisted clients with copyright registrations. I also represented clients in a wide range of commercial litigation matters including, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, fraudulent inducement, breach of contract, bankruptcy, tortious interference with contract and prospective contractual relations, unjust enrichment, and business torts. My business litigation experience further included representation of a company in a divorce. In addition to IP legal work, I served on the firm's recruiting and associate committees.
  • Boeing
    Customer Systems Engineer, 1990 - 1994
    Responsible for integrating airline customers into the design process for the 777 airplane development. Specifically, I represented customer interests in the development of the Environmental Control Systems of the 777, which included usability and maintainability of the ECS design. This involved input into the design process, which included software and system integration, CAD/CAM analysis, and Continuous Quality Improvement processes. Prior to the 777 project, I worked with the Environmental Control System (ECS) teams on the 747 and 767 airline programs. This position involved failure analysis, statistical process control, software analysis, CAD design work, modeling and error analysis, vendor integration, and air conditioning system design.
  • Army National Guard
    Sergeant, Infantry, 1991 - 1999
    In the Army National Guard, I served as a squad leader in a mechanized infantry regiment (161st ) in the Seattle area. I graduated from the Army's Infantry School at Fort Benning in December 1991 and received an honorable discharge in 1999.
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Nashville, Tennessee - Seattle, Washington - Salem, Oregon - Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Intellectual Property, Internet, & Business Litigation Trial Attorney | Law Firm Consultant
Introduction

My chief passion is to revolutionize the way legal services are delivered, particularly intellectual property (IP) and technology law.  I am an evangelist for change in how law firms are structured to provide a different kind of experience for not only clients, but also professionals in the legal industry.  One of my greatest career achievements is our firm twice winning honors as one of the best places to work in Dallas, as recognized by the Dallas Business Journal in 2010 and 2011.

As part of this mission, we have embraced conscious capitalism (sometimes called purposeful capitalism) and are attempting to incorporate that philosophy into a law firm structure.  For more on our progress, please see our law firm culture blog at www.culture-counts.com

My law practice focuses on intellectual property (IP), technology law, and Internet law with an emphasis on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, anti-counterfeiting, and commercial litigation.  Specifically, I focus my practice on the following areas:

1.         Patent Litigation and Strategy, Patent Licensing and Monetization

2.         Trademark Litigation and Branding Strategy, Trademark Enforcement and Anti-Counterfeiting

3.         Copyright Litigation and Registration, Copyright Enforcement and Anti-Counterfeiting

4.         Trade Secret and Unfair Competition Litigation, Non-Compete Agreements

5.         E-commerce, Software, Social Media, Internet Transactions and Counseling, and Domain Name Disputes

6.         General Intellectual Property Counseling and Licensing, Commercial Agreements and Contracts

7.         Commercial and Business Litigation

While we represent a wide variety of clients, my ideal clients are large- to mid-market companies ($5-$500M) (private or public).  I have significant experience serving as local counsel to out-of-state parties involved in patent, trademark, copyright, IP and commercial litigation in state and federal courts in Dallas, TX and the Northern and Eastern District of Texas federal courts.  For more information on my law practice, please visit my website at www.klemchuk.com.

In addition to a law practice, I own a legal consulting firm called Elysium Consulting LLC formed to provide a variety of services to lawyers and law firms, including law firm performance consulting, lawyer executive coaching, training, recruiting, marketing, fractional managing partner, and software services. 

When I am not practicing law or trying to change the law firm model, I enjoy working out, spending time with my wife and three children, travel, watching movies, high adrenaline activities, and reading the latest and greatest business book.

Bragging rights
"2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Poperty Law", 2013, American Lawyer Media Dallas Business Journals' "Best Places to Work, " Dallas Business Journal, 2010, 2011 "Best Lawyers- Intellectual Property, " named by D Magazine, 2006-2015 "Best Lawyers Under 40, " named by D Magazine 2002, 2006 “Rising Stars Under 40, ” 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, a Thomson Reuters service “Super Lawyer, ” 2008-2014, a Thomson Reuters service "Top Attorney's in Texas, " 2008, 2009, a Thomson Reuters service 2010 Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Education
  • Vanderbilt University Law School
    Law, 1994 - 1997
  • University of Washington
    Mechanical Engineering, 1986 - 1990
  • Sprague High School
    1982 - 1986
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