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John Saba

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John Saba is a technology lawyer and litigator with experience in a variety of technical areas including, patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, data security and privacy, governmental investigations and cybercrimes. John has represented and counseled clients in complex and commercial business disputes including, business torts, breach of contract claims, fraud, DTPA violations, as well others. John has extensive litigation and courtroom experience with the completion of seven jury trials in his career. Prior to law school, John worked in the technology industry as a data network consultant for Lucent Technologies, Inc.

Practice Area

Representative Experience

  • Represented clients (both plaintiffs and defendants) in a variety of multi-million dollar patent infringement lawsuits before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Represented a software-as-a-service company in a matter involving a breach of computer security.
  • Represented software and technology companies in lawsuits involving trade secrets misappropriation.
  • Represented software and technology companies involved in licensing disputes.
  • Represented clients in trademark infringement suits.
  • Represented clients in copyright infringement suits.
  • Represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex business disputes involving such claims as breach of partnership, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and breach of contract, as well as shareholder derivative claims.
  • Represented companies in governmental investigations.
  • Represented a client in a lawsuit against the Attorney General to challenge the disclosure of information via the Public Information Act (open records request).

Professional Qualifications

Admitted to bar, 2002, Texas. Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas.

Education

  • Trinity University (B.S. Bus. Admin.1996);
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law (J.D. 2002)
  • St. Mary’s Law Journal, Board Member (Comment Editor, 2002)

Awards and Publications

  • Mr. Saba was named a “Texas Rising Star” in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation by Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly Magazine in 2009.
  • Texas Legislature Goes Phishing: The New Anti-Phishing, 68 Texas B.J. 706 (2005);
  • eProclamation: No More Spam in Texas, 66 Texas B.J. 660 (2003);
  • Internet Property Rights: eTrespass, 33 St. Mary’s L.J. 367 (2002).

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