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Three AZA Courtroom Attorneys Earn Selections in “Who’s Who in Energy” List

HOUSTON – The complex commercial litigation and intellectual property boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is home to three attorneys who have earned selection to the “Who’s Who in Energy” list of energy industry leaders in seven major U.S. cities. AZA partners Sean Gorman, Todd Mensing and John Zavitsanos were selected […]

New Hires at AZA Boost Firm’s Intellectual Property, Energy Litigation Practices

HOUSTON – The complex commercial litigation and intellectual property boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is continuing to grow with the addition of two experienced attorneys in Houston. Commercial business litigator Megan Bibb and intellectual property lawyer Kyril Talanov will help bolster AZA’s existing work for clients in complex commercial litigation […]

AZA Law Firm Recognized Among Nation’s Best for Commercial Litigation

Houston firm earns national recognition from The Best Lawyers in America HOUSTON – The Houston-based complex commercial litigation and intellectual property firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. (or AZA) is being recognized by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the country’s “Best Law Firms.” The […]

Air Liquide Files Lawsuit Against Linde Gas Over Purified Hydrogen Contract

HOUSTON – Houston-based Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP has filed a lawsuit against Linde Gas North America LLC to enforce a contract for the purchase of purified hydrogen. The lawsuit includes damages claims related to Linde Gas’ failure to honor the contract terms. According to the lawsuit, an Air Liquide affiliate entered into a […]

National Oilwell Varco Sues CeRam-Kote over Alleged Bribery Tied to Knockoff Oilfield Equipment

HOUSTON – Houston-based National Oilwell Varco LP (NOV), an international  designer and manufacturer of oil and gas drilling and production equipment, has filed a lawsuit against Big Springs, Texas-based CeRam-Kote Inc. based on claims that CeRam-Kote’s president bribed an NOV employee to produce a knockoff version of NOV’s proprietary oilfield equipment. In October 2012, NOV […]

European Bank LBBW Sues Wells Fargo Over Alleged $1.5 Billion Securities Fraud

NEW YORK – European bank LBBW Luxemburg S.A. has filed a lawsuit in New York federal court over an alleged $1.5 billion securities fraud scheme that ensnared both the bank and the Zuni Indian Tribe. Attorneys John Zavitsanos, Sean Gorman, and David Warden of the Houston-based litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. […]

National Oilwell Varco Wins Restraining Order Over Stolen Designs Used in Chinese Knockoffs

HOUSTON – Houston-based National Oilwell Varco LP (NOV), the worldwide designer and manufacturer of oil and gas drilling and production equipment, has won a temporary restraining order against Mud King Products Inc. as part of an industrial espionage lawsuit filed by NOV over stolen proprietary blueprints used to create Chinese knockoffs for resale in the […]

Attorneys from Houston’s AZA Law Firm Honored by Texas Super Lawyers

Lawyers Ahmad & Zavitsanos in Texas Top 100 HOUSTON – Six attorneys from the complex litigation and intellectual property law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have earned spots on the 2012 Texas Super Lawyers list of the state’s top attorneys, including appearances in the Top 100 in Texas and Top […]

AZA Lawyers Secure Houston Bankruptcy Court Win

Litigators Amir Alavi, Jane Robinson get claims tossed from court HOUSTON – Attorneys Amir Alavi and Jane Robinson from the complex commercial litigation firm Ahmad, Anaipakos, Zavitsanos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, successfully secured a complete dismissal of shareholder oppression and breach of fiduciary duty claims for their client in a federal bankruptcy case […]

Five from Houston’s AZA Law Firm Earn Spots in Best Lawyers Guide

National rankings for noted commercial litigation, intellectual property firm  HOUSTON – Five litigators from the Houston complex litigation and intellectual property law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., also known as AZA, are being recognized among the nation’s top lawyers in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The AZA attorneys […]

Mistras Group Wins Houston Trademark Lawsuit Against Sentinel Integrity

Successful final judgment for Mistras Group dissolves opponent’s claimed trademark HOUSTON – A Houston federal judge has entered a final judgment in favor of Princeton, N.J.-based oilfield services provider Mistras Group Inc. (NYSE: MG) as part of a trademark lawsuit filed by a competing company that sought $8 million in damages but was awarded nothing […]

Versata Software Sues Cloud9 Analytics, Nehanet in Delaware Patent Claims

AZA law firm represents Texas-based company in claims over sales software patents WILMINGTON, Delaware – Versata Software Inc. has filed two patent infringement lawsuits against sales-analytics vendor Cloud9 Analytics Inc. of Redwood Hills, Calif., and business-management software provider Nehanet Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif., based on claims that both companies have used Versata’s patents to […]

Versata Sues Volusion for Patent Infringement in Eastern District of Texas

MARSHALL, Texas – Versata Software Inc. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against competing software developer Volusion Inc. based on three Versata patents that the company says Volusion is using without permission to produce e-commerce software. Versata, formerly known as Trilogy Software Inc., filed the claim based on allegations that Volusion is infringing the Versata […]

Intellectual Property Lawyer Brian Simmons Joins Houston Litigation Firm AZA

HOUSTON – The Houston complex commercial litigation and intellectual property firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is pleased to announce that intellectual property attorney Brian E. Simmons has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Mr. Simmons focuses his intellectual property practice on patent and trade secret litigation, patent counseling, due diligence […]

Mistras Group Wins Houston Trademark Lawsuit, Opponent’s Trademark Dissolved

HOUSTON – A federal jury has ruled in favor of Princeton, N.J.-based oilfield services provider Mistras Group Inc. (NYSE: MG) following an $8 million trademark claim lodged by a competitor. Mistras was sued by Houston-based Sentinel Integrity Solutions Inc. in May 2010 over alleged trademark infringement related to a stylized logo. Mistras was represented by […]

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