First chair jury trials

Pre-filing consultation & investigation

Fact & expert discovery

Markman hearings

Federal Circuit Appeals

Prior to starting his own firm, Floyd Nation was a partner in Arnold, White and Durkee and then Winston & Strawn -- both powerhouse firms noted for their IP litigation expertise.  He has brought his forty years of experience to his new firm and will continue to provide first class representation in a more personal and cost efficient manner.

He has tried jury cases in the mechanical and electromechanical fields as well as those involving chemistry, software, business methods, biotechnology, and electronics. He has litigated matters concerning a variety of medical devices, oilfield equipment, food processing, semiconductor devices, software, and pharmaceuticals. In addition to serving as lead trial counsel in patent matters, he has counseled clients on Markman hearings, mediation, licensing, and infringement and validity matters.

Floyd’s representative patent matters in which he served as lead trial counsel include the following:

Streck, Inc. v. Research and Diagnostic Systems, et al. (D. Neb.; Fed. Cir.)  Trial and appellate counsel to Streck where a jury found Streck’s patents to a hematology control valid and infringed and the court issued a permanent injunction.   The Federal Circuit affirmed on appeal.

Streck, Inc. v. Research and Diagnostic Systems. (D. Neb.; Fed. Cir.)  Trial and appellate counsel to Streck in an action pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 146.  The court found the Streck inventors were first to invent and awarded Streck priority.  The Federal Circuit affirmed and the Supreme Court denied cert.

CollegeNET, Inc. v. MarketLinx, Inc. (W.D. Tx.; Fed. Cir.)  Counsel for CoreLogic/MarketLinx involving a software system for the multiple listing service used in the real estate industry.  A favorable summary judgment of invalidity for obviousness was granted and the Federal Circuit affirmed.   

Crystal Semiconductor Corp. v. Opti Inc. (W.D. Tx.)   Trial counsel for Crystal in an action regarding semiconductor chip design. A jury found the Crystal patents valid, infringed, and enforceable and awarded $46 million.



Asyst Technologies, Inc. v. Empak Corp. (N.D. Cal.; Fed. Cir.) Trial counsel in an action regarding a tracking system for a semiconductor wafer fab.  The court granted a favorable judgment as a matter of law holding the Asyst patent invalid for obviousness.

Streck Laboratories, Inc. v. Beckman Coulter(D. Neb.) Trial counsel in an infringement action regarding controls for hematology instruments.  It was favorably settled after 8 days of trial before a jury.

Deborah Charms v. Guidant Corp. (W.D. Tx.; Fed. Cir.)  Trial and appellate counsel for Guidant in an action regarding implantable heart defibrillators. The court granted summary judgment that the Charms patent was invalid for anticipation.  The Federal Circuit affirmed on appeal.

Storage Technology Corp. v. Quantum Corp.  (D. Colo.)  Trial counsel for Quantum in a multiple patent infringement action involving magnetic tape data storage devices and media.  Case favorably settled during trial after a successful preliminary injunction hearing.

Floyd received a B.M.E. in 1968 from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a J.D., with honors, in 1974 from the University of Texas School of Law.

Bar Admissions



U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

USCA - Federal Circuit

USCA - 5th Circuit

USCA - 11th Circuit

Southern District of Texas

Eastern District of Texas

Northern District of Texas

Western District of Texas

Eastern District of Wisconsin

District of Nebraska

Arizona District Court

Northern District of California


Law School 

University of Texas

JD, 1974


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Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices


Telecommunications and Wireless

Automotive and Transportation

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