Austin Champion represents companies and individuals in complex litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. Austin's experience includes a unique combination of plaintiff-side contingency fee litigation and complex defense litigation involving both business and intellectual property disputes in the telecommunications, finance, energy, technology, real estate, and retail industries.
Austin's business litigation experience includes the prosecution and defense of claims for fraud, false advertising, unfair competition, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duties. In the intellectual property arena, Austin has represented clients in cases involving claims for patent infringement, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and violations of the Lanham Act.
Austin received a B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin and a J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor for the SMU Law Review Association. Austin was recognized as a "Texas Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thomson Reuters service, in 2012 and 2014.
Represented oilfield services provider in suit for fraud and breach of contract against subsidiary of publicly traded oil and gas company.
Currently representing assignee and exclusive licensee in suit for patent infringement in the District of Delaware involving pay-day lending products.
Represented auto dealership in Dallas District Court in suit for conversion, violations of the Texas Theft Liability Act, and fraud arising from the theft and sale of multiple automobiles.
Defended global mobile phone manufacturer in suit for patent infringement arising from internal antenna technology.
Representing business integration software developer in suit for patent infringement against competitor in the Eastern District of Texas.
Representing global telecommunications provider in indemnification matters arising out of patent litigation.
Represented international vending machine distributor in suit against competitor for false advertising and violations of the Lanham Act.
Represented trade group in suit for breach of settlement agreement against software development company in Harris County, Texas.
Defense of claims for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, and unjust enrichment arising out of family dispute in Tarrant County, Texas.
Defended residential developer and home builder against claims for fraud, fraud in a real estate transaction, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty arising out of residential development project in Dallas County, Texas.
Represented regional bank in suit for fraud arising from misrepresentations in the purchase and sale of mortgage-backed securities.
Defended international chemical company against multiple lawsuits involving claims for breach of contract, quantum meruit, and foreclosure of liens arising form industrial construction projects.
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Recognized as a "Texas Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thomson Reuters service, in 2012 and 2014.
"Stays of Litigation Pending Post-AIA Patent Review," Dallas Bar Association IP Section, March 2014
IP Enforcement & Litigation
State Bar of Texas
U.S District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Court
J.D. (cum laude), Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2008
- Articles Editor, SMU Law Review Association
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2005