Best Lawyers in America Honors Name Partners from Heim, Payne & Chorush

HOUSTON – The three name partners from Houston intellectual property law firm Heim, Payne & Chorush are being recognized for their litigation skills in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Firm founders Michael Heim, Les Payne and Russ Chorush earned placement in the oldest national lawyers guide through evaluations from their peers in the same practice areas and geographic region, as well as vetting from the publication’s researchers. Heim, Payne & Chorush has developed a national reputation representing plaintiffs and defendants in patent infringement and patent-related antitrust litigation in a broad range of technologies. To learn more about the work of the firm’s attorneys, visit

The name partners have earned record verdicts and settlements in patent infringement and patent-related antitrust. Mr. Heim and Mr. Payne have successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in patent infringement litigation involving cutting-edge science and technology at the trial court level, before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in inter partes review proceedings and in appellate matters before the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Chorush has an active class-action antitrust practice that challenges pharmaceutical companies that abuse patent laws in order to maintain competitive advantage. The three are recognized by Best Lawyers for their patent litigation expertise, while Mr. Heim is also honored for his work in intellectual property litigation. The firm’s expertise encompasses a wide range of technologies including microprocessing, computer architecture, memory control systems, cellular telephone systems, data transmission systems, Internet radio, database caching software, online gaming systems, computer-controlled lighting, pharmaceuticals, drilling and other downhole systems, stents, and natural gas conversion systems. Among the most respected peer review publications, the annual Best Lawyers in America guide recognizes leading lawyers in various areas of practice. The complete 2018 edition is available online at

About Heim, Payne & Chorush:
Our attorneys have a wide variety of technical backgrounds and our expertise lets us handle all facets of intellectual property litigation. We handle every aspect of the most complicated patent disputes for some of the largest energy and technology firms, as well as individuals and smaller companies going up against the behemoths of industry.

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