Joseph Grinstein

Susman Godfrey - Texas


1000 Louisiana, Suite 5100
Houston, TX 77002

+1 713 653 7824

Future Star

Joe Grinstein handles cases in every corner of the country. He combines a passion for getting on his feet before judges and juries with the work ethic necessary to master the facts and the law before “showtime.”

  • Atlas Global Technologies v. TP-Link Technologies Co. et al (E.D. Tex.) Won a $37.5 million verdict for Atlas Global Technologies in its patent infringement case against Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer TP-Link.
  • Finesse Wireless v. AT&T Mobility and Nokia of America Corporation (E.D. Tex.) Won a $166.3 million jury verdict on behalf of client Finesse Wireless LLC against AT&T Mobility LLC and Nokia Corporation of America over patent infringement claims relating to wireless networks. The jury delivered the verdict after three hours of deliberation following a week-long trial in the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Waymo v. Uber (N.D. Cal.) Represented Uber in one of the most prominent IP trials in years. The case involved allegations that Uber had misappropriated Waymo trade secrets and infringed Waymo patents relating to self-driving car technology. The lawsuit attracted attention around the world, and the trial was covered by an army of journalists and tech bloggers. The case settled during the first week of trial, in the middle of Grinstein’s cross-examination of Waymo’s lead technical witness.
  • Personalized Media Communications (PMC) v. TiVo (E.D. Tex.) Represented PMC in an arbitration to resolve its long-running licensing dispute with TiVo, formerly known as Gemstar-TV Guide International and Rovi Guides. TiVo had contended that, under its licensing agreement with PMC, it had the exclusive right to enforce infringement actions for functionality not performed by the program guide, but rather performed by digital set-top-boxes, such as the delivery of digital programming content. The arbitrator found in favor of PMC on all issues. Thereafter, Judge Roy Payne entered Final Judgment in favor of PMC.
  • DataQuill Ltd. v. ZTE USA Inc (E.D. Tex.) Won a $31.5 million jury verdict on behalf ofDataQuill Ltd. in a patent case over allegations that ZTE (USA) Inc. infringed two DataQuill patents relating to smartphone technologies.
  • PACT Technologies XPP, AG v. Xilinx, Inc. et al. Obtained a $15.4 million verdict on behalf of PACT XPP Technologies, AG, over allegations that Xilinx, Inc. and Avnet, Inc. had infringed two of PACT’s patents via their sale of certain Xilinx-branded Field Programmable Gate Array devices.
  • UniRAM Technology v. TMSC. Obtained a $30.5 million jury verdict on behalf of UniRAM Technology, Inc. in a trade secrets case. UniRAM alleged that defendant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. had misappropriated UniRAM’s trade secrets regarding specialized computer memory devices known as embedded DRAM.

Joe’s strong academic background has armed me to handle such a diverse caseload. He graduated from Rice University with three majors, conferred summa cum laude. He received his law degree from Yale Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Yale Law Journal and won the school’s mock trial competition. After law school, Joe clerked on the Fifth Circuit for the Hon. Patrick Higginbotham.

Updated Sep 2023