HOUSTON, June 26, 2014 /PR Newswire/ -- Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC partners Mike Sutton and Bob McAughan have each been selected as a Fellow in the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of the Litigation Counsel of America in recognition of their career achievements in litigations and trials.
Sutton is a veteran trial lawyer with over 40 years of experience in all facets of intellectual property litigation in a wide variety of industries and specializing in oilfield services related technologies, has been described in Chambers USA as "top-notch litigator," a "very strategic thinker" and a "very effective trial lawyer." Two of Sutton's recent verdicts, including a trade secret and a patent case, were recognized as Top Texas Verdicts by Texas Lawyer magazine. Sutton won and holds the largest-ever attorneys' fees award in a copyright case.
McAughan has over 20 years of experience in all facets of intellectual property litigation and strategic counseling and transactions. He has been described in Chambers USA as "an exceptional lawyer who understands things quickly and thinks outside the box" who is "very bright, hard-working and energetic" and a "super trial lawyer." A seasoned litigator, McAughan also works with clients to develop strategic approaches for identifying and procuring IP rights, aligning IP assets with business objectives, and protecting against competitor IP rights.