Josh Thane is a partner at haltom & doan. In just over 10 years of practice, Josh has handled 100s of cases throughout state and federal courts in Arkansas and Texas. During his time with haltom & doan, Josh has handled litigation at all stages, including taking and defending depositions, drafting pre-trial and post-trial briefings, handling pre-trial and post-trial hearings, picking the jury, and examining and cross-examining key fact and expert witnesses. Most recently, in January 2018, Josh served as co-lead counsel in a successful jury trial for a plaintiff in a breach of contract case. Just two months earlier, Josh and a trial team from haltom & doan helped garner a heralded defense win for Hewlett Packard Enterprise in a patent infringement case in the Eastern District Texas. The jury in Network-1 v. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company returned a complete defense verdict finding all asserted claims of Network-1’s Remote Power Patent (U.S. Patent No. 6,218,930) invalid and not infringed.

Josh’s trial victories include headline worthy verdicts for both plaintiffs and defendants, including:

  • Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. v. Mountain Valley Spring Company, LLC, Western District of Arkansas;
  • Bright Response, LLC v. Yahoo!, Inc., Eastern District of Texas;
  • Eolas Technologies, Inc. v. Yahoo!, Inc. and, Inc., Eastern District of Texas;
  • Walker Chapel C.M.E Church v. Linda Hughey, et al., Circuit Court of Miller County, Arkansas;
  • Network-1 Technologies, Inc. v. Hewlett-Packard Company & Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, Eastern District of Texas; and
  • CEATS, Inc. v. TicketNetwork, Inc. and Ticket Software LLC, Eastern District of Texas.

Outside of trial, Josh has also successfully litigated and resolved cases involving patent infringement, antitrust, breach of contract, fraud, business partnership disputes, and personal injury. His broad range of experience helps him counsel clients to achieve their objectives, whether through early resolution or trial.

Every year since 2012, Josh has been recognized by his peers and selected to the Texas Rising Stars list by Thomson Reuters. He is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and currently serves as the Nominating Fellow for District 1 of the Foundation. Josh is also an Associate Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Arkansas Bar Association, the Northeast Texas Bar Association, the Southwest Arkansas Bar Association, the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, the Texarkana Bar Association, the Texarkana Young Lawyers Association and the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce. He is Past President of the Texarkana Bar Association and also a 2009 graduate from Leadership Texarkana.

  • Business and Commercial
  • Class Actions

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • B.S. – University of Arkansas (2004)
  • J.D. – University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2007)
Awards & Honors
  • Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Star” – Thomson Reuters (2012-2014)
Publications / Seminars
  • Texas Bar CLE course –“Choosing and Courting a Jury: Picking a Jury in a Patent Case” – May 2018
  • Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference – “Power of Persuasion in a Paperless World.  Writing for the Re-Wired Brain” – October 2014
Representative Reported Opinions
  • E-Lynxx Corporation v. Innerworkings, Inc., et al., 958 F.Supp.2d 569 (M.D. Pa. 2013)
  • Clear with Computers, LLC v. Altec Industries, Inc., Case No. 6:14-cv-79, Case No. 6:14-cv-89, 2015 WL 993392, (E.D. Tex. Mar. 3, 2015), aff’d, No. 15-1525 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 9, 2016)
  • Eolas Techs. Inc. v., Inc., 521 Fed. App’x. 928 (Fed. Cir. 2013) (mem.)
  • Southern Wine v. Mountain Valley, 712 F.3d 397 (8th Cir. 2013)
  • Southern Wine v. Mountain Valley, 646 F.3d 526 (8th Cir. 2011)
  • Arkansas State Courts
  • Texas State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
Professional Affiliations
  • Litigation Counsel of America - Associate Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association (House of Delegates Member 2016-2017)
  • Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
  • Northeast Texas Bar Association
  • Southwest Arkansas Bar Association
  • Harrison County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texarkana Bar Association (President, 2013-2014; Vice President 2012-2013, Secretary 2009-2011)
  • Texarkana Young Lawyers Association
  • Graduate of Arkansas Bar Leadership Academy
Community Involvement
  • Texarkana Chamber of Commerce
  • United Way of Greater Texarkana (Former Board Member)
  • Graduate of Leadership Texarkana