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Ward, Smith & Hill Helps Client Win $9.25 Million East Texas Patent Verdict

July 10, 2015

MARSHALL, Texas – Attorneys Wesley Hill of Longview, Texas-based Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, and Christopher Banys of Palo Alto, California-based Banys, P.C., have won a $9.25 million patent infringement verdict on behalf of the surviving family members of Dallas inventor Charles Freeny Jr. Mr. Hill and Mr. Banys represented Mr. Freeny’s three adult…

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DataQuill Wins $31.5 Million Texas Patent Infringement Verdict against ZTE Corp.

June 30, 2015

Eastern District federal jury says mobile device supplier infringed smartphone patents MARSHALL, Texas – A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall has ordered the fourth-largest supplier of mobile devices in the U.S. to pay $31.5 million for infringing two technology patents owned by DataQuill Ltd. China-based ZTE Corp., which…

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East Texas’ Ward & Smith Adds Longtime Partner to Firm Name; Now Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC

March 16, 2015

LONGVIEW, Texas – Ward & Smith, one of East Texas’ leading trial law firms, is adding longtime firm partner Wesley Hill to the firm name. Ward & Smith Law Firm is now Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC. Mr. Hill has been a partner at the Longview-based firm since 2009, trying almost a dozen of his more than 20…

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Ward & Smith Helps Smartflash Win $532.9 Million Patent Infringement Verdict Against Apple

February 25, 2015

Federal jury finds Smartflash patents valid TYLER, Texas – A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has awarded Tyler, Texas-based Smartflash LLC a $532.9 million verdict after finding that technology giant Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) infringed a series of Smartflash patents in order to produce and sell Apple’s popular iTunes software. The trial…

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Ward & Smith Helps Rembrandt Wireless Technologies Win $15.7 Million Patent Verdict

February 23, 2015

Texas jury issues multimillion-dollar decision against Samsung over Bluetooth patents MARSHALL, Texas – Attorney T. John “Johnny” Ward Jr. of East Texas-based Ward & Smith recently helped firm client Rembrandt Wireless Technologies LP win a $15.7 million patent infringement verdict following a courtroom battle over two patents that cover the same Bluetooth technology commonly found in…

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