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Benchmark Litigation Names Johnny Ward to Top Litigators List, Recognizes Wesley Hill as Future Star

October 29, 2018

LONGVIEW, Texas – Benchmark Litigation, a leading legal guide that recognizes the nation’s best law firms and attorneys, has recognized Ward, Smith & Hill founder Johnny Ward as a top Texas attorney in the 2019 edition for his intellectual property trial expertise. The guide named Mr. Ward a Local Litigation Star. The publication also…

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Wes Hill Provides Insight to Texas Lawbook’s Article on the Status of Patent Lawsuits Filed in Texas

October 12, 2018

The Texas Lawbook recently reported that the number of patent infringement lawsuits filed in the state is seeing a downward trend, with the East Texas docket declining the first six months of this year. Firm Partner Wes Hill provided insight on the patent litigation trends in Texas. While the report states that new patent infringement cases have…

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Four Ward, Smith & Hill Attorneys Honored on 2018 Texas Super Lawyers List

September 9, 2018

LONGVIEW, Texas – Four attorneys with East Texas trial law firm Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, have earned spots on the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list recognizing the state’s top lawyers. Firm founder Johnny Ward earned selection to the lists of the Top 100 lawyers in Texas and in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Among the state’s top intellectual property litigation…

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Global Patent Legal Guide Recognizes East Texas Law Firm Ward, Smith & Hill

June 19, 2018

LONGVIEW, Texas – The East Texas trial law firm Ward, Smith & Hill once again earned a place in IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018, a unique legal guide that spotlights top patent firms and professionals around the globe. The guide describes Ward, Smith & Hill as a “litigation specialist well-known and respected among those who…

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Ward, Smith & Hill Helps Secure $502.6M Patent Infringement Win Against Apple

April 16, 2018

TYLER, Texas – A jury has awarded internet security software company VirnetX (NYSE AMERICAN: VHC) $502.6 million, finding Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) willfully infringed on four patents used for VPN on Demand and Facetime in Apple products. The finding that Apple willfully infringed on four VirnetX communications patents could lead to higher damages. The liability and damages verdict was returned…

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