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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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Ward, Smith & Hill Attorneys Named to 2018 Texas Rising Stars

March 12, 2018

LONGVIEW, Texas – The trial law firm Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys have been named to this year’s Texas Rising Stars listing. The honorees, recognized as among the brightest young lawyers in the state, will be featured in the April 2018 issues of Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers magazines. Partner Claire Abernathy…

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Ward, Smith & Hill Law Firm Founder Named to Top Litigators List

October 10, 2017

LONGVIEW, Texas – The publishers of Benchmark Litigation have recognized Ward, Smith & Hill founder Johnny Ward as a top Texas attorney in the publication’s 2018 edition highlighting the nation’s best firms and lawyers, singling him out as a “Local Litigation Star 2018” for his intellectual property work. Read more information about Mr. Ward and his practice

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Ward, Smith & Hill Attorneys Honored by Texas Super Lawyers

September 11, 2017

LONGVIEW, Texas – East Texas law firm Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC is home to three attorneys selected to the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers listing for their work involving intellectual property litigation. Firm attorneys Johnny Ward, Wesley Hill and former federal Judge T. John Ward are individually singled out for their expertise in intellectual property litigation. Firm founder Johnny Ward has…

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Ward, Smith & Hill Recognized for Three Jury Verdicts in Texas’ Top 100 for 2016

September 1, 2017

LONGVIEW, Texas – Three intellectual property trial wins Ward, Smith & Hill helped secure against technology giant Apple Inc. have been recognized among Texas Lawyer magazine’s list of the Top 100 Verdicts in Texas for 2016. The top three intellectual property verdicts for the year also ranked second, fourth and 16th among all verdicts. “We are honored to be recognized for…

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