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Ward, Smith & Hill Partner Chad Everingham Earns Chambers USA Honors for Intellectual Property

May 25, 2021

LONGVIEW, Texas – Chambers USA, a distinguished independent legal guide, has honored Ward, Smith & Hill partner Charles “Chad” Everingham IV for his expertise in intellectual property litigation in Texas. Published by London-based Chambers and Partners, the Chambers USA 2021 guide is widely considered the gold standard for business law firms. Selections are based on a rigorous…

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Two Ward, Smith & Hill Partners Earn 2021 Texas Rising Stars Honors

March 23, 2021

LONGVIEW, Texas – High stakes litigation firm Ward, Smith & Hill is proud to announce that firm partners Andrea L. Fair and Brett F. Miller have been named among the state’s top young lawyers in the 2021 edition of Texas Rising Stars. For the second year in a row, Ms. Fair is among the…

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East Texas Jury Awards Nearly $63M, Finds Samsung Infringed on Phone Screen Display Patents

March 9, 2021

MARSHALL, Texas – An East Texas jury has awarded $62.7 million to Ireland-based Solas OLED Ltd. after finding Samsung Display Company Ltd. willfully infringed on two screen display patents used in Samsung Galaxy phones. The six-day trial resulted in a verdict that Samsung had infringed on U.S. patent numbers 7,446,338 and 9,256,311 related to active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) functions…

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Ward, Smith & Hill helps Secure VirnetX $502.8M Patent Win Against Apple

December 9, 2020

TYLER, Texas – An East Texas jury has awarded $502.8 million to software and technology company VirnetX (NYSE: VHC) for damages the company suffered from Apple’s unauthorized use of its patented network security technology. In reaching its damages verdict, the jury determined that Apple owed VirnetX $0.84 in damages for each Apple device used since the launch of the Apple…

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Best Law Firms 2021 Honors Trial Firm Ward, Smith & Hill

November 5, 2020

LONGVIEW, Texas – High-stakes trial firm Ward, Smith & Hill has earned recognition in the 2021 Best Law Firms listing published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. The firm received top rankings for its intellectual property litigation expertise in the Tyler area with additional recognition for patent litigation, as well as representing and defending…

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