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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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Five Ward, Smith & Hill Attorneys Honored in 2020 Texas Super Lawyers Listing

October 19, 2020

LONGVIEW, Texas – Texas Super Lawyers honors five attorneys from trial firm Ward, Smith & Hill in the 2020 edition of its top Texas attorneys listing. An honoree since 2003, firm founder Johnny Ward has been recognized for his work in intellectual property litigation and included among the Top 100 attorneys in…

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Seven Ward, Smith & Hill Attorneys Honored in Best Lawyers 2021 Guide

August 20, 2020

LONGVIEW, Texas – Seven trial lawyers with high-stakes commercial litigation and intellectual property law firm Ward, Smith & Hill are being honored in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the nation’s oldest peer-review listing of top attorneys in their practice areas. Since 2016, firm founder Johnny Ward has earned…

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Ward, Smith & Hill Attorneys Among 2020 Texas Rising Stars

March 6, 2020

LONGVIEW, Texas – Two partners of the East Texas trial law firm Ward, Smith & Hill have earned placement in the 2020 Texas Rising Stars listing that showcases top young attorneys in the state. Named to the Rising Stars list since 2017, Andrea Fair is honored for her work in intellectual property litigation. She is also recognized among the Rising…

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