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Texas Jury Awards $21M Verdict Against Hughes Network Systems for Patent Infringement

August 22, 2017

MARSHALL, Texas – An East Texas jury has awarded $21.1 million in damages to Elbit Systems Ltd. after finding that Hughes Network Systems, LLC infringed one of its groundbreaking patents related to high-speed satellite communications. The jury also determined the patent is valid in the verdict it delivered on Aug. 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District…

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Ward, Smith & Hill Lawyers Earn Two of the Top 100 Verdicts in 2016

April 25, 2017

LONGVIEW, Texas – Two verdict wins by the East Texas law firm of Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, are recognized among the nation’s Top 100 Verdicts for 2016, according to VerdictSearch and The National Law Journal. The verdicts occurred within two weeks of each other and both involved patent infringement claims against tech giant Apple Inc. A jury award of…

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Ward Smith & Hill helps Whirlpool Win $7.6 Million Texas Jury Verdict

March 30, 2017

MARSHALL, Texas – An East Texas jury has awarded Whirlpool Corp. $7.6 million, finding that a California company willfully infringed the patent protecting Whirlpool’s replacement water filters for refrigerators. The jury delivered the verdict against TST Water, LLC, on March 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall. The finding that the patent infringement…

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East Texas law firm Ward, Smith & Hill helps secure win against Motorola

March 27, 2017

MARSHALL, Texas – An East Texas federal jury has awarded $9.17 million to Plano, Texas-based Saint Lawrence Communications, LLC, after finding that Motorola Mobility, LLC, willfully infringed five patents for HD Voice technology used in its modern mobile phones. Jurors reached their verdict on March 24 after a week-long trial and almost four hours of deliberations in the U.S. District…

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East Texas Law Firm Ward, Smith & Hill Promotes Brett F. Miller to Partner

January 13, 2017

LONGVIEW, Texas – High-stakes trial law firm Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, has named attorney Brett F. Miller a partner in the firm, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Mr. Miller, a civil litigator who leads the firm’s family law practice, also represents clients in matters involving oil and gas, commercial disputes, employment law, real estate and personal injury. “Brett has…

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