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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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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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