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Four Ward, Smith & Hill Attorneys Honored in 2020 Best Lawyers in America

August 16, 2019

LONGVIEW, Texas – Four attorneys with the intellectual property and business trial firm Ward, Smith & Hill have been recognized in the Best Lawyers in America guide for 2020. Firm founder Johnny Ward earned recognition for his litigation work in intellectual property cases, an honor he has secured each year since 2016. Firm partner Wesley Hill and Of Counsel T….

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Ward, Smith & Hill Honored Among Best IP Trial Firms by International Legal Guide

July 9, 2019

LONGVIEW, Texas – East Texas law firm Ward, Smith & Hill has earned recognition in the 2019 edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals based on the high-profile courtroom successes and the professional reputations of the firm’s trial team.  The firm’s name partners Johnny Ward and Wes Hill are also recognized individually for their work in intellectual…

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Ward, Smith & Hill Promotes Attorney Andrea Fair to Partner

February 26, 2019

LONGVIEW, Texas – Trial law firm Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, is pleased to announce that firm attorney Andrea L. Fair has been promoted to partner. Ms. Fair, whose promotion became effective Feb. 1, handles intellectual property and business litigation. She serves on the firm’s trial team, participating in several phases, including picking the jury, directing and cross-examining…

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$43M Awarded to Intellectual Ventures I LLC in Patent Infringement Trial

February 20, 2019

MARSHALL, Texas – A Texas jury awarded $43 million to Intellectual Ventures I LLC after finding telecom heavyweights T-Mobile and Ericsson Inc. infringed on the company’s patents used for wireless services for the LTE network. The jury awarded $34 million against T-Mobile and $9 million against Ericsson. The jury also determined T-Mobile…

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Appellate Court Affirms Judgment Enforcing Five-Year Covenant Not to Compete

January 28, 2019

LONGVIEW, Texas – A Texas appellate court has affirmed a trial court’s ruling in an employment contract lawsuit by oil and gas services company Ma-Tex Wire Rope Company, Inc. against a former employee and his new employer. A panel of judges including Chief Justice Josh R. Morriss III of the Sixth Court of Appeals in Texarkana affirmed the trial…

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