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Texas Jury Returns $166M Verdict in AT&T Patent Dispute

January 26, 2023

LONGVIEW, Texas – An Eastern District of Texas jury has returned a $166.3 million verdict in a patent infringement lawsuit against AT&T for infringing two Finesse Wireless LLC patents. Utah-based Finesse filed the lawsuit in August 2021 alleging that AT&T’s 4G LTE and 5G networks infringed its patents for reducing interference from unwanted signals in wireless communications. The…

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Ward, Smith & Hill Firm Named to List of Best Law Firms for 2023

November 4, 2022

LONGVIEW, Texas – Ward, Smith & Hill has earned top-tier ranking on the 2023 edition of Best Law Firms in America legal guide for work in intellectual property and patent litigation. The boutique trial law firm was also recognized for personal injury litigation on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. “Endorsements from industry peers in the legal profession are always something special,”…

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Three Ward, Smith & Hill Partners Named to 2023 Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America Listing

October 14, 2022

LONGVIEW, Texas – Ward, Smith & Hill partners Johnny Ward, Wesley Hill and Chad Everingham have earned recognition in the Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America 2023, an inaugural listing featuring some of the nation’s best attorneys based on their representation of corporations…

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Seven Ward Smith & Hill Attorneys Honored in the 2022 Texas Super Lawyers Guide

September 21, 2022

LONGVIEW, Texas – The publishers of Texas Super Lawyers have recognized seven Ward, Smith & Hill attorneys in the 2022 edition of the highly respected guide to the state’s leading attorneys. The 2022 Super Lawyers honorees include: Name partner Johnny Ward, Intellectual Property. Mr. Ward has earned this honor every year since 2003. Name partner

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Ward, Smith & Hill Instrumental in Securing $31.5M Patent Infringement Jury Verdict for Netherlands-based KPN

August 30, 2022

MARSHALL, Texas – An East Texas jury has awarded $31.5 million to Netherlands-based telecommunications company Koninklijke KPN N.V. (KPN) against Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Ericsson Inc. for willfully infringing one of its patents used to improve telecommunications infrastructure systems. The trial took place in the Eastern District of Texas, with the jury also finding…

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