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Ward, Smith & Hill Attorneys Honored by Texas Super Lawyers

September 11, 2017

LONGVIEW, Texas – East Texas law firm Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC is home to three attorneys selected to the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers listing for their work involving intellectual property litigation. Firm attorneys Johnny Ward, Wesley Hill and former federal Judge T. John Ward are individually singled out for their expertise in intellectual property litigation. Firm founder Johnny Ward has…

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Ward, Smith & Hill Recognized for Three Jury Verdicts in Texas’ Top 100 for 2016

September 1, 2017

LONGVIEW, Texas – Three intellectual property trial wins Ward, Smith & Hill helped secure against technology giant Apple Inc. have been recognized among Texas Lawyer magazine’s list of the Top 100 Verdicts in Texas for 2016. The top three intellectual property verdicts for the year also ranked second, fourth and 16th among all verdicts. “We are honored to be recognized for…

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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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