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

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 property litigation.

The guide notes that when it comes to patent actions, Mr. Ward and Mr. Hill are “second to none,” and are “eminently capable litigators with exceptional trial craft and great judgment, they can handle an important case from start to finish and are so much more than just local counsel.”

To learn more about Ward, Smith & Hill’s patent litigation practice, visit https://wsfirm.com/practice-areas/patent-litigation/.

The IAM Patent 1000 guide describes Ward, Smith, & Hill as a trial firm that “understands the decision-making mindset of Eastern District of Texas judges better than just about any other firm.”

Known for involvement in high-stakes intellectual property trials, the firm’s successes include serving as local counsel on the trial team that secured a $502.6 million patent infringement win against tech giant Apple Inc. for infringing on VirnetX’s four patents used for VPN on Demand and Facetime in Apple products.

The IAM Patent 1000 guide is compiled based on an extensive research process and interviews with attorneys and in-house counsel to identify potential firms and individual honorees. Those selected have received positive feedback from peers and clients. The guide is distributed through intellectual property management magazine IAM (Intellectual Asset Management).

Longview, Texas-based Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, has tried more than 350 cases to verdict, earning a national reputation in high-stakes claims involving complex commercial litigation, intellectual property law, oil and gas matters, bad faith insurance claims, and serious personal injury claims. The firm frequently assists lawyers nationwide in complex cases before Texas juries. To learn more about the firm, visit https://wsfirm.com.