We Help Protect Your Clients’ IP

Our attorneys have a long and proven track record of working with other law firms and assuming the joint representation of clients in high-stakes, intellectual property matters in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. We have a reputation for successfully trying patent infringement cases because we have extensive experience in every facet of litigation.

Patents, trade secrets, and other intellectual property often represent highly valuable assets for individual inventors and companies large and small. We know the rules of the road when it comes to trying cases in the Eastern and Western Districts and other jurisdictions. Take a look at our most recent and most notable wins.

2021

March 2021 – Attorneys Johnny Ward, Claire Henry, and Andrea Fair, along with Marc Fenster, Reza Mirzaie and Neil A. Rubin of Russ August & Kabat, helped Solas OLED Ltd. win a $62.7 million patent infringement verdict against Samsung Display Company Ltd.  The six-day trial resulted in a verdict that Samsung had infringed on patents related to active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) functions used in OLED displays for Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Note smartphones. Solas OLED Ltd. v. Samsung Display Co. Ltd. et al., case number 2:19-cv-00152, in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division. Read more here.

2020

October 2020 – Attorney Johnny Ward, along with attorneys from Caldwell Cassady & Curry, helped VirnetX win a $502.8 million patent infringement verdict against Apple Inc. At the end of a four-day retrial, a verdict for liability and damages was returned on October 30. This verdict is the fourth jury verdict that lawyers with Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, have secured for VirnetX in its long-running legal battle against Apple.  VirnetX Inc. et al v. Apple Inc., No. 6:12-cv-00855, in the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division. Read more here.

2019

February 2019 – Ward, Smith & Hill attorneys Johnny Ward, Claire Henry, and Andrea Fair, along with co-counsel Martin J. Black and Kevin M. Flannery of Dechert LLP, helped Intellectual Ventures I LLC secure a $43 million verdict 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.  Case No. 2:17-cv-577; Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. T-Mobile USA, Inc., T-Mobile US, Inc., Ericsson Inc., and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson. Read more here.

2018

November 2018 – Ward, Smith & Hill attorneys Johnny Ward, Claire Henry, and Andrea Fair took the lead in securing a $5.9 million verdict against Samsung on behalf of German intellectual property licensing company Papst Licensing GMBH & Co, KG.  Ward, Smith & Hill was assisted by attorneys from DiNovo Price LLC in Austin. The jury returned a verdict in Papst’s favor on November 5, 2018, finding Samsung infringed two claims of Papst’s patent covering data transfers in phones and tablets.  Case No. 6:18cv388; Papst Licensing GMBH & Co, KG v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et.al.

April 2018Attorney Johnny Ward, along with attorneys from Caldwell Cassady & Curry, helped VirnetX win a $502.6 million patent infringement verdict against Apple Inc. The liability and damages verdict was returned on April 10 at the end of a seven-day trial, and the willful infringement finding was returned the following day. This verdict is the third jury verdict in the past two years that lawyers with Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, have secured for VirnetX in its long-running legal battle against Apple. VirnetX Inc. et al v. Apple Inc., No. 6:12-cv-00855, in the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division. Read more here.

January 2018Wesley Hill, Andrea Fair, and co-counsel at Fish & Richardson, PC represented TicketNetwork.com in a breach of contract action and successfully defeated CEATS’ claim for over $16,000,000.00 in damages. CEATS, Inc. v. TicketNetwork, Inc., No. 2:15-cv-1470, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.

2017

September 2017Wesley Hill and co-counsel at Winston & Strawn LLP successfully defended Alixa Rx LLC and Golden Gate National Senior Care LLC d/b/a Golden Living Centers against claims of misappropriation of trade secrets, patent infringement, fraud, and breach of contract, defeating three of the four claims at issue and producing an award of less than five percent of the damages requested by plaintiff. Tech Pharmacy Services, LLC v. Alixa Rx LLC et al, No. 4:15-cv-776; in the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division.

August 2017Wesley Hill, Johnny Ward, and Andrea Fair served as co-counsel with Covington for Elbit Systems Ltd. and secured a $21.1 million patent infringement verdict against Hughes Network Systems LLC.  Elbit Systems of America LLC et al. v. Hughes Network Systems LLC, No. 2:15c-00037, in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division. Read more here.

2016

September 2016 – Attorney Johnny Ward, along with attorneys from both Caldwell Cassady & Curry and Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth, PC, helped VirnetX win a $302 million patent infringement verdict against technology powerhouse Apple Inc.  Earlier this year, Mr. Ward helped the same client win a $625 million verdict, but that award was later vacated and the trial court split the case into two separate trials. VirnetX Inc. et al v. Apple Inc., No. 6:10-cv-00417, in the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division. Read more here.

February 2016 – Attorneys Johnny Ward and Claire Abernathy Henry , along with attorneys from both Caldwell Cassady & Curry and Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth, PC, helped VirnetX win a $625.6 million patent infringement verdict against technology powerhouse Apple Inc.  VirnetX Inc. et al v. Apple Inc, No. 6:12-cv-00855-RWS, in the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division. Read more here.

We know the value you place on building strong relationships with your clients.  Selecting competent and experienced local counsel is a critical step in maintaining that trust. We have successfully partnered with law firms across the country in the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas to protect their clients’ best interests.

Let us help protect those interests.

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