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The Firm’s $345 Million Win for Versata Ranks as a Top Ten Verdict of 2011

March 16, 2012

McKool Smith has been recognized in The National Law Journal listing of the “Top 100 Verdicts” of 2011 for securing a $345 million verdict for Versata Software Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit against global software giant SAP America Inc. and its German-based parent company SAP AG.

Every year, The National Law Journal's VerdictSearch affiliate scours court records to compile a listing of the nation's largest verdicts. McKool Smith's Versata verdict is ranked as the eighth largest verdict in the country during 2011.

The jury verdict was issued May 13, 2011 following a one-week trial. Versata was awarded $260 million in lost profits and $85 million in reasonable royalties based on the finding that SAP infringed a Versata patent related to pricing technology.

McKool Smith has secured eleven "Top 100 Verdicts" since 2007; more than any other law firm in the last 5 years. In addition to the Versata verdict, these victories include a $105.75 million verdict on behalf of VirnetX Holding Corporation against technology giant Microsoft, a $200 million verdict for i4i Inc. against Microsoft, a $59 million verdict for Pioneer Corp. against Samsung, a $28.1 million verdict on behalf of a class of retired NFL football players against the National Football League Players Association, and a $20 million verdict against online travel companies for more than 100 Texas cities, among many other courtroom wins.

With more than 170 litigators across offices in California, New York, Texas, and Washington, DC, McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. The firm has won more National Law Journal and VerdictSearch “Top 100 Verdicts over the last five years than any other law firm. McKool Smith represents leading clients across a broad range of practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense.