McKool Smith Secures $173 Million Verdict for ParkerVision
ORLANDO, Florida (October 24, 2013) -- McKool Smith has secured a $173 million patent infringement verdict on behalf of Jacksonville, Florida-based ParkerVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRKR) against San Diego, California-based Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM).
The trial, which was held in two phases, commenced on October 7, 2013 before Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The first phase, which addressed invalidity and direct and indirect infringement, ended on October 17 when the jury found that ParkerVision’s patents are valid and that Qualcomm infringed each patent-in-suit. These include U.S. Patent Numbers 6,061,551; 6,266,518; 6,370,371; and 7,496,342, which relate to radio-frequency receivers and the down-conversion of electromagnetic signals. The second phase of the trial commenced immediately on October 17 and concluded today, when the same jury awarded ParkerVision $173 million in damages for Qualcomm's direct and indirect infringement of ParkerVision’s patents.
The McKool Smith trial team representing ParkerVision included attorneys Douglas A. Cawley, Kevin Burgess, Jennifer Albert, Mario Apreotesi, Joshua Budwin, Leah Buratti, Kevin Hess, Richard Kamprath, Kevin Kneupper, and James Quigley. ParkerVision was also represented by co-counsel from Smith Hulsey & Busey.
“The jury listened to the arguments closely and carefully weighed the evidence during both phases of the trial,” said Douglas A. Cawley, who served as lead counsel for ParkerVision. “This is a significant win for our client.”
The case is ParkerVision Inc. v. Qualcomm Inc., case number 3:11-cv-00719, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
With more than 175 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC, McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. Over the past seven years, the firm has secured seven nine-figure jury verdicts, as well as seven eight-figure jury verdicts. The firm has also won more National Law Journal and VerdictSearch "Top 100 Verdicts" over the last five years than any other law firm in the country. Courtroom successes like these have earned McKool Smith critical acclaim and helped the firm become what The Wall Street Journal describes as “one of the biggest law firm success stories of the past decade.” McKool Smith represents leading clients in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense matters.
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