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McKool Smith Attorneys Represent Ericsson in Global Litigation with Samsung

July 27, 2007

DALLAS – Attorneys from McKool Smith served as lead counsel for Sweden’s Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson and Sony Ericsson, Inc., in wireless technology patent litigation against South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co.

The litigation was pending in District courts in the U.S., in two parallel investigations before the International Trade Commission, and in the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands.

The global litigation was resolved by a worldwide cross-license agreement announced July 9.  Ericsson and Samsung agreed to drop all wireless-technology-related lawsuits between the two companies as part of the agreement.

McKool Smith principals Douglas A. Cawley and Theodore Stevenson III led a team of firm attorneys as counsel for Ericsson and Sony Ericsson, including Jason Blackstone, Josh Budwin, Kevin Burgess, Darryl Burke, John Campbell, Tom Fasone, Laura Handley, Hao Ni, Mike Perez, and James Willi.

Ericsson and Sony Ericsson also were represented by the New York-based intellectual property firm of Morgan & Finnegan, LLP, and U.K.-based Bird & Bird.

McKool Smith has more than 85 attorneys in Dallas, Austin and Marshall, Texas, handling commercial and intellectual property litigation for national and international clients. The firm is recognized as one of the premier litigation law firms in the United States, having earned significant courtroom victories for clients such as Electronic Data Systems, BearingPoint, Ericsson, Medtronic, Inc., and National Instruments.