On August 11, 2020, McKool Smith helped secured a $506 million patent infringement verdict on behalf of PanOptis against Apple, Inc. There has been extensive media coverage of the verdict.

PanOptis is represented by McKool Smith principals Sam Baxter, Steve Pollinger, Jennifer Truelove, and associate Chris McNett.

You can view some of the reports below:

"Apple ordered to pay $506m in 4G patent dispute," Intellectual Property Magazine (08-13-2020)

  • "The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has lived up to its former patent-friendly label after it ordered tech giant Apple to pay over $506m in damages, over the alleged infringement of five patents covering 4G wireless technologies."

"In Blow To Apple, Federal Jury Awards $506.2M In Patent Case," Mealey's Litigation Report (08-13-2020)

  • "A jury empaneled before U.S. Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas on Aug. 11 ordered Apple Inc. to pay the owners of patents declared essential to the 4G long term evolution (LTE) standard $506.2 million in connection with Apple's willful infringement (Optis Wireless Technology LLC, et al., v. Apple Inc., No. 19-66, E.D. Texas)."

"Winners In $506M Apple Trial Say EDTX Nailed Virus Safety," Law360 (08-12-2020)

  • "Attorneys who won a $506 million jury verdict against Apple this week over 4G LTE patents said Wednesday that experiencing an in-person trial during a global pandemic was surprisingly normal, so long as you overlook the face shields, plexiglass and temperature checks outside the Eastern District of Texas courthouse."

"In First Patent Trial Since Pandemic, Jury Hits Apple with $506 M Verdict," The Texas Lawbook (08-12-2020)

  • "In a tale that’s been told a few times before, a federal jury in East Texas has hit tech giant Apple with a $506 million jury verdict in a patent case. But the unprecedented part of the tale was that it is believed to be the first patent case in the country to go to a jury trial since the COVID-19 era began."

"Apple Tagged for $506 Million in First Patent Jury Trial of COVID Era," The Recorder (08-11-2020)

  • "The tech giant was hit with a $506 million verdict Tuesday for infringing standard-essential patents as the nation completed its first patent infringement jury trial of the COVID-19 era."

"Apple Told to Pay $506 Million in Texas Patent Trial Verdict," Bloomberg Law (08-11-2020)

  • "Apple Inc. was told by a federal jury in Texas to pay Optis Wireless Technology $506.2 million in patent royalties related to 4G technology in the iPhone and other devices."

"Apple socked with $506 million patent verdict in East Texas," Reuters (08-11-2020)

  • "Apple must pay $506 million for infringing patents owned by intellectual property management firm PanOptis, a federal jury in Marshall, Texas said on Tuesday."

"Apple Owes Tech Companies $506M For Patent Infringement, Jury Says," Forbes (08-11-2020)

  • "Apple said Tuesday it plans to appeal a decision by a Texas federal jury that said the tech giant should pay a group of telecom companies  more than $506 million for willfully infringing patents covering 4G LTE technology, in one of the few in-person jury trials to take place since the Covid-19 pandemic shuttered courtrooms nationwide."

"Texas jury orders Apple to pay $506 million for wireless patent infringement," The Dallas Morning News (08-11-2020)

  • "Apple Inc. was told by a federal jury in Texas to pay Optis Wireless Technology $506.2 million in patent royalties related to 4G technology in the iPhone and other devices."

"Apple Must Pay Over $506 Million in 4G LTE Patent Dispute," Courthouse News Service (08-11-2020)

  • "A federal jury in East Texas Tuesday ordered Apple to pay over $506 million for infringing on 4G LTE patents controlled by intellectual property owner PanOptis in the country’s first patent jury trial since the Covid-19 shutdown in March."
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