McKool Smith is one of only twenty law firms recognized in The National Law Journal 2014 “IP Hotlist.” Over the past year, the firm’s intellectual property (IP) litigation practice has secured a string of high-profile courtroom victories including a $173 million verdict for ParkerVision Inc. against Qualcomm Inc., and a $15 million verdict for Summit 6 against Samsung, among others.
During this time, the firm also scored two notable victories before the Federal Circuit. In May, the Federal Circuit upheld the firm’s $391 million judgment for Versata Software Inc. against SAP America, Inc. and its parent company SAP AG. The case was argued by firm co-founder and Chairman Mike McKool. The following month, the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of firm client Ultramercial, reviving its patent infringement suit against WildTangent, Inc. concerning Internet advertising technology. Lawrence Hadley, a principal in the firm’s Los Angeles office, argued the case, which was highlighted in Law360’s listing of “New Fed. Circ. Rulings That Will Shape Future IP Cases” due to its anticipated impact on patent eligibility for software-implemented inventions.
In December, McKool Smith closed out the year on a high note by securing a complete defense verdict for Bush Hog, Inc., and parent company Alamo Group Inc., in a patent infringement suit brought by Deere & Co.
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