McKool Smith has been awarded the Intellectual Property (IP) “Department of the Year” by Texas Lawyer. Law firms were selected based on the litigation accomplishments and courtroom wins secured by their Texas-based IP lawyers in 2013.
McKool Smith’s 2013 IP wins include a $173 million patent infringement verdict for ParkerVision Inc. against Qualcomm Inc.; a complete defense verdict for Bush Hog, Inc. and parent company Alamo Group Inc., in a patent infringement suit brought by Deere & Co.; and a $15 million verdict for Summit 6 against Samsung. Also, in May 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the firm’s $391 million judgment for Versata Software Inc. against SAP America, Inc. and its German-based parent company SAP AG. In January, the United States Supreme Court declined to grant certiorari to review the Federal Circuit's decision.
McKool Smith’s IP litigation practice has received a string of recent accolades. The firm was named both a 2014 IP “Group of the Year” by Law360 and the 2014 “Plaintiff IP Firm of the Year” by Managing IP. The firm was also recently recognized in the National Law Journal’s 2014 “IP Hotlist.”
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