On March 10, 2018, Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas reconsidered his order for a new trial on damages, and reinstated a $75 million patent infringement verdict that McKool Smith secured on behalf of Ericsson Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (collectively “Ericsson”) against TCL Communications Technology Holdings Ltd. The Court also awarded Ericsson an additional $35 million, including approximately $10.2 million in prejudgment interest and $25 million in enhanced damages because the jury found that TCL willfully infringed Ericsson’s patent.
The McKool Smith trial team was led by firm Principal and lead counsel Ted Stevenson, along with Principals Nicholas Mathews, Sam Baxter, and Jennifer Truelove, and Associates Warren Lipschitz and Mitchell Sibley.
Click below for recent news coverage of the judge's decision.
- EDTX Federal Judge Tosses, then Reinstates $75M Patent Judgment, May 11, 2018 Texas Lawbook
- Ericsson Avoids New Damages Trial after Judge Backtracks, May 10, 2018, Law360
The case is Ericsson Inc. et al. v. TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd. et al., case number 2:15-cv-00011, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas