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The National Law Journal has recognized McKool Smith Principal Douglas A. Cawley as 2018 “Plaintiff Trailblazers” in the publication’s second annual listing of the leading plaintiff lawyers in the nation. The feature honors 25 outstanding lawyers who have “achieved remarkable success" representing plaintiffs in high-stakes disputes. 

Douglas A. Cawley:

Douglas Cawley is a principal in McKool Smith’s Dallas office. For more than 40 years, he has been engaged in the trial of complex cases and has handled major intellectual property matters throughout the United States and across the globe.  His courtroom achievements in high-stakes patent disputes include six “Top 100 Verdicts” that amount to more than $1 billion in verdicts for clients. 

Last year, Mr. Cawley secured a significant victory on behalf of TiVo's Rovi Corp. in a patent infringement dispute against Comcast before the International Trade Commission (ITC) which garnered widespread national media coverage from outlets such as Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC, and The American Lawyer. On November 21, 2017, ITC Administrative Law Judge David P. Shaw issued a final ruling finding that Comcast violated Section 337, which involves imports. The ITC also issued an exclusion order and a cease and desist order prohibiting Comcast (and others at its direction) from importing into the U.S., or otherwise distributing after importation into the U.S., any set-top box that infringes any of the asserted claims of Rovi’s two patents-in-dispute. According to a Variety report, immediately following the win, TiVo’s “shares traded as high as $19.30 per share,” up 17.7% over the previous closing price.

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