On June 26, 2013, Judge Reed O'Connor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas issued a final judgment upholding a $15 million patent infringement award that McKool Smith secured on behalf of client Summit 6 against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Samsung Telecommunications America, Inc. The final judgment ordered an additional $1.8 million in prejudgment interest for a total award of $16.8 million.
The original $15 million verdict was handed down on April 5, 2013 after a six-day jury trial. The jury found that Samsung infringed Summit 6’s patented media uploading technology, U.S. Patent No. 7,765,482, which covers software that automatically processes digital photos before they are transmitted over a network by client devices, such as cell phones. Summit 6 accused Samsung phones that support MMS photo messaging of infringement.
The trial team representing Summit 6 included McKool Smith attorneys Ted Stevenson, John Campbell, Phillip Aurentz, Ashley Moore, Richard Kamprath, James Quigley, and Kat Li, and Bradley Caldwell of the Caldwell Cassady & Curry firm.
"The Court has carefully and thoroughly analyzed the post trial motions,” said Ted Stevenson, lead trial counsel for Summit 6. “Our client is pleased that a final judgment of infringement and validity was entered in its favor."
The case is Summit 6 LLC v. Research In Motion Corp. et al., case number 3:11-cv-00367 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
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