McKool Smith, along with co-counsel from Norton Rose Fulbright, helped secure a complete defense win on behalf of Reflectix, Inc. and parent company Sealed Air Corporation in a patent infringement suit brought by Promethean Insulation Technology LLC concerning alleged infringement of four patents directed to thermal insulation technology.
The verdict was announced on October 29, 2015 following a four-day jury trial before Judge Rodney Gilstrap in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall. After three hours of deliberation, the jury found that the defendants did not infringe any of the patents-in-dispute, and that the patents are invalid. The plaintiff was seeking a willfulness finding and 4.4 million in damages.
“We are extremely pleased with the jury’s decision,” said McKool Smith attorney Jennifer Truelove, who conducted voir dire during trial along with presenting the defense team’s damages expert Dr. Keith Ugone. “It has been a pleasure working with co-counsel and being a member of the defense trial team.”
The case is Promethean Insulation Technology LLC v. Sealed Air Corporation et al., case number 2-13-cv-01113, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall.
With more than 185 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C., McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. Since 2006, the firm has secured nine nine-figure jury verdicts, as well as ten eight-figure jury verdicts. The firm has also won more VerdictSearch and The National Law Journal "Top 100 Verdicts" over the last eight years than any other law firm in the country. Courtroom successes like these have earned McKool Smith critical acclaim and helped the firm become what The Wall Street Journal describes as “one of the biggest law firm success stories of the past decade.” McKool Smith represents clients in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar defense matters.