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McKool Smith has secured a $75 million patent infringement verdict on behalf of Ericsson Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (collectively “Ericsson”) against TCL Communications Technology Holdings Ltd.

The verdict was announced on Thursday, December 7, 2017 after a  four day jury trial before Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall. After 4.5 hours of deliberations, jurors awarded $75 million in damages to Ericsson finding that the defendant willfully infringed Ericsson’s 7,149,510 patent, which covers a method and system for controlling access to a platform for a mobile terminal for a wireless telecommunications system or for another product. 

“We are very pleased with the decision,” said Ted Stevenson, lead trial counsel for Ericsson. “The jury weighed the evidence carefully, and their verdict affirms our position that the defendant infringed Ericsson’s wireless technology patent."

The McKool Smith trial team included firm principals Ted Stevenson, Sam Baxter, Jennifer Truelove, Frank Vecella, and Nick Mathews, along with associates Warren Lipschitz and Mitchell Sibley.

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

With more than 180 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 ten nine-figure jury verdicts and twelve eight-figure jury verdicts. The firm has also won more VerdictSearch and The National Law Journal "Top 100 Verdicts" over the last ten 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.

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