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McKool Smith secured a $10,553,565 patent infringement verdict on behalf of Optis Wireless Technology, LLC and PanOptis Patent Management LLC (collectively, “PanOptis”) against Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and Huawei Device USA, Inc. (collectively, “Huawei”).

The verdict was announced on August 27, 2018 following a 5-day jury trial before Judge Rodney Gilstrap in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall. Jurors awarded PanOptis $10.6 million in damages finding that Huawei willfully infringed five PanOptis patents, including U.S. Patent Nos. 7,769,238; 6,604,216; 7,940,851; 8,385,284; and 8,208,569 which cover wireless communication technology. Four of the infringed patents are essential to the 4G LTE standard. The fifth patent relates to the implementation of the H. 264 video coding standard.

“The jury was focused and worked very hard to understand the complex technology and the many patents that are involved in the case,” said Ted Stevenson, lead trial counsel for PanOptis. “Our client is pleased with the verdict.”

Along with Mr. Stevenson, the McKool Smith trial team included firm principals Sam Baxter, Kevin Burgess, Lindsay Martin Leavitt, and Jennifer Truelove, and associates Christine Woodin, Kevin Hess and Marcus Rabinowitz.

The case is Optis Wireless Technology, LLC et al v. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. et al, case number 2:17-CV-123, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Marshall Division.

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 eleven 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, insurance recovery, bankruptcy, and white collar defense matters.

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