McKool Smith, along with Irell & Manella and led by Jason Sheasby, secured a $67.5 million patent infringement verdict on behalf of G+ Communications against Samsung plus a running royalty of $1.50 per phone, with a jury finding Samsung infringed G+'s patents essential to the 5G standard with various products from its Galaxy line of mobile phones.
The verdict was announced on Friday January 26, 2024, following a 6-day jury trial before U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
“We are pleased with the jury’s decision to award $67.5 million plus royalties in our client’s favor,” said McKool Smith Principal Jennifer Truelove. “The jury worked hard to weigh the evidence and understand the importance and value of this technology.”
Along with Ms. Truelove, the McKool Smith trial team included Principal Samuel Baxter.
This is the second recent significant patent infringement verdict McKool Smith has secured alongside Irell & Manella against industry giant Samsung. In April 2023, a jury awarded $303 million to firm client Netlist, finding Samsung willfully infringed three patents related to computer memory technology.
The case is G+ Communications LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co. LTD et al., case number 2:22-CV-00078, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
With 130 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, and Washington, D.C., McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. The firm has secured 14 nine-figure jury verdicts and 15 eight-figure jury verdicts, obtaining more VerdictSearch and The National Law Journal “Top 100 Verdicts” than any other law firm. These courtroom successes 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, insurance recovery, and white collar defense matters.