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United States: Intellectual property
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McKool Smith provides ‘excellent legal strategy, substantive knowledge and a high level of technical expertise’ to its cross-sector client list, which includes Ericsson, Summit 6, Medtronic and ParkerVision. The firm obtained a $173m infringement verdict for the latter in ParkerVision v Qualcomm, a case concerning radio-frequency receiver technology. Additional victories in the tech space include asserting Summit 6’s media technology patents which saw it ultimately secure a $16.8m infringement verdict against Samsung, representing Ericsson against a number of defendants including Netgear, D-Link and Dell, and obtaining $350m in damages and royalties for Versata in a federal appeal. Dallas-based Mike McKool chairs the practice, which also includes ‘exceptional litigator’ Steven Pollinger, and ‘effective communicator’ Craig Tolliver in Austin. Silicon Valley-based Courtland Reichman ‘excels in applying legal tools to resolve commercial issues’, and is ‘capable of analyzing issues from a broad perspective and developing pragmatic strategies’.
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