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Directed Verdict Granted for Jones and Hassett

Shareholders Mike Jones and Shaun Hassett, along with attorneys from Jones Day, obtained a directed verdict on October 4, 2023 in the Western District of Texas. Representing Google, the team urged U.S. District Judge Alan Albright to end the jury trial after plaintiff rested its case. The case involved allegations of patent infringement brought by Brazos Licensing & Development, which operates under the legal name, WSOU Investments LLC. Plaintiff had sought damages in excess of $200 million.

The trial team for Google included T. Gregory Lanier, Walter Mostowy, Sasha Mayergoyz, Tracy A. Stitt, Edwin O. Garcia, Daniele San Román, Rita J. Yoon and Michael A. Lavine of Jones Day; and Mike Jones, Shaun Hassett, and paralegals Amanda Tekell and Jo Vallery of Potter Minton.


Additional reporting:

Reuters.com – “Google defeats $217 mln patent case at trial over mobile technology
Law360® – “Google Defeats Brazos in Patent Trial Via Directed Verdict
Edtexweblog.com – “Another Directed Verdict in Waco