Shareholders Mike Jones and Shaun Hassett helped earn a verdict of noninfringement for LG Electronics Inc. on April 28, 2023 in Waco. Jones and Hassett were participants in the LG trial team that defeated a claim for $56 million brought by Carolyn Hafeman pertaining to three computer protection patents. After a week-long trial, the jury found no infringement by LG and that the three patents are invalid.
The trial team for LG included Celine J. Crowson, Reedy C. Swanson, and Gurtej Singh of Hogan Lovells; Kirstin Stoll-DeBell, Carrie A. Beyer, Lora A. Brzezynski, and Brianna L. Silverstein of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Melissa Smith and Travis Underwood of Gillam and Smith, LLP; and Jones and Hassett of Potter Minton. Senior paralegals Amanda Tekell and Jo Vallery of Potter Minton also assisted the trial team.
Law360® – “WDTX Jury Sides with LG in Computer Protection Patent Case”
Bloomberg Law – “LG Electronics Wins Patent Trial Over ‘Find My Device’ App”
Edtexweblog.com – “Defense Verdict in Waco Patent Case”