Another Knock-Out!


Marshall, Texas has a reputation as a tough place for defendants accused of patent infringement. But the Barnes & Roberts team is helping to change this reputation – one fight at a time. On Friday, September 23rd, a Marshall jury returned a knock-out victory of non-infringement for handset seller, HTC America. Additionally, the jury found by clear and convincing evidence that the claims asserted by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTel) were invalid.

Congratulations for the victory belong to our clients Jerry Selinger, Susan Powley and Trampas Kurth, of the patent powerhouse Patterson + Sheridan in Dallas.

Genband Wins $8.2 Million Patent Verdict Against Metaswitch

Genband Patents

An East Texas jury found that Metaswitch infringed seven of Genband’s patents related to VoIP, and awarded Genband $8.2 Million in damages. The court had previously ruled that the patents met the Section 101 requirements for patentability as defined in the Supreme Court’s Alice decision. Tracy and Stephanie represented Barnes & Roberts on the trial team in Marshall, and are proud of the work the team from Baker Botts did to win such a positive result.

  • Jury Hands Genband $8.2M Patent Win Against Metaswitch (Law 360)
  • Jury Finds Metaswitch Infringes 7 GENBAND Voice-Over-IP Patents (Bloomberg)
  • Texas Magistrate Says Firewall IP Should Survive Alice (Law 360)