Litigator of the Week
Verhoeven whipped the tech world into a frenzy by securing an injunction for Samsung that could force Apple to stop selling certain models of the iPad and iPhone in the U.S.
Just weeks after scoring big for Comcast at the U.S. Supreme Court, Estrada pulled off another victory for the cable giant by persuading the D.C. Circuit to reverse an FCC ruling that caused tremors in the cable industry.
In a ruling that could help define the publicity rights of athletes and other well-known figures, Rubin persuaded the Third Circuit to rule that Electronic Arts violated the rights of former Rutgers University quarterback Ryan Hart by using his avatar in a video game.
Most visitors to Las Vegas wind up losing money. O'Malley has a habit of showing up, bickering with casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, and leaving with multimillion-dollar jury verdicts.
Pietz's doggedness helped shut down a copyright trolling enterprise that's been irritating judges around the country for three years, not to mention scandalizing the technology blogosphere.
Unfortunately for patent plaintiffs, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has a habit of throwing patent mega-awards out the window. Fortunately for Versata Software, the company's lawyers at McKool Smith managed to preserve a $345 million jury award at the Federal Circuit this weekone of the biggest verdicts the court has ever upheld.
For the second time in three years, Schapiro and Kramer persuaded a judge to knock out Viacom's seminal copyright infringement lawsuit over thousands of video clips posted on YouTube.
After DLA Piper sued his client over an unpaid legal bill, Hutcher put the firm on the defensive in a big way--and sparked a nationwide conversation about lawyer overbilling in the process.
After suffering a record-breaking trial loss for Johnson & Johnson in an inventor's patent suit, Diskant erased a $593 million tab for his client at the Federal Circuit.