$173M Jury Verdict Given in East Texas Court

(Plano, Texas – April 22, 2021) An East Texas jury awarded $172.5 million today for patent infringement, indicating to Judge Mazzant and his Court that the infringement was willful.  See Dkt 460 in Wapp Tech Limited Partnership et al v. Micro Focus International PLC, 4-18-cv-00469 (EDTX 2021-04-22, Jury Verdict) (Amos L. Mazzant, III).  Judge Mazzant later indicated that this was one of the largest verdicts yet for a patent infringement case in the Sherman Division Courthouse, located in Plano.  

Defendant Micro Focus, a British software and consultancy firm, consists here of Seattle SpinCo, Inc; Micro Focus LLC; Micro Focus Interactive Israel ltd.; Micro Focus Government Solutions LLC and Micro Focus (US) Inc.  Together they were represented by Gibson Dunn’s team of Mark Reiter, Andrew Robb, Jordan Bekier, Neema Jalali, Ashbey Morgan, and Omar Amin; by Covington & Burling’s Brian Bieluch and Richard Rainey out of DC; by Barry Shelton and Bradley Coburn of Shelton Coburn; by John O’Quinn of Kirkland & Ellis; by Maschoff Brennan’s Jared Braithwaite, Rex Sears, Alexis Juergens, Sterling Brennan, and Trevor Clark; and by Tom Gorham, Gil Gillam, and Melissa Smith of Gillam & Smith.