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HKW represents CLX in acquisition of Mblox Incorporated

By Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP |

Hill, Kertscher & Wharton recently represented CLX Communications AB (Publ) and its U.S. subsidiaries in its acquisition of Mblox Incorporated for cash consideration of $117 million in a merger which closed on July 11, 2016. Both CLX and Mblox are among the world’s largest providers of cloud-based communications services and solutions, including application-to-person (A2P)… Read More »

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Doug Kertscher files federal lawsuit on behalf of former employee whose email was allegedly secretly reviewed by his former employer

By Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP |

Link to filed case: https://dockets.justia.com/docket/georgia/gandce/1:2016cv01958/227873

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Doug Kertscher files Federal Lawsuit on behalf of former employee whose stock options were taken away from him.

By Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP |

Link to filed case: https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/11321170/BEARDEN_v_E_I_DU_PONT_DE_NEMOURS_AND_COMPANY

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HKW clients to be awarded attorney’s fees in major patent litigation.

By Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP |

United States District Judge James Selna has determined that Plaintiff Kinglite Holdings will have to pay the attorneys fees and expenses of patent infringement litigation incurred by HKW clients and Defendants American Megatrends, Gigabyte Technologies and Micro-Star International. The HKW team led by Steve Hill, John North, Martha Decker and Vivek Ganti successfully represented… Read More »

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Doug Kertscher will speak on National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) panel in May 2016

By Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP |
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U.S. Patent Office institutes a thirteenth inter partes review proceeding against Kinglite.

By Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP |

HKW clients American Megatrends, Micro Star International and Giga-byte Technology have successfully petitioned the Patent Trial and Appeals Board to institute an inter partes review (IPR) challenging the validity of Kinglite Holdings’ U.S. Patent No. 5,836,013 addressed to compressible BIOS. HKW lawyers Steve Hill and Vivek Ganti successfully argued the petition. This marks the… Read More »

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District Court invalidates two more Kinglite patents.

By Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP |

On behalf of clients American Megatrends, Micro-Star International and Giga-byte Technology, HKW has successfully argued to the United States District Court for the invalidation of the asserted claims of United States Patent Nos. 6,401,202 and 6,487,656, which are owned by Kinglite Holdings. The patents relate to the basic input/output system (BIOS) for booting the… Read More »

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Patent Trial and Appeals Board Places Twelfth Kinglite Patent under Inter Partes Review

By Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP |

HKW clients American Megatrends, Giga-byte Technology, GBT USA, Micro-Star International and MSI have succeeded in obtaining an inter partes review (IPR) of U.S. Patent No. 5,937,200, which is owned by Kinglite Holdings, based on prior art which was not originally considered by the Patent Office. This is the twelfth Kinglite patent to be placed… Read More »

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HKW Defeats 6 Patent Infringement Claims

By Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP |

Atlanta IP Law Firm Defeats 6 Patent Infringement Claims The intellectual property litigation team at Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP successfully defended six out of six patent infringement claims in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (full article link below). http://www.prweb.com/releases/interpartes/reviewlawyer/prweb13376345.htm

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Blake Frye and Jenny Calvert win Defense verdict in week-long jury trial in Fulton County Superior Court …

By Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP |

Blake Frye and Jenny Calvert win Defense verdict in week-long jury trial in Fulton County Superior Court for clients, defeating Plaintiffs’ claims of nuisance, negligence, trespass, intentional infliction of emotional distress, punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.

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