Recent Blog Posts
Jury rules in favor of HKW’s client in Pregnancy discrimination matter.
This leads to eventual settlement resulting in payment of over $370,000 to HKW and its client. Doug Kertscher, Julie Burke and Travis Cashbaugh lead the HKW team at trial.
Doug Kertscher serves on the keynote panel at the Real HR Society for Human Resource Management Atlanta Symposium, speaking on the topic: “Litigation Looking Glass: Employment Law Cases Studies…Seeing the Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Perspective.”
Cobb County Superior Court awards HKW’s client summary judgment in employment and breach of contract matter. Doug Kertscher and Jenny Calvert lead the HKW team.
Arguing on behalf of Impact Products in defense of a patent infringement suit filed in the US District Court for the District of Delaware by Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Steve Hill and Vivek Ganti obtained a very narrow claim construction of the patent in question.
After the end of two hours of oral argument, the Court announced the ruling in favor of Impact from the bench. With this narrow claim construction, Impact expects to obtain a summary judgment of non-infringement, or a settlement dismissing the suit.
2019 IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes HKW as a top Patent Litigation Firm
HKW, Steve Hill and John North have been named to the 2019 edition of Intellectual Asset Management’s Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Practitioners. This distinguished list is derived from an extensive research process and seeks to identify the leading intellectual property professionals across the globe. This is the sixth year in a row that IAM has… Read More »
U.S. District Court Judge Steve Jones awards HKW’s client over $129,000 in attorneys’ fees after HKW’s client prevails in trade secret matter. Doug Kertscher and Julie Burke lead the HKW team.
HKW Sponsors 7th Annual IP Gala in Atlanta, GA
The 7th Annual IP Gala hosted by the IP Section of the State Bar of Georgia will be held on February 22, 2019 at the Georgia Aquarium.
HKW Successfully Defends Defendants Accused of Violating State and Federal Racketeering (RICO) Laws
HKW Attorneys Martha Decker and Steve Hill have successfully defended California flooring company Alston, Inc., its president Alan Chou and Christopher Dillon against a lawsuit brought by Georgia flooring company Home Legend. The suit accused Dillonof conspiring with Chou and Alston to violate state and federal racketeering laws while Dillon was an employee of Home… Read More »
HKW Ranked No. 16 in New 5-Year IPR Intelligence Report
Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP is pleased to announce that it has been ranked in the top 20 law firms for performance on behalf of Petitioners in Inter Partes Reviews (“IPR”) in Patexia’s 2018 IPR Intelligence Report. The report recognized the firm as No.16 nationally. An IPR is trial proceeding conducted at the United… Read More »
HKW attorneys Blake Frye and Travis Cashbaugh recently won a reversal at the Georgia Supreme Court for clients seeking to recover damages due to food poisoning
The case is the first in which the Georgia Supreme Court has ever issued an opinion in a food poisoning case. It represents a major change in Georgia law regarding the ability of plaintiffs to prove food poisoning claims to a jury through circumstantial evidence. https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2018/08/21/supreme-court-warms-up-food-poisoning-suit-against-bbq-caterer/