Paul Hastings IP Litigators Recognized By National Law Journal

December 08, 2016

New York, NY – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that IP Partners Blair Jacobs and Chris Kennerly have been named to the third annual list of Litigation Trailblazers published by The National Law Journal. Litigation Trailblazers profiles 50 litigators who are models of legal innovation and strategic thinking.

Litigation Trailblazers

In Litigation Trailblazers, The National Law Journal recognizes Jacobs and Kennerly for a precedential win on behalf of AT&T, which was severed and stayed from litigation initiated by Cellular Communications Equipment against Apple and cellular network providers regarding patents for LTE technology. The Paul Hastings team crafted a strategy to limit the case to infringement claims against the accused devices, resulting in a rare sever and stay for AT&T and other network carriers, all of whom were removed from a jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas shortly before the commencement of a trial that resulted in a verdict against Apple.  The team convinced the Court to reconsider an earlier ruling not to sever AT&T and other carriers from the case, thus eliminating risk on the eve of trial.

Winning Litigators.

These recognitions from The National Law Journal follow a steady stream of awards for the Intellectual Property practice. Most recently, the Financial Times commended Gerald Flattmann in its North America Innovative Lawyers 2016 report in the “Innovation in unlocking and delivering value” category for defeating two landmark IPR challenges on behalf of Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. Law360 has also recently named Joseph O’Malley, global co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice, an Intellectual Property MVP for high-stakes wins in several Life Sciences matters for Helsinn Healthcare. Earlier this year, The American Lawyer named Bruce Wexler the Transatlantic Lawyer of the Year: Intellectual Property.

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