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NBA successfully defends three patents from IPR challenges brought by TCL

NBA successfully defended its client, Wi-LAN, Inc., in three IPR challenges brought by LTE handset maker Huizhou TCL Mobile Communication Co. Ltd. (“TCL”). NBA originally filed suit in May 2019 on behalf of Wi-LAN against TCL for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,259,688; 8,817,805; and 9,854,577.  Seven months later, TCL challenged the patents in three IPR

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NBA Nine for Nine in IPR Proceedings Brought by Unified Patents

NBA successfully defended its client, Velos Media, LLC, in an IPR challenge filed by Unified Patents Inc. against U.S. Patent No. 9,338,449 (IPR2019-00194). Though the IPR was instituted against all challenged claims, NBA’s Barry Bumgardner successfully argued against invalidity in the final hearing, and, on May 12, 2020, the PTAB upheld the validity of all

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Super Lawyers Again Recognizes Ed Nelson and Eric Albritton

Nelson Bumgardner Albritton principals Ed Nelson and Eric Albritton have again been recognized as Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigators by Super Lawyers. Ed was recognized from 2006-2011 as a Rising Star (for attorneys under 40) and has been selected as a Super Lawyer from 2018-2020. Eric was recognized as a Rising Star from 2007-2009 and

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Client’s Death Sentence Reformed to Life

On April 15, 2020, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted habeas corpus relief to James Lee Henderson on his Atkins v. Virginia claim and reformed his death sentence to life in prison.  This stunning victory is the culmination of more than 21 years of representation in state and federal court (including at the U.S.

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NBA Secures $9 Million Verdict for Toy Inventors

On December 19, 2019, after a two-week trial, a jury returned a verdict in favor of NBA’s client, Rehco, and against Spin Master, finding that Spin Master had breached its prior contract with Rehco regarding toy helicopters and had willfully infringed U.S. Patent No. 7,100,866 via its flying auto-hover toys.  The total amount of the

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Nelson Bumgardner Albritton announces new partner Andrew Wright

Nelson Bumgardner Albritton is pleased to announce that Andrew Wright has been named a partner at the firm. Andrew joined the firm in 2018 and quickly established himself as a distinguished member of the team. Andrew has been litigating complex patent cases throughout his career and, since joining the firm, he has continued to develop

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Super Lawyers recognizes Ed Nelson and Eric Albritton

Nelson Bumgardner Albritton principals Ed Nelson and Eric Albritton are once again being recognized as Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigators by Super Lawyers. Ed was recognized from 2006-2011 as a Rising Star (for attorneys under 40) and has been selected as a Super Lawyer from 2018-2019. Eric was recognized as a Rising Star from 2007-2009

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USPTO Launches New Pilot Program for PTAB Trials

Today the USPTO published a notice of a pilot program for motion to amend (MTA) practice and procedures in PTAB trial proceedings. The pilot program is a new tool for patent owners that may be used after a PTAB trial has been instituted.

Two NBA Attorneys Named 2019 Rising Stars

Nelson Bumgardner Albritton attorneys Tim Grochocinski and Tom Cecil were named Rising Stars for 2019 by Super Lawyers. According to Super Lawyers, this means that they were each a top-rated attorney as recognized by peers. Only 2.5% of lawyers are selected for Rising Stars. This is the eighth time Tim has been selected, and the

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NBA secures win at Federal Circuit

Arguing at the Federal Circuit in front of Chief Judge Prost and Circuit Judges Dyk and Moore, NBA partner Tim Grochocinski secured a win for its client Rehco LLC.