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Baker Botts Secures Summary Judgment Win For Samsung in Patent Case

NEW YORK, December 10, 2015 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that it has won summary judgment for its clients Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. in a patent litigation brought by plaintiff AI Automation, LLC (AI Automation, LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al., filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Case No. 1:15-cv-00052). 

AI Automation had accused certain models of Samsung’s Galaxy tablets and smartphones of infringing a patent related to recognizing and performing handwritten calculations. With permission from Chief District Judge Ron Clark, Samsung filed an early summary judgment motion on limited issues before the bulk of discovery and claim construction was to take place. After considering the parties’ briefs, Chief Judge Clark determined Samsung’s products do not infringe, either literally or under the doctrine of equivalents, based in part on amendments and statements made by the patentee during reexamination. 

“We are proud to have secured this result for our client Samsung,” Neil Sirota commented. “Not only were we able to obtain a favorable ruling, but we were able to do so at an early stage in the case, before Samsung had to absorb the costs of the defense in connection with discovery and claim construction.” 

Baker Botts team members included: Neil Sirota (Partner, New York); Rob Maier (Partner, New York); Jeremy Merling (Special Counsel, New York); Chris Patrick (Associate, New York); Al Boardman (Associate, New York); Wookjae Jin (Staff Lawyer, New York); and Steven Liquori (Sr. Paralegal, New York). 


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