DALLAS, January 20, 2016 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that its client, GENBAND, won a jury verdict against its competitor, Metaswitch Networks.
On Friday, January 15, a jury in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas found that Metaswitch infringed seven (7) of GENBAND's patents, and awarded $8.2 million in damages. GENBAND’s patents cover important Voice-over-IP technology, and can be found in GENBAND’s industry-leading softswitches, media gateways and session border controllers.
GENBAND and Metaswitch compete in selling the Voice-over-IP technology involved in this case. GENBAND intends to seek a permanent injunction and other relief from Metaswitch’s infringement.
"Baker Botts lawyers try cases and are widely recognized leaders in patent litigation. GENBAND was a complex and sophisticated case and our victory again highlights the top notch legal and technical expertise we provide to our clients," said Bart Showalter, a Partner in the firm's Dallas office and the Chair of the Intellectual Property group.
Baker Botts team members include: Doug Kubehl (Partner, Dallas); Jeff Baxter (Partner, Dallas); Kurt Pankratz (Partner, Dallas); Susan Cannon Kennedy (Partner, Dallas); Roshan Mansinghani (Senior Associate, Dallas); Chris Ponder (Senior Associate, Palo Alto); Tim Calloway (Associate, Dallas); Matt Prosen (Associate, Dallas) and Monica Hughes (Associate, Dallas).
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