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Baker Botts Secures $8.2 Million Verdict for GENBAND in Patent Infringement Case


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).


Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 650 lawyers practicing throughout a network of offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology, and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit


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