Pipeline Dispute Ends in Gusher of a Judgment

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Nominations Open for Texas Lawyer's 2014 Legal Departments of the Year Award

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Texas Lawyer is seeking nominations for our Legal Departments of the Year award which recognizes the Lone Star State’s top in-house departments in six distinct categories: 1. General; 2. Outside Counsel Management; 3. Technology; 4. Diversity and Quality of Life; 5. Pro Bono and Community Service; and 6. Corporate Compliance.

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The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014.


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Video: IP Lawyer Discusses Why Eastern District Leads Nation in Compensatory Damages

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Mike Wilson, an IP lawyer and partner in Dallas Munck Wilson Mandala, discusses a recent report showing that the Eastern District of Texas leads the nation in patent infringement compensatory damage awards. However, there are more reasons behind the $5 billion awarded in compensatory damages over the 14 years than the Eastern District's reputation for plaintiff-friendly juries.
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