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Greenberg Traurig Team Secures Defense Verdict in Patent Trial in Eastern District of Texas

TYLER, Texas -- Aug. 24, 2015 -- A multi-office team at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP obtained a jury verdict of non-infringement in a patent trial on behalf of Rex Medical, LP and Argon Medical Inc. against a non-practicing entity called EVM Systems, a subsidiary of Acacia, the world's largest patent holding company. The case was tried in the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division before the Honorable Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III. After a five-day trial, the jury returned its non-infringement verdict in just under two hours on Friday, Aug. 21.

The team was led by shareholders Mary-Olga Lovett in Houston and Scott J. Bornstein in New York, with the assistance of Shareholder Victor D. Vital in Dallas and of counsel attorneys Ira R. Hatton, Rene A. Treviño, and Tara M. Williams in Houston. This is the third consecutive defense verdict in patent trials obtained by the team of Lovett and Bornstein in the Eastern District of Texas.

Lovett is Texas co-regional operating shareholder and Houston co-managing shareholder for Greenberg Traurig and serves on the firm's Executive Committee. Licensed in both Texas and New York, she concentrates her practice in intellectual property, complex commercial litigation, and appeals. She serves as national trial counsel for five companies on a variety of commercial and liability claims and has tried cases in state and federal courts in more than 20 jurisdictions. She has also represented U.S. and international clients in appellate litigation before state and federal courts of appeal and the Texas Supreme Court. Bornstein is chair of the firm's New York Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, co-chair of the firm's Global Patent Litigation Group, and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. He has extensive patent trial experience and has served as lead counsel in more than 100 patent litigations. 

"Rex Medical was confident that it would be vindicated and is gratified that the jury agreed that our innovative Option Elite Inferior Vena Cava Filter does not infringe on the asserted patent. We are grateful to the jury and the Court for their diligence and to the Greenberg Traurig team for their hard work and phenomenal expertise," said Lindsay L. Carter, president of Rex Medical. Argon Medical Devices, Inc.

“Argon Medical's global platform has deep Texas roots. We are gratified that the Tyler jury took time to consider our position and recognize that we are a company of innovation with a commitment to providing best in class medical devices that improve the lives of patients around the world,” said George A. Leondis, president of Argon Medical Devices, Inc.