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Bracewell Obtains Trademark Victory on Behalf of HTC Corporation

NEW YORK – Bracewell LLP, a leading law and government relations firm, announced today that its intellectual property team obtained a complete victory for its client, consumer electronics company HTC Corporation (HTC). The case was brought by Valador, which claimed that HTC’s virtual reality headset infringed its 3D software trademarks.

Venued in the Eastern District of Virginia and placed on its famed “rocket docket,” with just five months from the start of the litigation to the scheduled trial date, Bracewell prevailed on summary judgment on the eve of trial. In granting summary judgment and excluding the entirety of Plaintiff’s expert testimony via a co-filed Daubert motion, the district court concluded that no reasonable jury could have found a likelihood of confusion between HTC’s headsets and the plaintiff’s software services.

Bracewell lawyers working on this case included:

Partners: David J. Ball, Erin S. Hennessy and  Douglas F. Stewart

Associates: Salsabil AhmedTimothy R. Geiger, Melissa A. Morgan, Benjamin A. Ruzow, Britt Cass Steckman and Mark Wulfe