Plastronics Sockets Partners, Ltd. and Plastronics H-Pin, Ltd. v. Dong Weong Hwang, HiCon Co., Ltd., and HiCon

Won defense verdict for Korean manufacturer of semiconductor equipment and its founder (E.D. Tex.). After deliberating less than two hours, the jury returned a verdict of non-infringement, no tortious interference, and no conspiracy. The plaintiffs sought over $100 million in actual and punitive damages but were awarded only $622,000 on a single contract claim. The jury also awarded the founder $1.36 million-every penny sought-on his breach of contract claim.