Firm News


Trial Victories

September 15, 2014 - In conjunction with co-counsel from The Pitcock Law Group, Andrew W. Spangler secured a $1.3 million verdict on behalf of his client Personal Audio, LLC. As reported by The Washington Examiner, “The jury, for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, found CBS Corporation infringed on Personal Audio LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 8,112,504.” After a weeklong trial, the jury deliberated for only a few hours before concluding the patent was not invalid and that CBS infringed all four of the asserted claims.

November 23, 2013 - Andrew W. Spangler, in conjunction with co-counsel at the law firm of Russ, August & Kabat, secured a multi-million dollar patent infringement verdict against Newegg, Inc. on behalf of TQP Development, LLC. Newegg is the second largest online retailer insists that it never settles, and touted the case as the strongest it had ever taken on trial. After just a few hours of deliberations, the jury found that Newegg directly and indirectly infringed TQP’s patent on encryption methods, and affirmed the validity of TQP’s patent.

February 29, 2012 – An East Texas jury returned a $1 million verdict in favor of Spangler Law’s client Internet Machines, LLC after finding that its two patents were valid and infringed. The jury concluded that the six defendants, including PLX Technology, Inc. and GE Intelligent Platforms Embedded Systems, Inc., infringed all nineteen asserted claims through direct and induced infringement. As reported in IP Law360, “The jury delivered its verdict after a weeklong trial, finding that all of Internet Machines’ claims on the two patents were valid and that the companies had willfully violated them by selling certain PCI Express switches — devices used in a computer’s motherboard.” Mr. Spangler was a pivotal part of the trial team that shaped this favorable result for Internet Machines. This verdict was recently affirmed by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

June 17, 2011 - Andrew W. Spangler of Spangler Law P.C. in conjunction with the law firm of Russ, August & Kabat represented a patent holder, Clear with Computers, LLC in an infringement dispute against Hyundai Motors America, Inc. An East Texas jury found that Hyundai infringed the patents owned by Clear with Computers, LLC and awarded an $11.5 million dollar verdict, which was later confirmed on appeal by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.


Speaking Engagements

June 30, 2015 - Andrew W. Spangler had the privilege of moderating a panel entitled "The Perfect Storm - Guiding innovators through the maelstrom that is patent law in 2015." This panel was just one of many great panels during the Innovation Concatenation: 2015 presented by the Institute for Law and Technology of the Center for American and International Law.  The purpose of the program was to bring together leading inventors, financiers, lawyers, and policy makers in order to provide important information regarding possible changes to the the patent system and its impact on small businesses. 

June 12, 2015 - Andrew W. Spangler of Spangler Law was a proud panelist for the five member CLE panel covering the topic "Latest Update of Patent Reform" held at the Belo Mansion in Dallas, Texas.  The CLE was jointly sponsored by the Dallas Asain American Bar Association and the Dallas Bar Association IP Section.  The panel represented diverse views of patent reform to give an update on the latest development in Congress.  The purpose of the panel was to discuss the effects on patent litigation and licensing related to the pending bills before Congress. 

July 25, 2013 – Spangler Law was a proud participant in the CLE conference entitled “Advanced Patent Litigation, 9th Annual” held by the Texas Bar. Mr. Spangler was a speaker of a session regarding "Ethics of Alternative Fee Arrangements for Financing Patent Litigation" done in conjunction with Mr. Tom H. Adolph of Adolph Locklar.


Rising Star

April 1, 2013 – Spangler Law is proud to announce that Andrew W. Spangler has been named as a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers.