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New York, NY (October 31, 2016) – On October 27, following post-trial motions, the Honorable Robert W. Schroeder, III upheld the September 2015 jury verdict in favor of NobelBiz, Inc., in its patent infringement lawsuit against Global Connect, LLC and TCN, Inc., in the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division.

Judge Schroeder maintained the unanimous jury verdict that defendants Global Connect and TCN directly and indirectly infringed NobelBiz's U.S. Patent Nos. 8,135,122 and 8,565,399. Judge Schroeder further confirmed the jury’s finding that NobelBiz's patents were not invalid, and that the defendants' infringement was willful. The Court sustained the jury's damages award of almost $1.5 million to NobelBiz, added onto the jury’s award additional costs and interests, and enhanced damages due to the defendants' willfulness. The Court also permanently enjoined TCN from further infringement.

Venable attorneys Ralph A. Dengler, Andrew P. MacArthur, and Gianna Cricco-Lizza in New York, and William A. Hector in San Francisco, led the NobelBiz legal team from pre-suit due diligence through post-trial motions. Betty DeRieux of Capshaw DeRieux, LLP served as the team's Texas counsel.

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