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HTC Corp. Defeats Smartphone Remote Control Patent Litigation Published: 05-14-2018

A Texas federal jury has found in favor of Vinson & Elkins client HTC Corporation, rejecting all of the plaintiff’s claims in a case accusing the wireless phone manufacturer of infringing an individual inventor’s patent on user interface and infrared universal remote control technology. The plaintiff had sought damages for each of millions of smartphones sold between 2013-2015.

SailPoint Closes Follow-On Offering by Selling Stockholders 05-29-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. in an underwritten public offering of 17,808,000 shares of its common stock by selling stockholders at a public offering price of $22.50 per share.

HTC Corp. Defeats Smartphone Remote Control Patent Litigation 05-14-2018

A Texas federal jury has found in favor of Vinson & Elkins client HTC Corporation, rejecting all of the plaintiff’s claims in a case accusing the wireless phone manufacturer of infringing an individual inventor’s patent on user interface and infrared universal remote control technology. The plaintiff had sought damages for each of millions of smartphones sold between 2013-2015.

Vista Equity Partners Invests in YouEarnedIt 04-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised YouEarnedIt, Inc., the leading Human Resources SaaS company improving bottom-line performance metrics by enhancing the employee experience, in connection with a strategic investment from Vista Equity Partners.

Plasma and Systena Launch ONE Tech to Bring AI, Robotics and Integrated Digital Experience Offerings 03-10-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Plasma, a Texas based Technology innovator, in connection with its partnership with Systena America, Inc., a California based Business Solutions provider, to launch ONE Tech, Inc., a new entity to build innovative and future facing integrated digital experience offerings for the Internet of Things, specializing in integration of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. 

DISCO Raises $20M Growth Financing 01-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised CS Disco, Inc., the legal technology company that makes the market-leading cloud ediscovery solution DISCO, in connection with its $20 million equity financing.

USA Compression Partners to Acquire Compression Business from Energy Transfer Partners 01-16-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised USA Compression Partners, LP (“USAC”) in connection with a transaction valued at approximately $1.8 billion providing for (i) the contribution of Energy Transfer Partners L.P.’s subsidiaries, CDM Resource Management LLC and CDM Environmental & Technical Services LLC, to USAC, (ii) the cancellation of the incentive distribution rights in USAC and conversion of the general partner interest in USAC into a non-economic general partner interest and (iii) committed financing transactions, including (1) the issuance of $500 million perpetual preferred units to investment funds managed or sub-advised by EIG Global Energy Partners and other investors and (2) $725 million in debt financing from JPMorgan and Barclays.

Vinson & Elkins Names 11 New Partners 12-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins has promoted 11 lawyers to partner, effective Jan. 1, 2018: Marisa Secco in Austin; Peter Marshall in Dallas; Shamus Crosby, Lina Dimachkieh, James Garrett and Guy Gribov in Houston; Federico Fruhbeck, Dan Graham and Louise Woods in London; Lawrence Elbaum in New York; and Margaret Peloso in Washington, D.C.

Carrick Brooke-Davidson Joins V&E as Environmental Counsel 10-16-2017

Vinson & Elkins has bolstered its Environmental and Natural Resources practice with the addition of new counsel Carrick Brooke-Davidson, who brings to the firm more than three decades of experience as a private practitioner and as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice handling a wide range of environmental litigation, compliance and regulatory matters.

CryoLife Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire JOTEC 10-10-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised CryoLife, Inc., a leading medical device and tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, in connection with its definitive agreement to acquire JOTEC AG, a German-based, privately-held developer of technologically differentiated endovascular stent grafts, and cardiac and vascular surgical grafts, focused on aortic repair.

Law360 Names V&E a 2017 Texas Powerhouse 10-02-2017

Vinson & Elkins has once again been named a Texas Powerhouse by Law360, in recognition of the firm’s outstanding corporate and litigation successes over the past year.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 63 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-05-2017

Super Lawyers has selected 63 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2017 guide.

V&E Wins Significant Endangered Species Act Ruling 08-11-2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued a resounding victory to V&E client Lydia Ann Channel Moorings LLC, striking down an injunction issued under the Endangered Species Act that had shut down the company’s barge fleeting facility near the Port of Corpus Christi.

V&E Wins Important Texas Supreme Court Ruling 03-06-2017

In a significant win for Vinson & Elkins client MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc. (MAFCO), the Texas Supreme Court has dealt a major blow to a lawsuit brought by Pepsi-Cola Metropolitan Bottling Company, Inc. challenging a $300 million asbestos settlement.

Corporate Technology Lawyer Andrew Smetana Joins Vinson & Elkins as Counsel 01-03-2017

Andrew Smetana, an experienced attorney with venture capital, finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law and governance capabilities, has joined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in Austin.

Vinson & Elkins Named Among Best Companies to Work for in Texas 11-22-2016

Vinson & Elkins has been named among the 2017 “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” by Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), the Texas Society for Human Resources Management and Best Companies Group.

V&E Scores Patent Battle Win for Video Game Industry 09-02-2016

Vinson & Elkins recently won a significant victory for Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and other gaming clients when a Delaware federal judge ruled that the company’s downloadable video game installer does not infringe a data cache patent held by Parallel Networks, LLC.

Renowned Corporate Technology Partner Paul Tobias Joins V&E 08-15-2016

Corporate attorney Paul Tobias, widely regarded for his work with technology and growth companies, has joined Vinson & Elkins LLP as a partner in the firm’s Austin office.

Vinson & Elkins Adds Top Litigation Team to Global IP Practice 06-13-2016

V&E continues to enhance its global Intellectual Property practice with the addition of five highly regarded partners in Austin and Dallas who have a broad range of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secrets and complex commercial litigation experience.

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures Leads Maana's $26M Series B Funding 05-03-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, LLC, the corporate venturing subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, in its lead investment in Maana’s $26 million Series B funding. 

Clayton Williams Energy Announces $350M Term Loan from Funds Managed by Ares Management 03-09-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. in connection with its credit agreement with certain funds managed by Ares Management, L.P. (the Lenders) providing for the Lenders to make secured term loans to Clayton Williams in the principal amount of $350 million.

SailPoint Closes Follow-On Offering by Selling Stockholders 05-29-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. in an underwritten public offering of 17,808,000 shares of its common stock by selling stockholders at a public offering price of $22.50 per share.

HTC Corp. Defeats Smartphone Remote Control Patent Litigation 05-14-2018

A Texas federal jury has found in favor of Vinson & Elkins client HTC Corporation, rejecting all of the plaintiff’s claims in a case accusing the wireless phone manufacturer of infringing an individual inventor’s patent on user interface and infrared universal remote control technology. The plaintiff had sought damages for each of millions of smartphones sold between 2013-2015.

Vista Equity Partners Invests in YouEarnedIt 04-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised YouEarnedIt, Inc., the leading Human Resources SaaS company improving bottom-line performance metrics by enhancing the employee experience, in connection with a strategic investment from Vista Equity Partners.

Plasma and Systena Launch ONE Tech to Bring AI, Robotics and Integrated Digital Experience Offerings 03-10-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Plasma, a Texas based Technology innovator, in connection with its partnership with Systena America, Inc., a California based Business Solutions provider, to launch ONE Tech, Inc., a new entity to build innovative and future facing integrated digital experience offerings for the Internet of Things, specializing in integration of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. 

DISCO Raises $20M Growth Financing 01-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised CS Disco, Inc., the legal technology company that makes the market-leading cloud ediscovery solution DISCO, in connection with its $20 million equity financing.

USA Compression Partners to Acquire Compression Business from Energy Transfer Partners 01-16-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised USA Compression Partners, LP (“USAC”) in connection with a transaction valued at approximately $1.8 billion providing for (i) the contribution of Energy Transfer Partners L.P.’s subsidiaries, CDM Resource Management LLC and CDM Environmental & Technical Services LLC, to USAC, (ii) the cancellation of the incentive distribution rights in USAC and conversion of the general partner interest in USAC into a non-economic general partner interest and (iii) committed financing transactions, including (1) the issuance of $500 million perpetual preferred units to investment funds managed or sub-advised by EIG Global Energy Partners and other investors and (2) $725 million in debt financing from JPMorgan and Barclays.

CryoLife Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire JOTEC 10-10-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised CryoLife, Inc., a leading medical device and tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, in connection with its definitive agreement to acquire JOTEC AG, a German-based, privately-held developer of technologically differentiated endovascular stent grafts, and cardiac and vascular surgical grafts, focused on aortic repair.

V&E Wins Significant Endangered Species Act Ruling 08-11-2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued a resounding victory to V&E client Lydia Ann Channel Moorings LLC, striking down an injunction issued under the Endangered Species Act that had shut down the company’s barge fleeting facility near the Port of Corpus Christi.

V&E Wins Important Texas Supreme Court Ruling 03-06-2017

In a significant win for Vinson & Elkins client MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc. (MAFCO), the Texas Supreme Court has dealt a major blow to a lawsuit brought by Pepsi-Cola Metropolitan Bottling Company, Inc. challenging a $300 million asbestos settlement.

V&E Scores Patent Battle Win for Video Game Industry 09-02-2016

Vinson & Elkins recently won a significant victory for Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and other gaming clients when a Delaware federal judge ruled that the company’s downloadable video game installer does not infringe a data cache patent held by Parallel Networks, LLC.

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures Leads Maana's $26M Series B Funding 05-03-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, LLC, the corporate venturing subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, in its lead investment in Maana’s $26 million Series B funding. 

Clayton Williams Energy Announces $350M Term Loan from Funds Managed by Ares Management 03-09-2016

Vinson & Elkins advised Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. in connection with its credit agreement with certain funds managed by Ares Management, L.P. (the Lenders) providing for the Lenders to make secured term loans to Clayton Williams in the principal amount of $350 million.

Vinson & Elkins Names 11 New Partners 12-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins has promoted 11 lawyers to partner, effective Jan. 1, 2018: Marisa Secco in Austin; Peter Marshall in Dallas; Shamus Crosby, Lina Dimachkieh, James Garrett and Guy Gribov in Houston; Federico Fruhbeck, Dan Graham and Louise Woods in London; Lawrence Elbaum in New York; and Margaret Peloso in Washington, D.C.

Carrick Brooke-Davidson Joins V&E as Environmental Counsel 10-16-2017

Vinson & Elkins has bolstered its Environmental and Natural Resources practice with the addition of new counsel Carrick Brooke-Davidson, who brings to the firm more than three decades of experience as a private practitioner and as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice handling a wide range of environmental litigation, compliance and regulatory matters.

Corporate Technology Lawyer Andrew Smetana Joins Vinson & Elkins as Counsel 01-03-2017

Andrew Smetana, an experienced attorney with venture capital, finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law and governance capabilities, has joined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in Austin.

Vinson & Elkins Named Among Best Companies to Work for in Texas 11-22-2016

Vinson & Elkins has been named among the 2017 “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” by Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), the Texas Society for Human Resources Management and Best Companies Group.

Renowned Corporate Technology Partner Paul Tobias Joins V&E 08-15-2016

Corporate attorney Paul Tobias, widely regarded for his work with technology and growth companies, has joined Vinson & Elkins LLP as a partner in the firm’s Austin office.

Vinson & Elkins Adds Top Litigation Team to Global IP Practice 06-13-2016

V&E continues to enhance its global Intellectual Property practice with the addition of five highly regarded partners in Austin and Dallas who have a broad range of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secrets and complex commercial litigation experience.

V&E Confirms Selection of Seven Scholarship Recipients for 2014 06-05-2014

Vinson & Elkins' Scholarship Committee has confirmed the selection of seven scholarship recipients for 2014. 

Law360 Names V&E a 2017 Texas Powerhouse 10-02-2017

Vinson & Elkins has once again been named a Texas Powerhouse by Law360, in recognition of the firm’s outstanding corporate and litigation successes over the past year.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 63 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-05-2017

Super Lawyers has selected 63 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2017 guide.

V&E Named to "The Awesome Opponents" List by BTI Litigation Outlook 2015 09-30-2014

Vinson & Elkins is one of just six firms selected to the list for 2015.

Vinson & Elkins Named Vault's 2015 Best Law Firm for Energy, Oil & Gas Law and Best Law Firm in Texas; Ranks Among Top 100 U.S. Law Firms 09-15-2014

Vinson & Elkins has claimed the top spot in two categories in Vault’s 2015 Law Firm Rankings, Best Law Firm in Texas and Best Law Firm for Energy, Oil and Gas Law.

V&E Shortlisted for 2014 Chambers USA Award for Excellence in Energy/Projects: Oil & Gas 04-04-2014

V&E previously received the award in 2008 and 2013.

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