Harris Corporation held a patent on a method for equalizing transmitted radio signals that had become scrambled and distorted, and then converting those signals into recognizable speech in a cellular phone. The company pioneered this technology for the US military in the 1980s. Harris Corporation successfully asserted its patent involving cellular telephone communications technology against Ericsson, Inc.

The Focal Point’s Role

The Focal Point worked very closely with both San Francisco-based counsel and local counsel in Dallas during all phases of this litigation—from preparing for a Markman Hearing, to creating tutorials for summary judgment hearings, to developing both Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s graphics for a mock jury. The Focal Point also worked in partnership with counsel to develop a neutral patent tutorial that taught the mock jury key concepts regarding the USPTO and the patent system in general.


A federal jury in Dallas found Ericsson liable for willful infringement and awarded Harris a $61 million verdict.


US District Court for the Northern District of Texas  (Dallas, TX)

The Focal Point’s Clients

HarrisMitch Evander
Henry Bunsow (Dewey & LeBoeuf)
Denise De Mory (Dewey & LeBoeuf)

Fulbright & JaworskiBrett Govett