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Catching Lies Landed Susman Godfrey $706M IP Verdict

Law360 (April 30, 2018, 9:05 PM EDT) -- Susman Godfrey LLP in March brought in what might be the year’s largest intellectual property verdict to date by digging up proof that Title Source Inc. used proprietary data from data-analytics startup HouseCanary Inc. to make its own competing real estate appraisal software, in violation of collaborator agreements.

The firm, led by partners Max Tribble and Kalpana Srinivasan, was able to dig up an internal TSI presentation proving that it was making software that would compete with HouseCanary’s, allowing the lawyers to discredit multiple witnesses who swore otherwise and ultimately win over a Texas state jury to get a massive $706...

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