The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Grants Raley & Bowick’s Motion to Dismiss Appellant’s Appeal

On October 3, 2013, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted National Oilwell Varco, LP’s Motion to Dismiss the appeal of Tesco Corporation. Tesco was appealing District Judge Keith Ellison’s summary judgments of (1) patent invalidity; and (2) limiting liability for Tesco’s failure to mark under 35 U.S.C. § 287(a). NOV moved to dismiss Tesco’s appeal as premature because, as Raley & Bowick argued, the District Court had not ruled upon NOV’s claims for exceptional case and sanctions. The case was remanded to the District Court for determination of attorneys’ fees and costs. 

Raley & Bowick Settle Oilfield Patent Infringement Lawsuits for $112 Million

On August 2, 2013, Pason Corporation announced a settlement with Raley & Bowick client National Oilwell Varco, L.P. for $112 Million. The settlement was based on a patent infringement lawsuit won by Raley & Bowick in the District of Colorado and companion cases filed in Canada and Austin, Texas. 

Raley & Bowick Successfully Defend Law Firm in $5 Million Arbitration

On February 27, 2013, following a three year arbitration battle, a Commercial Arbitration Tribunal under the American Arbitration Association entered its final decision in favor of Raley & Bowick’s client Pipkin, Oliver & Bradley, LLP. The claimant sought over $5 million in damages for alleged breach of contract, legal malpractice, gross negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, fraud, and conversion. The panel awarded zero dollars.

Raley & Bowick Awarded Attorneys’ Fees in Final Judgment Following Successful Defense of Attorney Racehorse Haynes

On January 8, 2013, after successfully defending Texas legend Richard “Racehorse” Haynes in a two week jury trial, Raley & Bowick secured an award for Mr. Haynes’s attorneys’ fees. The case was brought against Mr. Haynes by a former client who was alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary duties.

Raley & Bowick Win Summary Judgment of Patent Invalidity in Multi-Million Dollar Drilling Technology Suit

On March 19, 2013, Raley & Bowick won summary judgment for client in a multi-million dollar drilling technology case. The patents related to casing running systems. The Court found the patent claims were invalid because they were obvious under 35 U.S.C. § 103(a). This victory was featured in Law 360.

Firm Partner Recognized for Seven Year Fight to Free a Wrongfully Convicted Man after 25 Years in Prison

In the November and December, 2012, issues of the Texas Monthly, firm partner John Raley was recognized for his pro bono battle to free Michael Morton. Morton was wrongfully convicted for the murder of his wife and served 25 years in prison. Mr. Raley successfully fought to exonerate Mr. Morton, and also helped put the real killer behind bars.

Raley & Bowick Win Claim Construction Argument for Drug Manufacturer

On August 23, 2012, Raley & Bowick prevailed on claim construction arguments for its drug manufacturing client. The client is one of the leading manufacturers of the supplement CoQ10.

Raley & Bowick Victory Featured in the Houston Chronicle

On August 6, 2012, the Houston Chronicle featured Raley & Bowick’s victory in a multi-million dollar real estate dispute. Raley & Bowick won the case in all aspects, including an award of attorneys’ fees to firm’s client.

Raley & Bowick Win Real Estate Battle Over Prestigious Remington Lane Mansion, Including an Award of Attorneys’ Fees of over $500,000 for Firm’s Client

On August 2, 2012, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment for Raley & Bowick’s client. The dispute was over a mansion located in one of Houston’s most prestigious neighborhoods. After winning summary judgment, the firm obtained an award of attorneys’ fees and costs.
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Raley & Bowick Win Jury Verdict for Legendary Lawyer Richard “Racehorse” Haynes

On June 29, 2012, Raley & Bowick won a take-nothing verdict from a Harris County jury for Texas legend Richard “Racehorse” Haynes. Mr. Haynes hired Raley & Bowick in a $3.5 million fraud and breach of contract case when it became clear that the case was going to trial. Raley & Bowick successfully defended Mr. Haynes in a two week jury trial.
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