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Jason S. McManis


Jason S. McManis

 

Jason S. McManis
jmcmanis@caldwellcc.com
Direct Line: (214) 888-4844
2101 Cedar Springs Rd.
Suite 1000
Dallas, Texas 75201

Education
University of Virginia School of Law
J.D., 2013

Virginia Law & Business Review
Articles Review Committee

Dartmouth College
B.A. English, 2008



Jason McManis joined Caldwell Cassady & Curry as an associate in June 2013. His practice focuses on patent litigation, but also includes other areas of intellectual property and commercial litigation. Jason has significant experience in all phases of litigation, including drafting complaints, negotiating discovery orders, writing and responding to briefs and motions that have led to favorable outcomes for his clients, drafting and responding to discovery requests, examining and defending fact and expert witnesses at depositions, and preparing key witnesses for trial. He also works closely with experts in various technical fields, economists, and statisticians.

Jason represents clients of all sizes with a variety of technologies, including telecommunications and computer networking, data security and enterprise software, data storage and access, and mobile payment technology.

Jason attended the University of Virginia School of Law. As a member of the Virginia Law & Business Review, Jason served on the Articles Review Committee. In 2013, Jason participated in and successfully completed the National Trial Advocacy College.

Jason earned his BA in English from Dartmouth College in 2008, where he was also a four-year letterman on the varsity baseball team. Jason is admitted to the Texas State Bar.

 

Representative Matters

Smartflash LLC v. Apple Inc.. and Smartflash LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al.
Jason represents Smartflash in its patent infringement actions involving Smartflash’s data storage and access system patents. Jason examined a number of fact and expert witnesses at depositions, drafted and responded to discovery requests, wrote discovery motions that led to favorable rulings, responded to a Daubert challenge on one of Smartflash’s key trial experts, securing the admissibility of the expert’s testimony, and prepared key witnesses for trial. In February 2015, a jury awarded Smartflash $532,900,000 for Apple’s will infringement of Smartflash’s patents. A jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas versus Samsung and HTC related to Google Play is scheduled for late 2015.

Smartflash LLC v. Google Inc.
Jason represents Smartflash in its patent infringement action against Google involving Smartflash’s data storage and access system patents. Jason negotiated a number of discovery orders, drafted claim construction documents, and handled all aspects of discovery. A trial in the Eastern District of Texas is scheduled for early 2016.

VirnetX, Inc. v. Apple Inc.
Mr. McManis represents VirnetX in the company’s patent infringement litigation against Apple over the infringement of VirnetX’s network security patents by Apple’s FaceTime, iMessage, and VPN On Demand features. His work has included examining and defending fact and expert witnesses at depositions; drafting and responding to discovery requests; and briefing discovery motions. In the first trial against Apple in 2012, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas found VirnetX’s patents valid and awarded a $368 million verdict based on Apple’s infringement. After the case was sent back for a new trial on damages, Mr. McCarty and other attorneys at Caldwell Cassady & Curry won again; securing a $625 million verdict for VirnetX in February 2016 after jurors in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas found that Apple continued to infringe VirnetX’s patents following the first trial in order to produce the FaceTime, iMessage and re-designed VPN On Demand features. The jury also found that Apple’s infringement was willful regarding FaceTime and VPN on Demand. The court later vacated its order to consolidate the matters and set the cases for two separate jury trials. In the first new trial heard in October 2016, Mr. McManis helped VirnetX win a $302 million verdict against Apple.

VirnetX, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp.
Jason represented VirnetX in its recent patent infringement action against Microsoft involving virtual private network technology. After a jury awarded VirnetX $105 million in 2011, Jason represented VirnetX in a subsequent action in the Eastern District of Texas related to Microsoft’s Skype technology. The case settled on confidential terms in late 2014.

Robert E. Morley v. Square, Inc., et al.
Jason represents Dr. Morley in his suit against Square, Inc., Jack Dorsey, and Jim McKelvey for patent infringement and breach of joint-venture and fiduciary duty, for their exclusion of Dr. Morley from Square. Dr. Morley revolutionized the mobile payment industry with his invention of the Square card reader. Jason has drafted the complaint, successfully opposed a motion to dismiss, negotiated discovery orders, and drafted and responded to discovery requests. A trial in the Eastern District of Missouri is scheduled for mid-2016.

Chestnut Hill Sound, Inc. v. Apple Inc.
Jason represents Chestnut Hill Sound in its patent infringement action involving its remote control audio technology. Jason drafted the complaint and played a key role in briefing related to Chestnut Hill’s efforts to obtain a preliminary injunction against Apple’s Remote app. Chestnut Hill Sound revolutionized mp3 audio players with its popular audio system GeorgeTM. George was named one of Macworld Magazine’s Best of Show Award winners and was subsequently recognized as a Product of the Year by PC World and Macworld magazines.