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NPR Partner Cary Patterson Donates $1 Million to Texarkana College

NPR partner Cary Patterson recently donated $1 million to the Texarkana College Foundation, which was the foundation’s largest gift to date. Patterson’s father, a local dentist, was instrumental in Texarkana College starting and growing its robust nursing program into what it is today—a program that has graudated almost 5,000 nurses since its inception. Texarkana College

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NPR Obtains Settlement for Investors in GMX Resources

NPR brought this action on behalf of Northumberland County Retirement Systems and other purchasers or acquirers of GMX common stock, asserting claims for alleged violation of federal securities laws against GMX Resources Inc., and certain individual and underwriter defendants. Defendants filed motions to dismiss, which were hard-fought and fully briefed by NPR. During the pendency

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NPR Secures Federal Circuit Appeal Victory in In re Karpf

NPR represented Ronald S. Karpf on appeal of the final decision of the PTAB’s rejection of all pending claims of his patent application. Karpf’s application covered an electronic medical records system that doctors could use to access records, enter diagnoses, and provide treatment instructions. The PTAB relied on a prior patent in finding that all

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NPR Wins $96 Million Jury Verdict in Patent Trial

After an 11 day trial, a federal jury returned a verdict in favor of NPR client Syntrix Biosystems Inc., finding that Illumina Inc. infringed, and induced others to infringe, a Syntrix patent dealing with DNA analysis.  The jury awarded damages in the amount proposed by NPR — $95,795,507, plus a 6% royalty. The story told

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