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Kirkland & Ellis LLP Announces Charter Patent Victory

Kirkland & Ellis LLP announced today that a federal jury in Marshall, Texas has ruled in favor of its client, national cable service provider Charter Communications, in a patent infringement lawsuit.

The suit was brought by Hybrid Patents, Inc., who claimed that it owned patents on the industry standard developed for high-speed Internet connections over cable modems. Hybrid sought as much as $176 million in damages as well as treble damages for willful infringement

The Kirkland team consisted of partners John Desmarais, Eric Lamison, Adam Alper and associates Ryan Casamiquela, Jeanne Heffernan, Sue Shin, Jason Choy, Kenny Nguyen and Jeremy Taylor.

About Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,300-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration, corporate, restructuring, tax and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Munich, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

About Charter Communications

Charter Communications, Inc., the third-largest publicly traded cable operator in the U.S., serves more than 5.7 million customers in 29 states. A Fortune 500 company, Charter is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, and its stock is traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol CHTR.