As the UK publication The Lawyer reports, there are a lot of smiling faces at the Washington, D.C., law firm Wiley Rein & Fielding. For its work representing NTP in its four-year patent dispute against BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, the firm received a $200 million payout — nearly a third of the entire $612.5 million settlement.

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