Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Law360 Article on Top Patent Damages Awards of 2023

Dani Kass published an article titled The Top Patent Damages Awards of 2023, Law360, Dec. 19, 2023, available here but behind a paywall.  The article states that, although there were no ten-figure verdicts this year, "multiple juries came back with nine-figure verdicts."  The highest ($470 million) was in March in ClearPlay, Inc. v. Dish Network L.L.C.Case No. 2:14-cv-00191-DN-CMR (D. Utah)--which however was overturned in an oral ruling on a motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict, for lack of infringement, just eleven days later.  (The judge's written opinion granting the motion was published in June, and is available on Westlaw.  The case is on appeal to the Federal Circuit.)  Overall, there were "50 or so" trials that led to damages awards, but according to attorney Jeannine Sano (quoted in the article) aggregate damages have remained steady in recent years at about $3 billion.  Highly recommended.  

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I will taking a blogging break until the new year.  Happy holidays!

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