WilmerHale Team Named Litigator of the Week for $502M Patent Infringement Reversal

WilmerHale Team Named Litigator of the Week for $502M Patent Infringement Reversal


Litigation Daily named Partners Bill Lee, Mark Fleming and Lauren Fletcher “Litigators of the Week” in recognition of the team’s Federal Circuit victory vacating a half billion-dollar patent infringement for Apple.  

On March 30, 2023, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a patent infringement win for VirnetX that resulted in more than $500 million in damages. The patent reversal came after WilmerHale successfully argued against VirnetX’s allegations that Apple infringed various patent claims directed to basic internet security. 

In the Q&A feature accompanying the Litigator of the Week recognition, Lee, Fleming and Fletcher discuss the firm’s role in the 10-year-long dispute and credit members of the WilmerHale team for their important contributions. Among those members are Partners Brittany Amadi and Tom Sprankling and Counsels Steven Horn and Alison Burton.

Read the full Q&A.


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