WilmerHale Scores Four Victories in One Week at Federal Circuit

WilmerHale Scores Four Victories in One Week at Federal Circuit

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WilmerHale continues its remarkable record in IP litigation matters by winning four Federal Circuit cases in one week. The victories all involved patent infringement, and, in two cases, affirmed damage awards totaling $74,720,000. This news comes just a few weeks after WilmerHale’s “powerhouse IP litigation group” earned the The American Lawyer’s highest accolade – “IP Litigation Department of the Year.” The four case wins are outlined below.

TiVo Inc. v. EchoStar Communications Corp. – January 31 – Obtained for TiVo a favorable decision in which the Federal Circuit affirmed a jury verdict finding that EchoStar infringed a TiVo patent directed to digital video recorder (“DVR”) technology, a damages award of $74 million, and a permanent injunction. WilmerHale legal team: Seth Waxman, Edward DuMont

Monsanto Co. v. David – February 5 – Gained for Monsanto a favorable decision in which the Federal Circuit affirmed a judgment that defendant Loren David infringed Monsanto’s patents on Roundup Ready biotechnology, affirmed an award of $720,000 for enhanced damages and attorney fees, and remanded for calculation of a reasonable royalty. WilmerHale legal team: Seth Waxman, Paul Wolfson

Prism Technologies LLC v. Verisign, Inc., RSA Security, Inc., Netegrity, Inc., Computer Associates International, Inc., and Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. – February 6 – Represented RSA Security (a division of EMC Corporation) in a multi-defendant action in which the Federal Circuit summarily affirmed a judgment of noninfringement with respect to a patent directed to a security system for computer networks. WilmerHale legal team: William Lee, David Bassett, Mark Selwyn, Greg Teran, Donald Steinberg

Ampex Corp. v. Eastman Kodak Co. – February 7 – Obtained for Eastman Kodak and Altek a favorable decision in which the Federal Circuit summarily affirmed a summary judgment of noninfringement in a case involving a patent directed to video still store technology. WilmerHale legal team: William Lee, Donald Steinberg, Michael Summersgill, S. Calvin Walden