Irell’s $752 Million Jury Award Lands on Daily Journal’s Top Verdicts List
The Daily Journal featured Irell’s $752 million jury award for Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research and Juno Therapeutics Inc. as a Top Verdict for 2019. The publication noted that the $752 million awarded against Kite Pharma was “exactly the sum the plaintiffs sought,” and that the jury also found Kite willfully infringed the patent for the first “living drug,” a cancer immunotherapy known as CAR T-cell therapy. A judge subsequently enhanced the award to $1.2 billion. The team includes Morgan Chu, Alan Heinrich, Maclain Wells, Elizabeth Tuan, Michael Fleming, Rebecca Carson and Ingrid Petersen.
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