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. The willful infringement finding means the court could triple the damages. The team includes Morgan Chu, Alan Heinrich, Maclain Wells, Elizabeth Tuan, Michael Fleming, Rebecca Carson and Ingrid Petersen.
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