Irell Hits Apple With $506M Patent Jury Award
On August 11, 2020, Irell & Manella LLP convinced a federal jury to award PanOptis its full damages request of $506.2 million in past damages in a patent infringement suit against Apple Inc. involving 4G LTE technology. The jury in the courtroom of Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap in the Eastern District of Texas found Apple infringed claims of the five patents at issue and determined all asserted claims were valid. The panel also found that Apple’s infringement was willful. The case was the first patent jury trial in the nation since the pandemic began. Judge Gilstrap finalized the award in February 2021.
The Irell trial team includes Jason Sheasby, Annita Zhong, Lisa Glasser, Maclain Wells, Ingrid Petersen, Kelsey Schuetz and Andrew Strabone. The home team includes Rebecca Carson and Dennis Courtney. Co-counsel includes McKool Smith PC and Gray Reed & McGraw LLP.