Jury awards $765 million verdict to Motorola in copyright and trade secrets case

A group of Kirkland & Ellis litigators including IP Star Adam Alper successfully represented Motorola Solutions in a copyright and trade secrets suit in the Northern District of Illinois. A jury awarded the client $345.8 million in compensatory damages and $418.8 million in punitive damages, after China-based Hytera was found to have misappropriated IP related to the university’s mobile technology.

Adam Alper is currently ranked as a Patent Star in California. Also on the Kirkland team were IP litigation partners Brandon Brown and Mike De Vries.

CalTech wins $1 billion suit against Apple and Broadcom

A team from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, including IP Star William Price, secured a $1.1 billion verdict for the California Institute of Technology in a patent dispute against Apple and Broadcom. A Central District of California jury found the companies had infringed three of CalTech’s patents at issue related to error coding technology, according to a Quinn Emanuel press release.

If the damages award is upheld, it will be one of the largest patent infringement verdicts in history in the United States.

William Price is currently ranked as a Patent Star in California. Also on the Quinn Emanuel team were partners James Asperger and Kevin Johnson.

Hologic avoids $90 million payment in patent suit

An Arnold & Porter team including IP Stars David Barr, Jennifer Sklenar and Matthew Wolf scored a win in the District Court of Delaware for client Hologic and affiliate Grifols SA. The result, which involves DNA testing technology, will for now deny $90 million in damages sought by opponent bioMérieux.

Sklenar is currently recognized on Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP list, a distinction she has held since 2017. Wolf is shortlisted this year for the DC Area Outstanding Litigator of the Year award by Managing IP.