Tuesday 1 March 2011

USA Ranking of damages awards

This week the ranking has been modified, Centocor Ortho Biotech (J&J) v Abbott $ 1,848 MM has disappeared from no. 1.

On February 23, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington concluded that four claims of plaintiff’s patent “are invalid for lack of written description” and reversed the judgment. Copy of the decision here.

Much was written about this case. Most of the times reference was made to the amount of damages (here, or here) but also to the lawyers “show” during the trial, as Jeremy reported here.

2007 Lucent v. Microsoft $ 1,538 MM returns to lead the ranking published by PWC in September 2010. Full report here.

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