SynQor v. Artesyn, et. al. (E.D. Tx)
Lead trial counsel for SynQor against eleven of its competitors in a case tried in December 2010. The jury found that all five asserted patents were infringed, were not invalid, and awarded more than $95 million in damages. The Court went on to reject all of the Defendants' many challenges to the jury verdict, entered a permanent injunction and awarded supplemental damages and sanctions, adding nearly $20 million more to the final judgment. The verdict was one of the largest verdicts of 2010 and has since been affirmed on appeal.
National Pasteurized Eggs v. Michael Foods (W.D. Wisc.)
Lead trial counsel for National Pasteurized Eggs ("National") in patent infringement suit involving three of National's patents directed at the pasteurization of eggs in their shells and three of Michael Foods' patents directed at the same. The jury ruled for National across the board, invalidating each of Michael Foods' patents and finding infringement of each of National's patents. The jury awarded lost profits and price erosion damages, and the Court entered a permanent injunction. The case was tremendously important for National because its principle product line was at risk, and Michael Foods, a far larger company, was National's only competitor.