Amid expanding technology markets, last year's $117.3 million award in Finisar Corp. v. DirecTV Group Inc. was just one of a burgeoning number of blockbuster verdicts in intellectual property cases. Lawyers say there's a direct correlation between IP jury verdicts and the importance of the technology protected by the patent, with companies increasingly viewing IP as an asset to be exploited -- and increasingly inclined to bring such cases to trial.
Intellectual Property Verdicts Exceed $1.3 Billion in 2006
The National Law Journal
March 5, 2007