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L-R Morgan Chu and William Lee. Courtesy Photos Morgan Chu, left, and William Lee, right. Courtesy photos

Fortress Investment Group’s VLSI Technology LLC wrapped up its six-day patent infringement trial against Intel Corp. with a bold demand: more than $2 billion in damages for the infringement of two semiconductor-related patents.

At least, that appeared to be the number. As throughout the trial, Irell & Manella partner Morgan Chu didn’t say it out loud but showed the jury figures on closed-circuit monitors. Intel’s Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr attorneys said it was “literally billions of dollars” and told jurors that “no one has ever paid remotely the type of money VLSI is seeking for these two patents.”

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Scott Graham

Scott Graham focuses on intellectual property and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He writes ALM's Skilled in the Art IP briefing. Contact him at [email protected]

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