Our first runner-up this week is a team at Goodwin Procter that scored a complete defense verdict for LED display company Absen in patent litigation brought by Ultravision. After three-and-a-half days of testimony, an eight-person jury in Marshall, Texas, last week found not only that Absen didn’t infringe any of the three asserted patent claims, but also that all three were invalid. The Goodwin trial team representing Absen included PJ McCarthy, Srikanth Reddy, Naomi Birbach, Louis Lobel, Kevin Martin, and Kelly Grosshuesch, who were supported by Lucas Dahlin and Madeline DiLascia.
Jenner & Block partners Lee Wolosky and Andrew Lichtman get a runner-up nod for fending off an injunction bid by plaintiffs who claimed that the facial recognition technology used by Clearview AI Inc. violates the Illinois Biometrics Privacy Act. U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman in Chicago this week agreed with arguments put forward by the Jenner lawyers and co-counsel Floyd Abrams and Joel Kurtzberg at Cahill Gordon & Reindel that the plaintiffs failed to establish they were likely to suffer irreparable harm after Clearview made a number of changes to its business practices relating to the Illinois class.