First up this week is a team at Irell & Manella that won a $445 million patent infringement verdict last week for computer memory client Netlist in litigation with chipmaker Micron Technology. A Marshall, Texas, jury found that Micron infringed both asserted patents willfully, opening the door to potential enhanced damages. The win for Netlist comes after the team, with co-counsel from McKool Smith previously won a $303 million patent infringement verdict against Samsung in April 2023 in a related suit concerning computer memory patents. The Irell team included Jason Sheasby, Rebecca Carson, Tony Rowles, Stephen Payne, Lisa Glasser, Annita Zhong, Andrew Strabone, Michael Tezyan, Yanan Zhao, David Kahn and Drew Henderson with co-counsel from McKool Smith principal Jennifer Truelove.

Tom Bayliss of Abrams & Bayliss and David Cooper and R. Brian TimmonsDavid Grable and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan led a team representing Crypto custodian BitGo at the Delaware Supreme Court against investor Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Holdings over the companies’ failed merger. Last week the state’s high court unanimously revived BitGo’s lawsuit, reversing a Chancery Court decision finding BitGo failed to deliver “contractually compliant” audited 2021 financial statements by the required date. The Supreme Court found the merger agreement’s definition of such statements “ambiguous” and remanded the case for further proceedings. Bayliss argued the appeal. He, Cooper and Grable were joined on the briefs by Eliezer Feinstein of Abrams & Bayliss and Michael Barlow, Deborah Brown and Nathan Goralnik of Quinn Emanuel.