For the unauthorized use of a tray-moving patent at airport security checkpoints, the federal government has been ordered to pay what may be its largest patent infringement payout in history.

The decision, which was unsealed on Oct. 22 by the D.C. District of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims awards over $100 million in damages to patent holder SecurityPoint Holdings Inc., represented at trial by Sheppard Mullin, in addition to at least another $30 million for continued infringement after the closure of fact discovery.