Panasonic Awarded Damages in Exact Amount of Secretariat Expert’s Testimony

June 14, 2022

Managing Director Dominic Persechini provided trial testimony on behalf of Panasonic in patent litigation involving Getac’s laptop designs. Based on the testimony of Mr. Persechini, the jury awarded damages of $17.5 million.

Mr. Persechini was engaged by Haynes and Boone and Crowell & Moring on behalf of Panasonic in litigation alleging that two lines of rugged laptops produced by Getac, Inc. and Getac Technology Corp. infringed three design patents held by Panasonic Holding Corp. The patents in question relate to the rugged design of the laptops.

During his work, Mr. Persechini conducted an economic analysis and provided trial testimony to determine the amount of Getac profits to be disgorged as damages due to Getac’s infringement.

Mr. Persechini submitted an expert report and provided expert testimony at deposition and trial. Following a seven-day trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Panasonic, determining that the patents in suit, U.S. Design Patent Nos. D766,232; D756,998; and D785,634, were valid and were willfully infringed. The jury awarded damages of $17,515,616, the exact amount that Mr. Persechini calculated and testified to.

Law 360 (subscription may be required) coverage of the verdict can be found here.

*Work performed by individuals while employed by Intensity, LLC. Intensity was acquired by Secretariat in February 2023.

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