VLSI Awarded $948,755,789 for Intel’s Patent Infringement, Exact Amount of Secretariat Economist’s Testimony

January 12, 2023

Dr. Ryan Sullivan provided trial testimony on behalf of VLSI Technology in patent litigation involving Intel’s microprocessors. The jury awarded damages of $948,755,789, the exact amount testified to by Dr. Sullivan.

Secretariat worked with Irell & Manella on behalf of VLSI Technology in patent litigation involving a microprocessor patent. The technology at issue provides performance improvements, among other benefits, in microprocessors. Previously, in a separate Texas trial involving VLSI Technology and Intel in March 2021, VLSI was awarded $2.175 billion based upon the work and testimony of Dr. Sullivan.

During its work, Secretariat conducted economic analysis to determine reasonable royalties for the alleged infringement by Intel. This included an assessment of the economic contribution of the patented technology to Intel’s allegedly infringing products and analysis of the economic benefits from use of the patented technology by Intel. As part of its work, Intensity evaluated all fifteen of the Georgia-Pacific factors.

Dr. Ryan Sullivan submitted a report and provided expert testimony at deposition and trial. Dr. Sullivan’s work was supported by Secretariat analytical teams led by Jennifer Rosendin.

After a six-day trial in Austin, the jury returned a verdict in favor of VLSI with a damages award in the exact amount of the reasonable royalty from the analysis Secretariat performed. The jury awarded $948,755,789 for past infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,606,983.

Bloomberg Law coverage 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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