Law360 listed McKool Smith's $303 million verdict on behalf of client Netlist as the #3 Top Patent Damages Award of 2023. The verdict was announced earlier this year following a jury trial before U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. McKool Smith, along with co-counsel Irell & Manella, secured a $303 million patent infringement verdict on behalf of Netlist against Samsung, with a jury finding Samsung willfully infringed three of Netlist's patents related to computer memory technology.
The article stated, "While 2023 didn't feature any blockbuster verdicts that had become the norm in recent years, the number of patent trials jumped as the COVID-19 bottleneck broke, and multiple juries came back with nine-figure verdicts."
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