Irell & Manella and McKool Smith have secured a $445 Million patent infringement verdict on behalf of Netlist against Micron Technology Inc., with a jury finding Micron willfully infringed two of Netlist’s patents related to computer memory technology.

This verdict is Irell & Manella’s and McKool Smith’s second win on behalf of Netlist, following a recent $303 million patent infringement verdict against Samsung in April 2023 also concerning computer memory technology.

The verdict was announced on May 23, 2024, following a jury trial before U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

 “Our client is pleased with another successful outcome and is thankful the jury followed the facts,” said McKool Smith Principal Jennifer Truelove. “They look forward to the compensation they are entitled to.”

The case is Netlist Inc. v. Micron Technology Inc., case number 2:22-cv-00203, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

With 130 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, and Washington, D.C., McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. The firm has secured 14 nine-figure jury verdicts and 16 eight-figure jury verdicts, obtaining more VerdictSearch and The National Law Journal “Top 100 Verdicts” than any other law firm. These courtroom successes have earned McKool Smith critical acclaim and helped the firm become what The Wall Street Journal describes as “one of the biggest law firm success stories of the past decade.” McKool Smith represents clients in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, insurance recovery, and white collar defense matters.

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