McKool Smith, one of the nation’s leading trial firms, has secured a $145 million patent infringement verdict on behalf of Ottawa, Canada-based WiLAN Inc. against Apple, Inc.
The verdict was announced on August 1, 2018 following a jury trial before Judge Dana M. Sabraw in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. After 1.5 hours of deliberations, jurors awarded WiLAN $145.1 million in damages finding that Apple infringed WiLAN’s 8,457,145 and 8,537,757 patents, which cover voice over LTE (“VoLTE”) wireless communication technology used in many Apple products, including the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus.
“The jury worked very hard to understand the complex technology involved in the case, and they weighed the evidence very carefully,” said Mike McKool, Chairman of McKool Smith. “Our client is pleased with the verdict.”