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IP Litigation Awards, Settlements Reach Record Highs

Law360 (November 5, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Topped by medical device maker Medtronic’s dizzying $1.35 billion payout to a Los Angeles surgeon, this is turning out to be a blockbuster year for settlements and awards in intellectual property litigation, according to our survey of litigation payouts and the firms that win them.


The California branch of Chicago-based Kirkland & Ellis negotiated the largest settlement in an intellectual property case so far this year, winning an astonishing $1.35 billion for a single individual.


The settlement, following a $400 million jury award in U.S....
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