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National Law Journal Ranks Bracewell’s Federal Jury Patent Suit for Syntrix Among 2013 Top Verdicts

Wed, 03/26/2014

Syntrix Biosystems, Inc., for which Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented in a federal jury patent suit, has been listed among the “Top 100 Verdicts of 2013,” ranking 20th in terms of jury awards by National Law Journal.

Bracewell won a federal jury verdict in a patent suit on behalf of Syntrix against Illumina in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington before U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle.

Syntrix first filed the suit in November 2010, alleging that Illumina's sales of its BeadChip products infringed U.S. Patent 6,951,682. After an 11 day trial, the jury awarded Syntrix $95,795,507 in damages and a 6 percent royalty rate. When the final judgment was entered in June 2013, Syntrix was awarded a total of $115,106,105, which included the verdict plus prejudgment interest of $7,273,130, and supplemental damages in the amount of $12,037,468. Additionally, Syntrix was awarded an ongoing royalty at the rate of 8 percent per infringing future sale.

Bracewell attorneys who worked on this matter include:

Partners: Alan D Albright and Michael R. Samardzija

Senior Counsel: Heather M. Khassian

Associates: Karthika Perumal and Lucy Tyson

Bracewell attorneys were also assisted by attorneys from Nix, Patterson & Roach: Derek Gilliland, Ed Chin, Andrew Wright, and Winn Cutler.

The National Law Journal's VerdictSearch affiliate scoured the nation's court records in search of 2013's biggest verdicts, also consulting with practitioners and reviewing reports by other ALM Media LLC publications.

For more information about National Law Journal’s Top 100 Verdicts of 2013, please click here.