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Bronze - Individuals: litigation
Irell & Manella practises at the apex of the patent litigation market; there’s no clearer evidence of this than its March 2021 $2.2 billion jury trial win for VLSI Technology against Intel in the Western District of Texas. This was masterminded by Morgan Chu, Benjamin Hattenbach and Alan Heinrich, who deserve all the props they get for this result – and for the consistency with which they have won big cases throughout their careers. Other impressive results of late have included a $506.2 million damages win for PanOptis in a patent suit against Apple involving 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology; central to this was Jason Sheasby, who has plenty of large monetary awards on his résumé. In April 2021, the firm welcomed former USPTO director Andrei Iancu back into the fold.