Tom Cotter
Taft Stettinius & Hollister Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Research & Planning

Law360 Quotes Professor Cotter on Patent Damages Decision

A March 4, 2022 Law360 article titled Ax of $85M Verdict Shows Hurdles in Proving Patent Damages discusses a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Apple Inc. v. Wi-LAN Inc.  that reversed an $85 million patent damages award against Apple and the sent the matter back to the trial court for a third trial on damages.  The article quotes Professor Thomas Cotter, who notes that "[t]he decision highlights the challenges presented when basing damages theories for" one or a small number of discrete patents on so-called "portfolio" licenses that may include hundreds of other patents.