VLSI Awarded $948,755,789 for Intel’s Patent Infringement, Exact Amount of Intensity Economist’s Testimony 

Dr. Ryan Sullivan of Intensity provided trial testimony on behalf of VLSI Technology in patent litigation involving Intel’s microprocessors. The jury awarded damages of $948,755,789, the exact amount testified to by Dr. Sullivan. 

Intensity worked with Irell & Manella on behalf of VLSI Technology in patent litigation involving a microprocessor patent. The technology at issue provides performance improvements, among other benefits, in microprocessors. Previously, in a separate Texas trial involving VLSI Technology and Intel in March 2021, VLSI was awarded $2.175 billion based upon the work and testimony of Dr. Sullivan. 

During its work, Intensity conducted economic analysis to determine reasonable royalties for the alleged infringement by Intel. This included an assessment of the economic contribution of the patented technology to Intel’s allegedly infringing products and analysis of the economic benefits from use of the patented technology by Intel. As part of its work, Intensity evaluated all fifteen of the Georgia-Pacific factors. 

Dr. Ryan Sullivan, President of Intensity, submitted a report and provided expert testimony at deposition and trial. Dr. Sullivan’s work was supported by Intensity analytical teams led by Vice President Jennifer Rosendin. 

After a six-day trial in Austin, the jury returned a verdict in favor of VLSI with a damages award in the exact amount of the reasonable royalty from the analysis Intensity performed. The jury awarded $948,755,789 for past infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,606,983.  

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