TruePosition, Inc. v. Andrew Corporation
TruePosition, Inc., a provider of wireless location technologies, sued Andrew Corporation, a provider of communications services and systems, for patent infringement in the United States District Court in the District of Delaware. The jury found that Andrew willfully infringed on TruePosition’s intellectual property regarding cell phone location technology, and awarded $45.3 million to TruePosition.
TruePosition counsel Woodcock Washburn, LLP retained Analysis Group to assign a value to Andrew’s infringement of intellectual property. Managing Principal Carla Mulhern, supported by a team including Managing Principal Justin McLean, testified at trial that the appropriate form of compensation in the case was TruePosition’s lost profits of $45.3 million. The opposing expert testified that lost profits were not an appropriate form of compensation in the case, or, alternatively, that such lost profits were no greater than $9.9 million.
After fewer than four hours of deliberation following the two-week trial, the jury awarded damages in keeping with Ms. Mulhern’s testimony. At the Court’s discretion, TruePosition may also be awarded enhanced damages given the willfulness of Andrew’s infringement.