Los Angeles—Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) Patent Litigation Chairman Stanley M. Gibson was recently recognized by the National Law Journal for the verdict achieved for his client in Medtronic v. Michelson, a patent infringement trial decided in 2004. The $582,000,000 verdict is number 51 on the NLJ’s Hall of Fame, a list of the 100 highest grossing verdicts since 2003.
Gibson and former JMBM partner Marc Marmaro defended Dr. Gary K. Michelson, a Los Angeles inventor, against medical technology company Medtronic in a case involving more than 100 patents. After a five-month jury trial in Tennessee, Dr. Michelson was awarded $110 million in damages, $60 million in patent infringement damages and $400 million in punitive damages. Medtronic subsequently acquired Dr. Michelson’s patents and technology for $1.35 billion.
“The Michelson trial was a complex case that I’m proud to have defended and won for Dr. Michelson,” said Gibson. “I’m pleased to see it recognized by the National Law Journal.”
Gibson is an experienced trial lawyer specializing in technology and entertainment cases related to intellectual property and patent infringement. Marmaro is a retired judge and current neutral at Signature Resolution.
About JMBM’s Patent Litigation Group
Whether pursuing patent violations or defending infringement claims, the patent litigators at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP know how to deliver successful results. We represent inventors and entrepreneurs, universities, family-owned businesses, middle-market companies, startups and the FORTUNE 500 in patent litigation. Our approach is aggressive and efficient, and we have an impressive record of wins.
Stanley M. Gibson