Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WLG Assists Mann Law Group Secure Patent Infringement Jury Verdict

The Whitaker Law Group joined the Mann Law Group recently to try the case of GuideTech, Inc. v. Brilliant Instruments, Inc. The case involves U.S. Patent No. 6,226,231 ('231 Patent), which relates to devices for measuring very, very small time differences for a long time.  These are called Continuous Time Interval Analyzers, and they are used to test high-speed digital components.
We tried the case to a jury, and after four verdicts, GuideTech finally secured a win of infringement against its rival manufacturer.
The trial was short, but amazingly unpredictable. There's a very interesting story about the jury changing its mind about one verdict pretty much as the gavel was coming down. I'll have to share that one after post-trial motions are over.