Bartlit Beck Wins Back-to-Back Trials Against Honeywell and Kirkland & Ellis

Honeywell v. Hamilton Sundstrand (2005)

$135 million

Bartlit Beck partners Mark Levine and Chris Lind successfully defended Hamilton Sundstrand in a patent infringement trial in Delaware.  Honeywell alleged that Hamilton Sundstrand infringed a patent relating to the starting of an Auxiliary Power Unit for an airplane.  Honeywell had sought $135 million in damages (including interest and treble damages).  The jury found that Hamilton Sundstrand did not infringe the patent, and that the patent was invalid.

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