Bartlit Beck Wins $56 Million for Inventor Against FordJacob Krippelz, Sr. v. Ford Motor Company (2009)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Mark Ferguson, Adam Mortara, Hamilton Hill and a Bartlit Beck team won a $23 million patent infringement jury verdict against Ford Motor Company on behalf of individual inventor Jacob Krippelz, Sr., in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In a subsequent bench trial on willfulness, the Court found willful patent infringement and awarded Mr. Krippelz an additional $33 million in enhanced damages and prejudgment interest.
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