Mansion-sized patent jury verdicts have been slow, but are not forgotten. Yesterday a jury awarded $500 million to the patent holder Smartflash LLC. The jury also found that that the infringement was willful.
The three patents at issue are U.S. Patent Nos. 7,334,720 (claim 13); 8,118,221 (claim 32); and 8,336,772 (claims 26 and 32) and cover managed data-access systems.