Patent/copyright infringement
lawsuits/licensing awards

Winning or losing an IP lawsuit can lead to significant damages - anywhere from millions of dollars, to billions of dollars. That is a huge risk for any company, a risk that can be greatly reduced by acquiring patent insurance, for example, to defend you from attack from a low quality patent, or to help you assert your high quality patent against infringers.

What follows is a table listing the monetary awards that companies have received because they were either victorious in an IP infringement lawsuit, or they negotiated deal in the absense/presence of a infringement lawsuit, or related technology litigation such as antitrust. The following monetary awards are culled from media reports of such victories/successes, and may have been reversed/reduced in later appeals, though we are constantly updating our records to include more awards, and more history on each award.

(Note: 'P.' prefix stands for patents, 'C.' prefix stands for copyrights). Dollar amounts in parentheses indicate the original judgment was reversed.

A more complete version of this table, is available at our sister Web site: www.global-patent-quality.com/awards.html.


Amount   Year Parties   Legal Action   Technology
$30,000,000,000
(VTX:ATLN up 17%)
  2017 Actelion <-- Johnson & Johnson   Buyout   Drugs (Rare diseases)
-$22,000,000,000
(down 11%)
  2016 Samsung   Recall   Exploding Phone Batteries
$21,000,000,000   2015 Pharmacyclics <-- AbbVie   Buyout   Drugs (Cancer)
-$20,100,000,000
(BMY: down 12%)
  2016 Bristol-Myers Squibb   Clinical trial failure    Drugs (Lung-Cancer)
$16,700,000,000   2015 Altera <-- Intel   Buyout   Electronics (FPGA)
-$14,800,000,000
(QCOM: down 15%)
  2017 Qualcomm   Apple's antitrust lawsuit   Electronics
-$14,700,000,000   2016 Car owners <-- Volkswagen   Technology Cheating   Software (vehicles)
    -$4,700,000,000   2017 USA <-- Volkswagen   Technology Cheating   Software (vehicles)
-$10,980,000,000
(LNKD: down 47%)
  2016 LinkedIn   Missed Earnings   Social Network
$10,960,000,000   2015 Salix Pharmaceuticals <-- Valeant Pharmaceuticals   Buyout   Drugs (Gastrointestinal)
$10,100,000,000   2015 Salix Pharmaceuticals <-- Valeant Pharmaceuticals   Buyout   Drugs (Gastrointestinal)
-$8,800,000,000
(LLY: down 11%)
  2016 Eli Lilly    FDA Phase III test failure    Drug (Alzheimers)
$8,700,000,000   2013 Bausch & Lomb <-- Valeant Pharmaceuticals   Buyout   Eyecare
$8,400,000,000   2015 Synageva BioPharma <-- Alexion Pharmaceuticals   Buyout   Drugs (Rare Diseases)
-$8,100,000,000
(BIIB: down 79%)
  2016 Biogen    FDA Phase II test failure   Drugs (MS)
-$8,000,000,000
(ABBV: down 10%)
  2015 AbbVie    FDA warning    Drugs (Hepatitis C)
$7,650,000,000   2014-2032 IOC <-- NBC   C.License   Olympics
-$7,000,000,000
(LLY: down 79%)
  2015 Eli Lilly    FDA Phase III test failure    Drug (cardiovascular)
$5,900,000,000
(+ $646 million)
  2015 Dyaz Corp. <-- Shire   P.Buyout   Pharmaceutical
$5,800,000,000
(+ 50%)
  2016 Alere <-- Abbott   Buyout   Medical - PoS Diagnostics
-$5,300,000,000
(BA: down 7%)
  2016 Boeing    Accounting Problems   Airplanes
$5,000,000,000   2015 Reynolds American <-- Japan Tobacco   License   Trademark (cigarettes)
-$6,470,000,000
(TYO: down 40%)
  2016 Toshiba   Cost overruns   Nuclear power subsidiary
-$4,000,000,000
(ALKS: down 44%)
  2016 Alkermes    Clinical trial failure    Drugs (Depression)
$3,300,000,000   2014 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation <-- Royalty Pharma   P.License   Pharmaceutical
$3,250,000,000   2015 Dish Network <-- American taxpayers   Loopholes   Communications
$3,250,000,000   2013 Elan Pharmaceuticals <- Biogen Idec   P.Buyout   Pharmaceutical
-$2,900,000,000
(ALNY: down 48%)
  2016 Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Clinical testing failure   Drug (Amyloidosis)
$2,900,000,000   2014 Google <-- Lenovo   P.Buyout (L buys Motorola
Mobility, gets 2000+ patents)
  Electronics
$2,700,000,000   2015 ZS Pharma <-- AstraZeneca   P.Buyout   Pharmaceuticals
$2,500,000,000   2002 Major League Baseball <-- Fox Television   C.License   Sports
$2,300,000,000   2015 Ikaria <-- Mallinckrodt   P.Buyout   Drug (infant)
$2,150,000,000   2013 Pfizer <-- Teva and Sun Pharma   P.Settlement   Drug
$2,100,000,000   2015 Kythera Biopharmaceuticals <-- Allergan   P.Buyout   Drug (cosmetic surgery)
-$2,000,000,000
(TEVA: down 4%)
  2016 Teva Pharmaceutical   Two patents invalidated   Drugs (Copaxone - MS)
-$1,870,000,000
(NVAX: down 84%)
  2016 Novamax   Clinical trial failure   Drugs (Respiratory)
$1,740,000,000
$350M upfront
$340M regulatory
$1.05B milestone
  2015 Five Prime <-- Bristol-Myers Squibb   P.License   Drug (cancer)
$1,725,000,000   1996 NCAA Basketball <-- CBS   C.License   Sports
$1,700,000,000
($530M + upto $1170M)
(TBRA: up 720%)
  2016 Tobira Therapeutics <-- Allergan   P.Buyout   Drugs (Liver disease)
$1,540,000,000    2014 Carnegie Mellon Univ. <-- Marvell Technology    P.Lawsuit    Electronics
$1,450,000,000    2015 IOC <-- Discovery EuroSport    C.License    2018-2024 Olympics
-$1,440,000,000    2014 European Union <-- Intel    Antitrust    Electronics
-$1,400,000,000
(P: down 35%)
  2015 Pandora    Competition from Apple    Music streaming
-$1,370,000,000
(JUNO: down 27%)
  2016 Juno    FDA Phase II test failure   Drug (Leukemia)
$1,350,000,000    2005 Karlin Technology <-- Medtronics    P.Settlement    Medical
$1,300,000,000+    2015 Sorrento Therapeutics <-- NantPharma    P.License    Pharmaceutical
-$1,300,000,000
(CMRX: down 80%)
   2015 Chimerix    FDA Phase III test failure    Antiviral for transplants
-$1,300,000,000
(TTPH: down 79%)
  2015 Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals    FDA Phase III test failure    Drug (antibiotic)
$1,250,000,000 (250 + 1 billion milestones)   2016 Allergan <-- AstraZeneca   P.Licence   Drug (Crohn's disease)
$1,250,000,000   2017 Forward Pharma A/S <-- Biogen P.Settlement    Drug (Multiple sclerosis)
$1,200,000,000    2015 U.S. FTC <-- Teva Pharmaceuticals    Antitrust    Generic Pharmaceuticals
~$1,200,000,000    2013 U.S. Open <-- Fox Sports    C.License    Sports Broadcast (golf)
$1,100,000,000+    2014 Edwards Lifesciences <-- Medtronic    P.Settlement Medical
$1,100,000,000   2014 Fusion-IO <-- SanDisk   Buyout   Electronics
$1,000,000,000   2016 6 patients <-- Johnson & Johnson   Product Liability   Hip implants
$1,000,000,000   2015 Sprout Pharmacueticals <-- Valeant Pharmacueticals   P.Buyout   Drug (female libido)
$1,000,000,000
($300, then $200,
then $500 million
)
  2015 GlaxoSmithKline <-- Novartis   P.Buyout   Drug (MS - ofatumumab)
$1,000,000,000   2015 Juno Therapuetics <-- Celgene   P.License   Drugs (Cancer)
$1,000,000,000   2013 Microsoft <-- Samsung   P.License   Software (Android)
$1,000,000,000+   2014 Songwriters <-- ASCAP   C.Royalties   Music
$1,000,000,000   2000 SnapTrack <-- Qualcomm   Buyout   Electronics
$975,000,000   2015 China <-- Qualcomm   P.Antitrust   Electronics
$960,000,000
(CLCD: up 32%)
  2017 CoLucid Pharmaceuticals <-- Eli Lilly   P.Buyout   Drugs (migrane)
$890,000,000   2012/2013 Apple <-- Samsung   P.Lawsuit   Software
$873,000,000   1991 Polaroid <-- Eastman Kodak   P.Lawsuit   Chemical
-$854,000,000   2016 South Korea <-- Qualcomm   Antitrust   Patent Licensing
$820,000,000   2001 Hallmark Entertainment <-- Crown Media   C.Buyout   Miniseries
$800,000,000+
(up 5.6%)
  2015 Ericsson <-- Apple Computer   P.Settlement   Communications
-$770,000,000
(down 53%)
   2015 Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD)    FDA filing delay    Drug (Galafold)
$761,000,000
(RNWK +34%)
   2005 RealNetworks <-- Microsoft    Antitrust    Online Entertainment
$750,000,000    2016 Michael Jackson (estate) <-- Sony    C.Buyout    Music (Sony/ATV Catalog)
$750,000,000
(MRVL: up 6%)
   2016 Carnegie Mellon <-- Marvell Technology    P.Settlement    Semiconductors
$750,000,000    2005 Medinol <-- Boston Scientific    Contracts/Designs    Medical
$700,000,000(upto)   2015 Inovio <-- AstraZeneca   P.License   Cancer drug
$700,000,000   1997 Digital <-- Intel   P.Lawsuit   Computer
$650,000,000   2014 Ericsson <-- Samsung   P.Settlement   Electronics
$639,000,000   2016 Vitae Pharmaceuticals <-- Allergan   P.Buyout   Drugs (skin-care)
($625,000,000)   2011 Mirror Worlds <-- Apple   P.Lawsuit   Software
$600 million   2015 NHL <-- MLB Advanced Media   C.License   Hockey broadcasts
$600,000,000
($225 then $375)
  2016 Padlock <-- Bristol-Myers Squibb   P.Buyout   Drugs (Automimmune)
$600,000,000   2015 Johnson & Johnson <-- Boston Scientific   BuyoutBreach   Medical
($593,000,000)   2011 Bruce Saffran <-- Johnson & Johnson   P.Lawsuit   Medical
$560,000,000   2015 Naurex <-- Allergan   P.Buyout   Drug - ketamine variants
-$550,000,000+
(down 75%)
   2015 Zafgen (ZFGN)    FDA clinical trial failure
(1 death)
   Drug (genetic disorder)
$548,000,000   2015 Apple <-- Samsung   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$533,000,000   2015 Smartflash <-- Apple   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$525,000,000   2014 Civitas Therapeutics <-- Acorda Therapeurics   P.Buyout   Drug - Parkinson's
$525,000,000   2012 Kodak <-- Intellectual Ventures   P.Buyout   Digital Imaging (1100 patents)
$512,000,000   2015 U.S. Government (FTC) <-- Teva Pharmaceutical   Antitrust   Generic Drug
$505,000,000   2002 Igen International <-- Roche Holding   P.Lawsuit   Drugs
$500,000,000   2017 ZeniMax <-- Facebook   C.Lawsuit ($50M)
  T.Lawsuit ($200M)
  NDA breach ($250M)
  Software (Virtual reality)
$500,000,000+   1990 Texas Instruments <-- Toshiba   P.Settlement   Electronics
$500,000,000   2002 Paramount Pictures <-- KirchMedia   C.License   Movies
$500,000,000   2002 City of Hope Nat Med Cent <-- Genentech   P.Lawsuit   Drugs
$500,000,000   1998 College Football <-- ABC   C.License   Sports
$490,000,000   2013 TiVo <-- Google and Cisco   P.Settlement   Electronic
$475,000,000   2002 SpinBrush Inc. <-- Procter & Gamble   P.Buyout   Mechanical
$475,000,000   2002 Major League Baseball <-- NBC   C.License   Sports
$470,000,000   2002 Lucas Licensing <-- Hasbro   C.License   Toys
$466,000,000   2014 Masimo <-- Royal Philips   P.Lawsuit   Medical Device
-$465,000,000   2016 FDA <-- Mylan   Price mislabeling   Drug
$465,000,000
(Lexar +104%)
   2005 Lexar <-- Toshiba   Trade Secret    Electronics
$453,000,000   2002 InterTrust <-- Sony, Philips   P.Buyout   Software
$450,000,000   2014 Consumers <-- Apple   Antitrust   E-Books
$450,000,000   2012 Brigham Young Univ. <-- Pfizer   P.Settlement   Drug (Celebrex)
$424,000,000+   2002 Medical Instrument. <-- Elekta   P.Lawsuit   Medical
-$420,000,000
(down 43%)
  2015 Raptor Pharmaceutical (RPTP)    FDA Phase II test failure    Drug (liver)
$420,000,000   2001 Litton Industries <-- Honeywell   P.Settlement   Electronics
-$400,000,000
(down 50%)
  2016 Celldex Therapeutics (CLDX)    Study failure    Drugs (brain cancer)
$400,000,000   2001 Pitney Bowes <-- HP   P.Settlement   Software
-$390,000,000
(down 26%)
  2016 Editas   Patent Interference?   Gene Editing
-$390,000,000
(down 50%)
  2015 MannKind <-- Sanofi   License.Cancel   Drug (insulin)
$380,000,000   2002 Immunex <-- Schering AG   P.Buyout   Drugs
$375,000,000   1998 IOC <-- CBS   C.License   Olympics
$350,000,000   1993 NBA <-- Turner Broadcasting   C.License   Sports
$348,000,000   2015 Italy <-- Apple   Tax Evasion   Electronics
$340,000,000   2001 Winnie-The-Pooh estate <-- Walt Disney   C.Buyout   Story characters
$335,000,000   2015 CRISPR Therapeutics <-- Bayer AG   Joint Venture (50-50)   DNA editing
$330,000,000+   2003 Idenix Pharmaceuticals <-- Novartis   P.License   Drugs
-$327,500,000   2017 USDoJ <-- Bosch   Fraud Settlement   Vehicle software
$325,000,000   2005 EMC <-- Hewlett Packard   P.Settlement   Computers
$325,000,000   2002 Amylin Pharmaceuticals <-- Eli Lilly   P.License   Drugs
($324,000,000)   2000 Cordis/J&J <-- Boston Scientific   P.Lawsuit   Medical
$322,000,000+   2014 Rambus <-- Samsung   P.Settlement   Electronics
$302,000,000   2016 VirnetX <-- Apple   P.Lawsuit   Software
$301,000,000   1993 Motown <-- Polygram   Copyright   Buyout
$300,000,000   2015 Immunonomic <-- Astellas   P.License   Pharmaceutical (Allergies)
$300,000,000   2015 AstraZeneca <-- Genzyme   P.Buyout   Pharmaceutical
$300,000,000   2002 Intergraph <-- Intel   P.Settlement   Electronics
$300,000,000   1999 Univ. Minnesota <-- Glaxo Wellcome   P.Settlement   Drug
$300,000,000   1999 PGA <-- CBS   C.License   Sports
$295,000,000   2003 Eli Lilly <-- Galen Holdings   P.License   Drugs
($283,000,000)   2014 ViaSat <-- Loral   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$275,000,000   2014 NFL <-- CBS   C.License   8 Thursday night 2014 games
$275,000,000   2000 Caldera <-- Microsoft   Settlement   Software
($270,000,000)   2000 Cordis/Johnson & Johnson <-- Medtronic   P.Lawsuit   Medical
$265,000,000   2002 Cadence Design Systems <-- Synopsys/Avant   TradeSecret   Software
$234,000,000   2015 Univ. Wisconsin / WARF <-- Apple Computer   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$225,000,000    2004 Intergraph <-- Intel    P.Settlement    Electronics
$220,000,000   2001 FIFA <-- KirchMedia   C.License   Sports
$211,000,000   1996 Haworth <-- Steelcase   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$210,000,000   2015 Sony/Universal/Warner <-- Sirius XM   C.Settlement   Music
$205,000,000   1986 Hughes Tool <-- Smith International   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$200,000,000   2016 Merck <-- Gilead   P.Lawsuit   Drug (Hepatitis C)
$200,000,000   2010 VirnetX <-- Microsoft   P.Lawsuit   Software
$200,000,000   1999 Univ. California <-- Genentech   P.Settlement   Drugs
$200,000,000   1990s Intel and AMD   P.Wasted   Electronics
$200,000,000   2000 Gemstar <-- Motorola   P.Settlement   Electronics
$200,000,000   2000 Exelixis Pharmaceuticals <-- Bayer   R&D Pact   Drugs
$190,000,000    2005 HBO <- A&E   C.License    Television
$187,000,000   1990s George Foreman <-- Salton Inc.   T.License   Endorsement
$187,000,000   2001 OSI Pharmaceuticals <-- Genentech,Roche   P.License   Drugs
$182,000,000   2001 Cadence Design Systems <-- Avant   Trade Secret   Software
$175,000,000 (upto)   2016 J&J <-- GlaxoSmithKline   P.License   Drug(asthma)
$175,000,000    2005 Taiwan Semiconductor <-- Semiconductor Manufacturing   Trade Secret    Electronics
$175,000,000   2002 Boston Scientific <-- Medtronic   P.Settlement   Medical
$174,000,000
(CKX +58%)
   2005 19 Entertainment <-- CKX Inc.   C.Buyout    Television
$173,000,000    2013 ParkerVision <-- QualComm   P.Lawsuit    Electronics
$173,000,000    2005 Philip Morris <-- Otamedia   T.Lawsuit    Cigarettes
$170,000,000   2001 Gilead Sciences <-- OSI Pharmaceuticals   P.Buyout   Drug
$170,000,000   2000 Kinetix Pharmaceuticals <-- Amgen   Buyout   Drugs
$170,000,000   1998 Exxon Chemical <-- Mobil Chemical   P.Lawsuit   Chemical
$169,000,000   2001 Boston Scientific <-- Medtronic   P.Arbitrate   Medical
$165,000,000   1999 Viskase Corp. <-- American National Can   P.Lawsuit   Chemicals
$163,500,000   1999 Procter & Gamble <-- Paragon Trade   P.Settlement   Mechanical
$160,000,000   2010 Abell Foundation <-- Toyota   P.Settlement   Hybrid cards
$158,000,000   2002 Guidant <-- Medtronic   P.Lawsuit   Medical
$150,000,000+   2016 AstraZeneca <-- Insmed   P.License   Drug (Lung cancer)
$154,000,000   1999 Hughes Aircraft <-- US Government   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$150,000,000
(TIVO +23%)
  2016 Rovi (was Gemstar) <-- Tivo   P.Buyout (talks)   Electronics
$150,000,000+   2015 Promedior <-- Bristol Myers Squibb   P.Buyout   Drug - Fibrosis
$150,000,000+   2002 Intergraph <-- Intel   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
-$150,000,000   2014 bankruptcy <-- Lilliputian Systems   Failed startup   Fuel cells
$150,000,000   2002 Espirt de Corp. <-- Esprit Holdings   T.Buyout   Clothes
$150,000,000   1997 Apple Computer <-- Microsoft   License   Software
-$140,000,000
(VSTM: down 70%)
  2015 Verastem   Test failure    Drug (lung cancer)
($140,000,000)   2001 Guidant <-- St. Jude Medical   P.Lawsuit   Medical
$137,500,000   1999 George Foreman <--   T.Buyout   Consumer
$136,000,000   2002 RIAA <-- Media Group   C.Lawsuit   Music
$135,500,000   2007 Boston Children's Hospital <-- unknown third party   P.License   Drugs (Revlimid)
$135,000,000   2013 Novartis <-- Questcor   P.License   Drugs
135,000,000   2002 Genta <-- Aventis   P.License   Drugs
$134,500,000    2004 Masimo <-- Tyco Nellcor   P.Lawsuit    Medical
$130,000,000    2004 Elan <-- Eisai   P.Buyout    Pharmaceuticals
$130,000,000   2001 Warner Brothers <-- Walt Disney   C.License   Harry Potter
$129,000,000   1994 Exxon Chemical <-- Lubrizol   P.Lawsuit   Chemical
$127,000,000   1992 Honeywell <-- Minolta Camera   License   Electronic
$125,000,000   2015 Sony Pictures TV <-- Hulu C.License   180 Seinfeld episodes
$125,000,000   1990 Procter & Gamble <--   P.Lawsuit   Chemical
$120,000,000   2014 Apple Computer <-- Samsung   P.Lawsuit Electronics
$118,000,000   2002 Bancorp Services <-- Hartford Ins.   Trade Secret   Business Method
$115,000,000   2013 Merck <-- Apotex   P.Lawsuit   Pharmaceutical
$114,000,000   2002 Internet Magic <-- Netfax   P.Lawsuit   Software
$112,000,000   2000 3Dfx <-- Nvidia   Buyout   Electronics
$107,000,000   1992 3M <-- Johnson & Johnson   P.Lawsuit   Medical
$106,000,000   2013 Schlumberger <-- Ion Geophysical   P.Lawsuit   Engineering
$105,000,000   2015 American Greetings <-- Iconix   T.Buyout   "Strawberry Shortcake" brand
$105,000,000
(or tripled)
  2014 Power Integrations <-- Fairchild Semiconductor   P.Lawsuit   Electronic
$102,000,000   1997 Viskase <-- American National Can   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$100,000,000   2017 US FTC <-- Mallinckrodt   Antitrust   Drug (antispasm)
$100,000,000   2015 Deborah Barba <-- Boston Scientific   P.Defective   Medical
$100 million+   2014 Merrimack Pharmaceuticals <-- Baxter International   P.Buyout   Drug - Pancreas
$100,000,000+   2014 Unwired Planet <-- Lenovo   P.Portfolio (bought 21 patent families)   Wireless
$100,000,000+   2003 Celine Dion <-- Caesars Palace   C.License   Theater
$100,000,000+   2000 Chiron <-- Hoffman-LaRoche   P.License   Biotech
$100,000,000   2014 Salix Pharm. <-- Par Pharm.   P.Settlement   Drug
$100,000,000   2014 ViaSat <-- Loral Space   P.Settlement   Electronics
$100,000,000   2000 Pioneer HiBred <-- Cargill   Trade Secrets   Biotech
$100,000,000   1999 Inprise(Borland) <-- Microsoft   License   Software
$100,000,000   2000 Abbott <-- Cephalon   P.License   Drugs
$98,400,000 stock gain
$40,000,000 upfront fee
(SMMT: up 90%)
  2016 Summit Therapuetics <-- Sarepta Therapeutics P.License   Drug (MS)
$98,100,000   2002 B.J. Services <-- Halliburton   P.Lawsuit   Chemical
$98,000,000   1997 Fonar Corp. <-- General Electric   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$96,000,000   2013 Syntrix Biosystems <-- Illumina   P.Lawsuit   Biotech
$96,000,000   1997 U.S. Figure Skating <-- ABC   C.License   Sports
$95,000,000   2010 SynQor <-- Artesyn et al.   P.Lawsuit   Electronic
$94,800,000   2005 Advanced Medical Optics <-- Alcon   P.Lawsuit   Medical
$90,000,000   2003 Le Bron James <-- Nike   T.License   Signature
$90,000,000   1998 Sepracor <-- Eli Lilly   P.License   Drugs
$90,000,000   1995 Wang <-- Microsoft   License   Software
$85,000,000   2014 SimpleAir <-- Google   P.Lawsuit   Wireless/mobile
$83,000,000   1994 Stac Electronics <-- Microsoft   P.License   Software
$82,500,000   1994 Novell <-- Sun Microsystems   Copyright   Software
$80,000,000+   2000 ETRI <-- Qualcomm   P.Royalties   Electronics
$80,000,000   2000 Avery Denison <-- Four Pillars   Trade Secret   Chemicals
$78,000,000    2004 Chiron <-- Roche Holdings   P.Settlement    Medical
$78,000,000   2001 Southern Clay Products <-- Sued-Chemie   P.Lawsuit   Chemicals
$77,000,000   2000 Abgenix <-- ImmGenics   Buyout   Biotech
$77,000,000   2013 Hon Lik <-- Imperial Tobacco   P.Buyout E-Cigarettes
$75,000,000   1998 Injection Research <-- Polaris Industries Trade Secret   Fuel injection
$75,000,000   1996 Columbia/TriStar <-- USA Network   C.License   Television
$74,000,000   2015 Miller UK <-- Caterpillar   Trade Secret   Mechanical
$72,700,000   1995 Stryker Corp. <-- Intermedics Orthopedics   P.Lawsuit   Medical
$70,000,000   1998 Odetics <-- Storage Technology   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$68,750,000   2000 General Technology Apps. <-- Conoco Liquid Power   P.Lawsuit   Chemicals
$68,000,000   1997 Unocal <-- Six oil companies   P.Lawsuit   Chemical
$65,000,000   2002 Polo Ralph Lauren <-- Jones Apparel Group   C.License   Clothing
$64,000,000   1998 Bourns <-- Raychem   Antitrust   Electronics
$64,000,000   1995 Schneider/BCSI <-- Scimed   P.Lawsuit   Medical
$63,500,000   2002 Aruze Corp. <-- Sammy Corp.   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$61,000,000   2002 Harris Corp. <-- Ericsson   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$62,500,000    2003 Hilgraeve <-- Symantec   P.Settlement    Software
$60,000,000    2003 SPX Corp. <-- Microsoft   P.Settlement    Software
$60,000,000    2005 Immersion <-- Sony   P.Lawsuit    Software
$60,000,000+   1999 Ranbaxy Labs <-- Bayer AG   License   Drugs
$57,000,000   2002 Univ. Colorado <-- American Cyanamid   P.Lawsuit   Chemical
$57,000,000   1997 Celeritas Tech. <-- Rockwell   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$55,000,000   2014 U.S. DoJ <-- Bio-Rad Laboratories   Bribery   Medical Products
$55,000,000    2004 Elan <-- Vernalis   P.Buyout    Pharmaceuticals
$55,000,000   2000 David Bowie <-- Prudential Insurance   Copyright   Music
$53,000,000   2015 Oracle <-- Rimini Street   C.Lawsuit   Software Support
$53,000,000   2002 InterDigital Communications <-- NEC   P.Settlement   Electronics
$53,000,000   2000 Universal Music <-- MP3   C.License   Music
$52,600,000   2002 Applera/MDS <-- Waters Corp.   P.Lawsuit   Chemical
$52,600,000   2000 Caliper Technologies <-- Aclara Biosciences   Trade Secrets   Electronics
-$52,000,000
(CATB: down 69%)
  2017 Catabasis Pharmaceuticals   Stage II trial failure   Drug (muscular dystrophy)
$51,000,000    2005 Medtronic <-- BrainLAB A.G.   P.Lawsuit    Medical
$50,000,000+   2001 Bugle Boy Industries <-- Schottenstein Stores   T.Buyout   Trademark
$50,000,000   2013 Apptricity <-- U.S. Army   C.Settlement   Software
$50,000,000   1994 Atari <-- Sega   License   Software
$50,000,000   1985 Apple Records <-- Michael Jackson   C.Buyout   Music
$50,000,000   1958 Paramount <-- MCA   C.Buyout   Movies
$49,500,000    2003 Tulip Computers <-- Dell Computer   P.Settlement    Electronics
$48,000,000   1993 Eli Lilly <-- SciMed   P.License   Medical
$47,900,000   1999 AcroMed <-- Sofamor Danek   P.Lawsuit   Medical
$47,500,000   2002 Applied Biosystems/MDX <-- Micromass   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$47,500,000   1985 ATV Catalog <-- Michael Jackson   C.Buyout   Music
$46,580,000   2001 Honeywell <-- Hamilton Sundstrand   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
-$46,000,000
(down 33%)
  2015 American Superconductor   C.Lawsuit   Electronics
$45,500,000
(LLNW -58%)
  2015 Akamai Tech. <-- Limelight Networks   P.Lawsuit   Software
-$44,000,000
(venture capital)
  2009 Codon Devices   Bankruptcy   DNA fragments
$45,000,000   2014 Discovery Communications <-- Blucora   C.Buyout   Web site: "HowStuffWorks.com"
(bought for $250 million in 2007)
$45,000,000   2000 Rodime <-- Seagate Technology   Settlement   Computers
$45,000,000   2000 Barr Laboratories <-- DuPont   Settlement   Drugs
$44,000,000   1995 Haworth <-- Herman Miller   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$43,500,000    2004 Applied Medical Resources <-- Tyco U.S. Surgical   P.Lawsuit    Medical
$40,000,000
(Ampex +90%)
   2004 Ampex <-- Sony   P.Settlement    Software
$40,000,000    2005 Soverain Software <-- Amazon   P.Settlement    Software
$40,000,000   2001 Lernout & Hauspie <-- ScanSoft   P.Buyout   Electronics
($40,000,000)   1999 AccuScan <-- Xerox   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$41,000,000   2000 Alexion Pharm. <-- Prolifaron   Buyout   Biotech
$39,200,000   1998 AlliedSignal <-- Cooper Automotive   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$39,000,000   2001 NEON Systems <-- New Era of Networks   T.Lawsuit   Trademark
$38,000,000   1990 Notre Dame <-- NBC   C.License   Broadcast (sports - 5 years)
($37,000,000)   2000 P.O. Market <-- Wal-Mart   Trade Secrets   Software
$36,500,000   2002 Atmel <-- Silicon Storage   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
($36,000,000)   1998 Interactive Tech. <-- Pittway/Ademco   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$35,000,000   2001 Crystal Semiconductor <-- Tritech Microelectronics   P.Lawsuit   Electronic
$35,000,000   2000 Caliper Technologies <-- Aclara Biosciences   Trade Secrets   Chemical
$35,000,000   1999 Angeion <-- Guidant   License   Medical
$34,500,000   2001 Hybridon <-- Isis   P.License   Biotech
$34,000,000   2003 InterDigital Comm. <-- Ericsson   P.Settlement   Electronics
$33,800,000   2014 Eastman Kodak <-- Asia Optical   P.Lawsuit   Digital Cameras
$33,100,000   2002 Super Vision Int. <-- Jack Caruso   TradeSecret   Fiber optics
$32,600,000   2002 Bristol Myers Squibb <-- Aventis   P.Lawsuit   Chemical
$32,400,000   2002 Misha Levy Defonesca <-- Mt.Ivy Press   C.Lawsuit   Book
$32,400,000   1996 SRI International <-- Advanced Technology Labs   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$32,300,000   1999 Power Integration <-- Motorola   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$31,700,000   1999 Columbia Pictures <-- Krypton Broadcasting   C.Lawsuit   Television
$31,500,000   2015 DataQuill <-- ZTE Corp.   P.Lawsuit   Smartphones
$30,200,000   2013 Seijiro Tomita <-- Nintendo   P.Lawsuit   Software
$30,000,000   2015 Prism Technologies <-- Sprint   P.Lawsuit   Telecom
$30,000,000   2002 eSpeed <-- CBOT and CME   P.Settlement   Software
$30,000,000   2002 ADC Telecommunications <-- Thomas & Betts   P.Settlement   Electronics
$30,000,000   2002 Michael Crichton <-- HarperCollins   C.License   Books
$30,000,000   1998 Real 3D <-- Silicon Graphics   License   Software
$28,900,000   2015 Abell Foundation <-- Hyundai   P.Lawsuit   Hybrid cars
$24,000,000   2002 Unova <-- Broadcom   P.Buyout   Electronics
$23,100,000   2002 NTP Inc. <-- Research in Motion   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$22,000,000   2016 Acacia <-- Apple    P.Lawsuit    Electronics
$21,727,016   1996 Minco <-- Combustion Engineering   P.Lawsuit   Chemicals (silica)
$20,000,000    2003 Lowry's Reports <-- Legg Mason   C.Lawsuit    Newsletter
$20,000,000   1990 Rodime <-- IBM   P.Settlement   Mechanical
$29,000,000   1999 Int. Game Tech. <-- WMS Gaming   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$28,900,000   2015 Paice LLC <-- Hyundai, Kai   P.Lawsuit   Automotive
$28,500,000+   2002 InterTrust <-- Sony   P.License   Software
$28,500,000   2002 Harry Gaus <-- Conair Corp.   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$27,200,000   2002 Inter. Rectifier <-- IXYS   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$26,000,000+   2002 Cell Genesys <-- Transkaryotic Therapies   P.License   Drugs
$26,000,000   2000 Simon Property Group <-- MySimon.com   Trademark   
$25,600,000   1990 Brooktree <-- AMD   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$25,200,000   1999 Tec Air <-- Denso Manufacturing   P.Lawsuit   Chemical
$25,000,000   2003 St. Clair Intellectual Property <-- Sony   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$25,000,000   2003 Nortel Networks <-- Ciena   P.Settlement   Electronics
$25,000,000   2002 Fuji Photo Film <-- Jazz Photo   P.Lawsuit   Cameras
$25,000,000   2002 Fischer Imaging <-- Thermo Electron   P.Settlement   Medical
$25,000,000   2002 Honeywell <-- Borg Warner   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$25,000,000   2000 Lubrizol <-- Imperial   P.Settlement   Chemical
$25,000,000+   2000 Bausch & Lomb <-- Alcon Laboratories   P.Settlement   Chemical
$24,000,000   2002 Business Objects SA <-- Cognos   P.Settlement   Software
$23,000,000   1985 Baker Hughes <-- Dresser Industries   P.Settlement   Mechanical
$21,000,000   1993 Barr Laboratories <-- ICI   License   Chemical
$20,000,000+   2002 Varian Semiconductor <-- Lam Research   P.Settlement   Electronic
$20,000,000   2002 Mariah Carey <-- Universal Music Group   C.Advance   Music
$20,000,000   2002 Berlex Laboratories <-- Biogen   P.Settlement   Drugs
$20,000,000   2000 Tyson Foods <-- ConAgra Foods   Trade Secrets   Chemical
$20,000,000   2000 Xilinx <-- Altera   P.Settlement   Electronic
$20,000,000   1999 Crystal Semiconductor <-- Opti Inc.   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$19,000,000   2001 Brian Webster <-- 20th Century Fox   C.Lawsuit   Movie Script
$18,000,000   2002 DepoMed <-- Bristol Myers Squibb   P.Settlement   Drugs
$18,000,000   2000 Edmark Industries <-- S. Asia International   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$18,000,000   1997 Comark Communications <-- Harris Corp.   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$18,000,000   2000 SIBIA <-- Cadus Pharmaceuticals   P.Lawsuit   Pharmaceutical
$18,000,000   2001 BioTime <-- Akzo Nobel   P.License   Pharmaceutical
$17,530,000   2001 Osteotech <-- Gensci Regeneration   P.Lawsuit   Medical
$17,437,220   2002 BIC Corp. <-- ERA International   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$17,400,000   2002 X-IT Products <-- Walter Kidde   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$17,200,000+   2002 Alcon Inc <-- Nidek Co.   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$17,000,000   2003 TDK <-- Silicon Laboratories   P.Settlement   Electronics
$17,000,000   1990 Modine Manufacturing <-- Allen Group   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$16,640,000   2001 Valassis Communications <-- Dennis Garberg   Trade Secret   Business Data
$16,500,000   2001 F&G Scrolling Mouse <-- KeyTronic   Trade Secret   Electronic
$16,350,000   2000 Integra Lifesciences <-- Merck KgaA   P.Lawsuit   Biotech
$16,000,000   2000 Eastern Michigan Univ. <-- ExxonMobil   Patent Donation   Chemicals
$15,800,000   2001 Ricoh <-- Nashua Corp.   P.Settlement   Mechanical
$15,700,000   2015 Rambrandt IP <-- Samsung   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$15,500,000   2014 ALPS South <-- Ohio Willow Wood   P.Lawsuit   Medical Device
$15,100,000   2013 Seijiro Tomita <-- Nintendo   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$15,000,000   2003 Interpore <-- Johnson & Johnson   P.Settlement   Medical
$15,000,000   2002 3Com <-- Xircom   P.Settlement   Electronics
$15,000,000   2002 Universal Pictures <-- USA/CBS/UPN   C.License   Movie
$15,000,000   2002 Jupiter Media Metrix <-- NetRatings   P.Settlement   Software
$15,000,000   2001 IPPV Enterprises <-- Echostar DISH   P.Lawsuit   Software
$15,000,000   2000 BroadVision <-- Art Technology Group   Settlement   Software
$15,000,000   2014 James Rollins <-- HarperCollins   C.Advance   4 fiction books
$14,500,000   2014 Nikon <-- Sigma   P.Lawsuit (JP)   Optics
$14,400,000   2000 Coley Pharm. <-- Isis Pharm.   Buyout   Biotech
$14,000,000   1993 Amgen <-- Genetics Institute   P.License   Biotech
$13,700,000   1999 RIAA <-- Global Arts Production   C.Lawsuit   Music
$13,200,000   2000 Frank Calabrese <-- Square D   P.Lawsuit   Software
$13,000,000   2000 C.R. Bard <-- Boston Scientific   P.Lawsuit   Medical
$13,000,000   1998 Variable Parameter Fixture <-- Morpheus Lights   P.Lawsuit   Electronic
$13,000,000   1997 Escom/Commodore <-- Gateway   P.Buyout   Electronic
$13,000,000   1997 Applied Medical Resources <-- US Surgical   P.Lawsuit   Medical
$12,900,000   1999 General Surgical <-- Guidant   P.Lawsuit   Medical
$12,500,000   2017 OraSure/DNA-Genotek <-- Ancestry.com   P.Settlement    DNA Analysis
$12,500,000   2005 Everlast Worldwide <-- Jacques Monet Int.   T.License    Clothing
$12,500,000   1999 Intermatic <-- Lamson & Sessions   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$12,500,000   1998 Interactive Networks <-- TCI   P.Lawsuit   Software
-$12,200,000   2016 bankruptcy <-- Rethink DB   Failed startup   Database software
$12,200,000   2003 Poly-America <-- GSE Lining Technology   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$12,000,000   2003 Philip Jackson <-- Glenayre Electronics   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$12,000,000   2000 Caliper Technologies <-- Flehr Hohbach   TradeSecret   Electronics
$11,750,000   2000 Heidelberg Harris <-- Mitsubishi Heavy Industry   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$11,700,000   2002 Alexis Leon <-- Nat. Lib. Ireland   C.Buyout   Book
$11,000,000    2003 Tommy Hilfiger <-- Goody's Family Clothing   T.Lawsuit   Clothing
$11,000,000   2002 PEAT Inc. <-- Vanguard Research   Trade Secret   Engineering
$11,000,000   2000 Smith Engineering <-- Eisenmann Corp.   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$10,600,000   2001 Tanashin Denki v. Thomson Consumer Electronics   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$10,200,000   2000 Trident Microsystems <-- Via Technologies   Settlement   Electronics
$10,000,000   2002 Madonna <-- Microsoft   C.License   Music
$10,000,000   2002 Syndia <-- Gillette   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$10,000,000   2002 Microsoft <-- Mr. Inder Deot   C.Lawsuit   Software
$10,000,000   2000 ID Biomedical <-- Third Wave Tech.   Settlement   Biotech
$10,000,000   2000 Nycomed Imaging <-- Mallinckrodt Medical   Settlement   Medical
$10,000,000   2001 Nova Biomedical <-- i-STAT   P.Settlement   Medical
$9,500,000   2002 iNTELEFILM <-- Walt Disney/ABC   Trade Secret   Business Method
$9,500,000   1999 Lucent <-- Newbridge Networks   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$9,500,000+   1999 Syquest <-- Iomega   Buyout   Electronics
$9,000,000   2000 Angeion <-- Medtronic   License   Medical
$8,700,000   2001 William Riles <-- Shell Exploration   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$8,670,000    2004 Microtune <-- Broadcom   P.Lawsuit    Electronics
$8,500,000   2000 Celltech Group <-- Cistron Biotechnology   Buyout   Biotech
$8,300,000   2001 Boston Scientific <-- Johnson & Johnson   P.Lawsuit   Medical
$8,000,000
(Miva +6.5%)
   2005 Yahoo <-- Miva   P.Settlement    Software
$8,000,000    2004 Novellus <-- Applied Materials   P.Settlement   Electronics
$8,000,000   2002 Charles Frazier <-- Random House   C.Advance   Book
$8,000,000   2000 SanDisk < Lexar   P.Settlement   Electronics
$7,700,000   2000 Truck Stop Operator <-- Truck Stop Operator   Copyright   Floorplan
$7,500,000   1993 Sepracor <-- Marion Merrell Dow   Exclusive Rights   Chemicals
$7,400,000   2003 Ralph Benghiat <-- Itron Inc.   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$7,400,000   2002 Telemac Corp. <-- USIntellicom   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$7,100,000   2000 John Welch <-- Time Warner Books   C.Advance   Book
$7,000,000   2016 Imperium IP <-- Samsung   P.Lawsuit   Communications
$7,000,000   2001 Harris <-- Sanyo   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$7,000,000   2002 Liquid Audio <-- Microsoft   P.Buyout   Software
$7,000,000   2000 GE Harris <-- Wabtec   Settlement   Electronics
$7,000,000   1985 Aerosmith <-- Geffen Records   C.Advance   Music
$6,700,000   2002 GTFM <-- Solid Clothing   T.Lawsuit   Clothing
$6,500,000   2000 Enzia Inc. <-- Accord Video Telecom   Settlement   Software
$6,400,000   2016 Radware <-- F5   P.Lawsuit   Software
$6,300,000   2000 Dyson Appliances <-- Hoover   P.Settlement   Mechanical
$6,000,000   2003 Proxim <-- Intersil   P.Settlement   Electronics
$6,000,000   2001 Isis <-- Hybridon   P.License   Biotech
$6,000,000   1995 Celeritas Tech. <-- ATT   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$5,700,000   2000 Bose <-- Harman Inter.   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$5,400,000   1999 Guidant <-- Medtronic   P.Lawsuit   Medical
$5,200,000   2001 Kipp Flores Architects <-- Signature Homes   C.Lawsuit   Architecture
$5,000,000+
(Nastech +70%)
   2004 Nastech <-- Merck   P.Licence    Pharmaceutical
$5,000,000   2003 Michael Jackson <-- Fox Television   C.License   Television
$5,000,000   2003 Grenada Television <-- ABC   C.License   Television
$5,000,000   2000 M. Night Shyamalan <--   C.License   Script
$5,000,000   2001 Motorola <-- Nanogen   P.Settlement   Biotech
$5,000,000   2000 R.G. Barry Corp <-- Domino's Pizza   Settlement   Mechanical
$5,000,000   1999 Lucent Technologies <-- Ascend Communications   License   Electronics
$5,000,000   1996 Sony/Columbia <-- Turner Classic Movies   C.License   Movies
$5,000,000   1980 Willemijn Holdings <-- IBM   License   Software
$4,900,000   2002 Macromedia <-- Adobe Systems   P.Lawsuit   Software
$4,750,000   2002 300 musicians <-- Vivendi Universal   C.Settlement   Music
$4,600,000   2001 Sonoco Products <-- competitor   Trade Secret   Mechanical
$4,500,000   2002 Microsoft <-- Lisa Chan   C.Lawsuit   Software
$4,500,000   2002 Miramax Films <-- UPN Network   C.License   Movies
$4,400,000   2002 Intuitive Surgical/IBM <-- Computer Motion   P.Lawsuit   Surgical
$4,250,000   2000 Serta <-- Simmons   P.Settlement   Mechanical
$4,200,000   2002 MKS Instruments <-- Advanced Energy   P.Lawsuit   Chemical
$4,200,000   2001 Stephen L. Carter <-- Alfred A. Knopf   C.Advance   Book
$4,200,000   2000 Quickturn Design <-- Aptiz   P.Lawsuit   Legal fees
$4,000,000+   2000 Baxter Intern. <-- Spectranetics   Settlement   Medical
$4,000,000   2002 Louis Gerstner <-- HarperCollins   C.Advance   Book
$4,000,000   1995 Shane Black <--   C.License   Script
$4,000,000   2001 20th Century Fox <- Fox Broadcasting   Copyright   Movie
$4,000,000   1991 Pharmacia AB <-- MedChem   P.Lawsuit   Chemical
$3,750,000   2002 Datascope <-- Vascular Solutions   P.Settlement   Medical
$3,500,000   1992 Hilton Davis <-- Warner Jenkinson   P.Lawsuit   Chemical
$3,500,000    2004 Golden Voice Technology <-- Rockwell Electronic   P.lawsuit    Software
$3,500,000   1999 Varian Medical <-- David Kern   Trade Secrets   Electronics
$3,400,000   2015 John Scalzi <-- Tor Books   C.Advance   13 book deal
$3,100,000   1999 CFM Technologies <-- Steag Electronics   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$3,000,000   2016 MobileMedia <-- Apple   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$3,000,000   2002 Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus <-- Random House   C.License   Book
$3,000,000   2001 Sugar Hill Gang <-- Snapple Beverage/TBS   C.Lawsuit   Music
$3,000,000   2001 Carberry Corp. <-- Land O'Lakes Inc.   P.Lawsuit   Chemical
$3,000,000   1999 Quickturn <-- Mentor Graphics   Settlement   Software
$3,000,000   1992 Joe Eszterhaus <--   C.License   Script
$2,820,000   2002 Adobe Systems <-- Macromedia   P.Lawsuit   Software
$2,800,000   2001 Francis Crick <-- Wellcome Trust   C.Buyout   Papers
$2,816,172   2002 Cincom Systems <-- Beckman Instruments   C.Lawsuit   Software
$2,700,000   2014 Innovatio IP (w/ Niro) <-- Cisco   P.Settlement   Electronics
$2,700,000   1999 SunTiger <-- Scientific Research Facility   P.Lawsuit   Optics
$2,605,531   2000 Imageline <-- IMSI   C.Lawsuit   Digital Images
$2,500,000   1969 Harold Robbins   C.Advance   Book
$2,218,000   2000 Tate Access Floors <-- Maxcess Technologies   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$2,100,000   2002 Control Alt Design <-- Tensor Corp.   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$2,000,000   2002 Digimarc <-- Verance   P.Settlement   Software
$2,000,000   2002 nCube <-- SeaChange International   P.Lawsuit   Electronics
$2,000,000   2000 Lexar < SanDisk   P.Settlement   Electronics
$2,000,000   2001 Lamps Plus <-- Catalina Lighting   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$2,000,000   2000 Novell <-- Myung Je   Copyright   Software
$2,000,000+   1999 Lonnie Johnson <-- Laramie Ltd.   Royalties   Mechanical
$2,000,000   1995 Joe Eszterhaus <--   C.License   Script
$1,900,000   2003 Mattel <-- Safety1st/Dorel   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$1,800,000/yr    2013 Google Motorola Mobility <-- Microsoft   P.Lawsuit   Telecom
$1,800,000    2005 Univ. Texas <-- RIM   P.Settlement   Software
$1,800,000   2002 David Benioff <--   C.License   Script
$1,750,000   1991 Shane Black <--   C.License   Script
$1,600,000+   2015 Octane Fitness <-- Icon Health   P.AttorneysFees   Electronics
$1,500,000   2003 Clarence Thomas <-- Harper-Collins   C.Advance   Book
$1,500,000   2001 Acres Gaming <-- Mikohn Gaming   P.Lawsuit   Software
$1,450,000   1999 Freeman <-- First Years   Settlement   Mechanical
$1,400,000   2001 Internet Pictures <-- iMove Inc.   P.Lawsuit   Software
$1,350,000   2002 9 coal miners <-- Walt Disney   C.License   TV/books
$1,300,000   1980 Laurie Visual <-- Chesebrough-Pond   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$1,250,000   2002 Ryder System <-- Budget Group   T.Settlement   Trademark
$1,250,000   1998 Eaton <-- Meritor Automotive   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$1,230,000   1998 Samuel Zervitz <-- Hollywood Pictures   C.Lawsuit   MovieScript
$1,200,000   2002 SESAC <-- WPNT Inc.   C.Lawsuit   Music
$1,015,180   2001 Micro Chemical <-- Lextron   P.Lawsuit   Software
$1,000,000+   2002 Beatles music owner <-- H&R Block   C.Royalty   Music
$1,000,000   2002 Storage Engine <-- Veritas Software   P.Buyout   Software
$1,000,000   2002 RIAA <-- Integrated Info. Sys.   C.Settlement   Music
$1,000,000   2001 Great Lakes Chemical <-- Archimica   P.Lawsuit   Pharmaceutical
$1,000,000   2000 National Instruments <-- PPT Vision   Settlement   Software
$1,000,000   1999 Interactive Pictures <-- Infinite Pictures   P.Lawsuit   Software
$1,000,000   1990 Brian Helgeland <--   C.License   Script
$1,000,000   1990 Kathy McWorter <--   C.License   Script
$1,000,000   1939 Philo Farnsworth <-- RCA Victor   P.Settlement   Electronics
$1,000,000   1925 William Folberth <-- Trico Co.   P.Settlement   Windshield Wiper
$700,000   2002 Claudia Schiffer <-- Hello magazine   C.License   Photographs
$680,000   2003 Novell <-- Computer Commodity   C.Lawsuit   Software
$650,000+   2000 CoolSavings <-- e-centives   Settlement   Software
$629,000    2005 Mag Instrument <-- Ikea   T.Lawsuit   Flashlight
$564,000   2002 Texto <-- Nike   T.Lawsuit   Footwear
$500,000   2003 Mohammed Odeh al-Rehaief <-- HarperCollins   C.Advance   Book
$500,000   2002 Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez <-- St. Martin's Press   C.Advance   Book
$480,000   2001 BSA <-- ThoughtWorks   C.Piracy   Software
$400,000    1973 Stephen King <-- Signet Books   C.Advance    Book
$400,000   1969 William Goldman <-- 20th Century Fox   C.License   Script
$300,000   1913-
  1917
Lee De Forest <-- ATT   P.License    Electronics (vacuum tube)
$250,000   1987 Shane Black <--   C.License   Script
$226,000   2014 Branovations <-- Ontel   P.Lawsuit   Mechanical
$225,000   2015 Aereo (bankrupt) <-- RPX   P.Buyout   Electronics
$100,000
(now $2,000,000)
  1858 Hymen Lipman <-- Joseph Reckendorfer   P.Buyout   Pencil with Eraser
$71,000   2002 Ludlow Music <-- Robbie Williams   C.Lawsuit   Music
$25,000    1953 ATT Bell Labs <-- Sony   P.License   Electronics
$15,000    1852 Samual Colt <-- Allen & Thurber   P.Settlement   Mechanical
$12,000   1934 Andrei Haeff <-- RCA   P.Buy   Electrical (TWT)
1,000 BP   1684 Helvetius <-- King Louis XIV (see Modern Herbal)   P.Buyout   Medical