Top ten U.S. patent litigation cases by damages awarded 1997-2017

This statistic shows the top ten largest U.S. patent litigation cases in terms of initial damages rewarded between 1997 and 2017. The largest amount of initial damages awarded in a case was in 2016 where Idenix Pharmaceuticals LLC were awarded damages of over 2.54 billion U.S. dollars from Gilead Sciences Inc.

Top ten largest amounts of initial damages awarded in U.S. patent litigation cases between 1997 and 2017

Damages awarded in million U.S. dollars
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Release date

March 2018


United States

Survey time period

1997 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Plaintiffs are listed first with defendants listed second

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