$52.4 Million Jury Verdict for LG Philips May Be Tripled
JULY 2006; WILMINGTON,DELWARE – On July 28, 2006, a federal jury
in Wilmington, Delaware awarded $52.4 million in damages to Digital Evidence Group’s
client LG Philips LCD Co. after finding infringement of a patent relating to the
manufacture of LCD panels. The defendants were Chunghwa Picture Tubes
Ltd., Taiwan’s third-largest maker of liquid-crystal displays, its parent Tatung Co.
The jury also found that the infringement was willful, giving U.S. District Judge Joseph
J. Farnan Jr. discretion to triple damages to more than $150 million.
Digital Evidence Group provided many services on this case including court reporting for
a fast-track deposition schedule, legal videography, and MPEG-1 video encoding and
synchronization of video to transcripts. After discovery closed, DEG was hired for
courtroom and war room equipment procurement and management, on-site trial
consulting and video clip creation, “hot seat” trial presentation, and graphics and 3-D
animation creation and support. The graphics and animations presented by DEG helped
the jury understand complex LCD panel technology and return a verdict of willful patent
infringement. Lead counsel for LG Philips were Gaspare Bono and Tyler Goodwyn from
McKenna Long & Aldridge in Washington, DC.
The case is LG Philips LCD Co. Ltd. v. Tatung Co., Tatung Co. of America, Inc.,
Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd. and ViewSonic Corp., 05CV292, U.S. District
Court, Wilmington, Delaware.