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Delaware jury awards Merck biggest-ever patent award of $2.54bn

Michael Loney, New York


A Delaware jury has ordered Gilead Sciences to pay $2.54 billion in damages to Merck for infringing a patent related to hepatitis C treatment. It is the largest-ever patent damages award

Merck logoA jury in the District of Delaware has ordered Gilead Sciences to pay $2.54 billion in damages to Merck for infringing an Idenix Pharmaceuticals patent. This is the largest-ever patent damages award.

The patent covers methods used to develop...


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