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Examining IBM’s $82.5m damages award against Groupon

Ellie Mertens, New York


IBM’s win in its first patent suit to go to jury trial in 20 years may make efficient infringers think twice before rejecting licensing agreements, its lawyer John Desmarais says

A jury awarded IBM $82.5 million in damages on July 27 for Groupon’s wilful infringement of four of IBM’s patents that relate to enabling e-commerce.

John Desmarais, founding partner of Desmarais LLP, argued for IBM in the...


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