Sharon Hwang and Deborah Laughton Lead Mock Trial Presentation in Beijing


Focusing on the issues of willful infringement and enhanced damages, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago and the China Intellectual Property Training Center co-organized the event, which demonstrated the difference between U.S. and Chinese IP law. The program was timely as China recently passed a regulation providing for willful patent infringement. Together with McAndrews’ Stephanie Samz, Hwang and Laughton won an affirmance from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit of the $254 million judgment for Stryker in Stryker Corporation v. Zimmer, Inc. – one of the largest enhanced damage awards in patent history.