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Judge slaps en­hanced dam­ages on Gilead/Kite for ‘will­ful’ patent vi­o­la­tion, boost­ing award to a block­buster $1.2B — with the me­ter run­ning

The Gilead/Kite team has suf­fered the lat­est in a se­ries of set­backs in its war with Bris­tol My­ers Squibb sub­sidiary Juno and Memo­r­i­al Sloan Ket­ter­ing, where Michel Sade­lain came up with some of the foun­da­tion­al IP on CAR-T.

Right on the heels of bat­ting back Gilead’s $GILD at­tempt to over­turn the ini­tial rul­ing, a Cal­i­for­nia judge has heaped on “en­hanced” dam­ages in the court show­down, boost­ing the ini­tial judg­ment against Kite from $752 mil­lion to $1.2 bil­lion — in­clud­ing a steep run­ning roy­al­ty on rev­enue.

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