Steuben Food, Inc. v. Shibuya Hoppmann Corp. et al.

Gardella Grace P.A., led by Principal Cook Alciati, obtained a verdict of more than $38 million (plus an amount of prejudgment interest to be determined) in favor of its client Steuben Foods, Inc. following a week long jury trial before Chief Judge Colm F. Connolly in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.  The jury found all six asserted claims infringed and not invalid and awarded the full amount of damages requested.  The verdict comes after 10 years of litigation where Greg Gardella worked with Mr. Alciati to defend the validity of the patents-in-suit through both reexamination and inter parties review.  Like all verdicts, this is subject to post-trial motions and appeal.


The verdict form can be found here.