Date: Jan 28, 2011
Keller and Heckman LLP's defense verdict in Linear Technology Corp. v. Novellus Systems Inc., Tokyo Electron Ltd. was selected as one of the Top Defense Verdicts of 2010 by the Daily Journal.
The trial concluded in February 2010 after a 12-person jury in the Santa Clara County Superior Court returned a verdict in favor of Keller and Heckman's client, defendant Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TEL)., on all of the plaintiff's causes of action – including breach of contract, and lack of good faith and fair dealing. The trial lasted just over four weeks. Linear sought roughly $200 million in damages and came away from the trial with nothing. Santa Clara County Judge Gregory H. Ward also ordered Linear Technology Corp. to pay TEL its $3 million in legal fees.
The Keller and Heckman trial team included Arthur S. Garrett and Douglas J. Behr.