Kramer Levin has received an Impact Case of the Year award at the Managing IP Awards 2021, for its successful representation of Centripetal Networks Inc. in its patent litigation case against Cisco Systems Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The award was presented at an online ceremony on April 7. 

The case is the largest patent judgment ever, guaranteeing Centripetal a minimum of $2.65 billion based on the running royalties for the next six years, which the Court capped at $3.25 billion. Notably, the ruling was from a nearly eight-week bench trial that was the first federal trial ever conducted in the country on Zoom. 

The Kramer Levin team was led by Intellectual Property partners Paul J. Andre and Lisa Kobialka, and included Intellectual Property partners James Hannah, Hannah Lee, Michael H. Lee and Kristopher B. Kastens, and Litigation partner Eileen M. Patt. The team also included Intellectual Property associates Yuridia Caire, Aakash Jariwala, Greg Proctor, Hien Lien and Missy G. Brenner.