Judge Orders $154M Judgment Vs. Shell Oil In Union Carbide Patent Suit

Law360, New York (June 17, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.S. District Court judge has ordered Shell Oil to pay Dow Chemical's Union Carbide $153.6 million in damages for infringing a patent for catalysts.

Chief U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson in Wilmington, Del., added over $40 million in interest to an original judgment of $112 million that was imposed during a 2003 jury trial, according to court papers made public Wednesday.

"Shell has failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence" that it shouldn't be held liable in the case, Robinson said in entering the...
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