02Micro Wins $12M Jury Award In Trade-Secrets Suit Against Monolithic

Law360, New York (July 18, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal jury in California has awarded electronics power management company O2 Micro International $12 million from rival Monolithic Power Systems in a dispute over trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement.

The jury in the Northern District of California found Monolithic liable for misappropriation of O2Micro trade secrets, found that MPS' misappropriation was willful and awarded O2Micro $12 million in damages for Monolithic’s unjust enrichment resulting from the misappropriation, O2Micro said.

The jury also found that Monolithic’s asserted claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,114,814 and 6,316,881...
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