Jury Awards L'Oreal Unit $12M In Skin Brush Patent Case

Law360, New York (September 14, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT) -- A federal jury in Seattle awarded L'Oreal USA Inc. subsidiary Pacific Bioscience Laboratories Inc. $11.6 million Wednesday in a patent case accusing Nutra Luxe MD LLC of selling knockoff versions of PBL's anti-acne Clarisonic skin cleansing brush.    

The jury said that defendants Nutra Luxe MD LLC and Nutra Botanical MD Inc. willfully infringed a patent asserted by PBL, and that the plaintiffs was entitled to $9.1 million in lost profits and a $296,000 royalty. 

The jury also said that four Nutra Sonic products infringed the Clarisonic...
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