Power Integrations Case Will Help Shape Damages Theories

Law360, New York (April 3, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT) -- It has long been the case that United States law generally is presumed not to apply extraterritorially. But despite this presumption, neither the U.S. Supreme Court nor the Federal Circuit had directly addressed the question of whether a patentee can obtain “worldwide” damages where there is a finding of domestic patent infringement. In particular, the courts had not resolved the question of whether worldwide damages that are the direct and foreseeable result of domestic infringement are recoverable. In Power Integrations Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor Int’l Inc....
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