Despite Infringement, Judge Denies Alarm Patent Damages

Law360, New York (April 23, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge denied damages Friday to a patent-holding security company even though it had successfully sued an alarm-selling rival for infringement, ruling the plaintiffs didn't offer any explanation for their damages calculations.

Unicom Monitoring LLC had asked for a 30 percent royalty rate on sales of American Digital Monitoring's alarm systems, which the court had previously ruled infringed one of Unicom's patents. After more than six years of litigation, a damages trial was set to start Tuesday.

But U.S. District Judge Mary L....
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