Gore Faces $1B In Patent Damages After Willfulness Finding

Law360, New York (October 21, 2013, 8:06 PM EDT) -- W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. may be liable for more than $1 billion in damages after a judge ruled Thursday that it had willfully infringed a blood vessel graft patent owned by C.R. Bard Inc. in a long-running case in which the Federal Circuit last year set a new standard for proving willfulness.

The appeals court had already found that Bard's patent was valid and infringed, but it remanded the case to determine under the new test whether Gore's infringement was willful, based on the...
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