CORRECTED: Fed. Circ. Limits Damages In Semiconductor Patent Row

Law360, Los Angeles (November 4, 2013, 4:57 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday found that Rudolph Technologies Inc. had not willfully infringed Integrated Technology Corp.’s patent for a semiconductor tester, limiting the damages Rudolph must pay to $7.7 million.

The three-judge panel ruled that the district court had erred in finding that Rudolph’s testing products willfully infringed because ITC had narrowed the meaning of its patent in the course of prosecution to cover products in which a probe touches the chips. Rudolph makes a no-touch product, according to the ruling.

ITC did not meet...
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