Fairchild Must Pay PI $105M For Infringing Power Patents

Law360, San Francisco (March 4, 2014, 7:26 PM EST) -- Fairchild Semiconductor Inc. must pay $105 million in damages for infringing two of Power Integrations Inc.'s patents on energy-efficient power supplies and chargers used with many modern electronics, a California federal jury found Tuesday to end a three-week trial between the high-tech rivals.

The jury found that several power supplies containing chips made by Fairchild unit System General Corp. directly infringed U.S. Patent Number 6,212,079 and infringed U.S. Patent Number 6,538,908 indirectly and through the doctrine of equivalents. It also found that Power Integrations didn't infringe...
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