Fed. Circ. Reduces $13M Mars Award In Coin Case

Law360, New York (June 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a dispute over how much Coin Acceptors Inc. owes Mars Inc. for infringing patents for coin recognition technology, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reversed part of a lower court's ruling about Mars' claim to the patents at issue, shaving off seven years from the damages period.

In April 2007, U.S. District Judge John C. Lifland of the District of New Jersey ordered St. Louis-based Coin Acceptors, known as Coinco, to shell out $13 million in damages to Mars in the...
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