Juries May Review Future Damages In Patent Suits

Law360, New York (August 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has reportedly alerted several parties involved in patent infringement lawsuits before the court that juries in their trials may consider future patent damages — an issue that is traditionally determined by the court post-verdict.

Judge Ron Clark issued an identical order in July to technology and medical device companies locked in patent disputes before the Eastern District of Texas that said the court may award an ongoing royalty for patent infringement instead of...
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