Daewoo Dealt Another Blow In VCR Patent Feud

Law360, New York (January 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has shot down Daewoo Electronics Corp.'s motion for judgment as a matter of law that its products do not infringe three patents held by Funai Electric Co. Ltd. covering video cassette recorder technology, following a jury's verdict last year awarding $9.5 million in damages against Daewoo for willful infringement.

In a ruling Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero rejected Daewoo's argument that to the extent the jury’s award was based on alleged...
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