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Patent Damages Best Left To Courts: Chief Judge

Law360 (May 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Claims by academic legal experts that U.S. courts refuse to apportion damages in patent cases and that damages awards tend to overcompensate patent owners have been “greatly exaggerated,” according to the top judge at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Joining the charged debate on patent reform legislation, Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul R. Michel challenged some of the congressional testimony in support of a provision to limit damages awarded in patent infringement litigation when he spoke at the American Intellectual Property Law...
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