Fed. Circ. Affirms Damages In X-Ray Patent Row

By Dani Kass (May 7, 2018, 8:48 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday affirmed a North Carolina federal jury's $852,000 award to a Spanish X-ray manufacturer after a rival infringed its patent, shooting down both the company's request for enhanced damages based on willful infringement and the competitor's request to vacate the damages entirely.

Sociedad Española de Electromedicina y Calidad SA, or Sedecal, had argued in its appeal that a judge should have increased damages after the jury found that Drgem USA Inc. and Drgem Corp. willfully infringed the electrical transformers patent. But Drgem shot back that for years the companies had actually been winning the case, proving their...

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