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Justices Say Patent Owners Can Recover Foreign Damages

Law360 (June 22, 2018, 10:34 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that a Schlumberger Ltd. unit can recover profits it lost outside the U.S. due to a rival’s infringement of its oil exploration patents, saying the Federal Circuit was wrong to hold that such damages cannot be awarded based on overseas conduct.

In a 7-2 decision, the high court held that since Ion Geophysical Corp. infringed patents owned by Schlumberger’s WesternGeco LLC by shipping components of its product outside the U.S., WesternGeco is entitled to damages that include profits it lost...
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