KAIST Wins $400M Patent Verdict Against Samsung, Others

Law360 (June 15, 2018, 10:13 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal jury awarded the intellectual property arm of a South Korean research university $400 million Friday in a case accusing Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Qualcomm Inc. and GlobalFoundries Inc. of infringing a patent related to semiconductor technology, the plaintiff's attorneys told Law360.

KAIST IP US LLC claimed in its suit, first filed in November 2016, that the defendants were infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,885,055 that relates to FinFET, which is designed to improve performance in semiconductors and lower power consumption.

The jury found that all claims were infringed by all defendants and that Samsung's infringement was willful, KAIST counsel Irell...

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