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High Court Ruling To Spur Push For Broader Patent Damages

Law360 (June 22, 2018, 9:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday that patent owners can recover profits lost outside the U.S. due to infringement appears limited to a certain type of case, but attorneys say patentees will likely argue it should apply broadly to allow awards of foreign lost profits in other situations.

The justices held in a 7-2 decision that Schlumberger Ltd. unit WesternGeco LLC can recover profits it lost abroad because its oil exploration patents were infringed by Ion Geophysical Corp. (AP) The justices held in a 7-2 decision that Schlumberger Ltd. unit WesternGeco LLC can recover profits it lost abroad because its oil...

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