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Big Patent Paydays Remain Tough With $140M Fed. Circ. Ax

Law360 (July 13, 2018, 5:33 PM EDT) -- A recent Federal Circuit ruling that threw out $140 million in patent damages won by Power Integrations Inc. shows that the appeals court is keeping a close eye on sizable verdicts and making it difficult for patentees to base damages theories on a product’s entire value, attorneys say.

In a decision this month, the Federal Circuit held that in a chip patent suit against Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc., Power Integrations wrongly invoked the entire market value rule, which holds that damages can be based on the...
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Case Title

Power Integrations, Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor


Case Number

16-2691

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Appellate - Federal Circuit

Nature of Suit

830 Patent Infringement (Fed. Question)

Date Filed

September 23, 2016


Case Title

Power Integrations, Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor


Case Number

17-1875

Court

Appellate - Federal Circuit

Nature of Suit

830 Patent Infringement (Fed. Question)

Date Filed

April 4, 2017

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