Judge’s Broad View Of WesternGeco May Hike Patent Awards

Law360 (October 15, 2018, 10:18 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge has taken an expansive view of this year's WesternGeco decision by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing patent owners to recover some foreign lost profits, and if it is upheld, his order could lead to a significant increase in available patent damages, attorneys say.

The Oct. 4 order by U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark, which came in a long-running suit by Power Integrations Inc. against Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc., held that the high court's June decision covers more infringement scenarios than the narrow one the justices ruled on.

The Supreme Court found in WesternGeco v. ION Geophysical that...

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