Gilstrap Adds $2.6M To Huawei's $10.6M Patent Verdict

Law360 (March 19, 2019, 5:02 PM EDT) -- Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is now on the hook for more than $13 million for willfully infringing five wireless and video patents after U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap tacked $2.6 million in enhanced damages on top of a jury's $10.6 million verdict.

Judge Gilstrap released his final judgment Monday, granting the damages to patent licensing company PanOptis Patent Management LLC, along with ongoing royalties. He also shot down PanOptis' request for declaratory judgment that its offer to Huawei to license the patents was fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory, or FRAND.

Companies have to meet that FRAND standard when licensing so-called standard essential...

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