Texas Jury Gives Korean Co. Sizable Win In Patent Case

Law360 (July 17, 2019, 6:17 PM EDT) -- After a four-day trial in the Eastern District of Texas before Judge Rodney Gilstrap, a jury found Korean semiconductor maker HiCon had not infringed a rival’s patent for an H-pin connector and awarded its founder nearly $1.4 million in damages.

The jury found on Friday that Irving-based Plastronics H-Pin Ltd. had broken a royalty agreement with HiCon Co. Ltd. founder Dong Weon Hwang and said the company must fork over $1.36 million in damages to account for royalties. 

The jury, however, also awarded Plastronics $622,606 in compensatory damages stemming from a breached licensing agreement.

Attorney Russ Emerson of Haynes and Boone LLP, who represents Hwang and...

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