Siemens Train Control Patent Award Boosted To $14.2M

Law360 (August 19, 2019, 7:43 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge has awarded Siemens Mobility Inc. nearly $14.2 million in its suit accusing rival Wabtec Corp. of making train control products that rely on features that infringe its patents, more than doubling the initial jury award.

U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark on Aug. 15 awarded Siemens $14.17 million in damages and prejudgment interest, increasing a January jury verdict that awarded Siemens nearly $6.7 million on claims that Wabtec’s “positive train products” infringed eight patents.

The increase comes from the nearly $6.4 million that Wabtec must pay in supplemental damages for infringing Siemens’ patents from February of 2018...

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