Record Award Shows Claims Court's Rising Role In IP Matters
By Ranganath Sudarshan and Adam Mitchell (November 22, 2021, 12:50 PM EST) -- On Oct. 22, in SecurityPoint Holdings Inc. v. U.S, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims unsealed an order awarding its highest-ever damages award against the government for patent infringement.
The court awarded $103,685,510 in damages to SecurityPoint Holdings for the Transportation Security Administration's infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,888,460, titled "Advertising trays for security screening." Accounting for interest and continued infringement, the ultimate damage award, which is subject to appeal, will likely exceed $130 million.
The court that oversaw this case traces its origins to 1855, when Congress established the U.S. Court of Claims, the COFC's predecessor. Although the nuances of...
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