Blender Maker Wins Another $13M In IP Damages

Law360 (February 1, 2011, 5:02 PM EST) -- A federal judge has ordered Vita-Mix Corp. to pay $13 million in enhanced damages and interest for infringing one of rival K-Tec Inc.’s blender designs, adding to the $11 million in damages already awarded by a jury in June.

Eight out of nine factors that the court considered in the case weighed in favor of granting enhanced damages, most notably that the infringement amounted to “deliberate copying,” according to the Jan. 26 order from Judge Tena Campbell of the U.S. District Court for the District of...
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