Fed. Circ. Cuts Synopsys Award In Ricoh Patent Feud

Law360, San Diego (November 23, 2011, 5:27 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday reduced a nearly $940,000 award in costs that Synopsys Inc. received after a lower court found in a long-running dispute that its software did not infringe Ricoh Co. Ltd.’s patent for the design of integrated circuits.

With only about $689,000 of that amount in dispute, the three-judge panel affirmed the California federal court’s award of about $131,000 in deposition and interpreter costs to Synopsys, but reversed a finding that Ricoh had to pay the entire portion of about $235,000 in electronic...
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