Fed. Circ. Says Courts Must Account For Future Infringement

Law360, New York (August 20, 2012, 9:11 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit found that in cases of willful patent infringement, a court must provide a form of alternative relief besides damages or explain why it refuses to, upholding infringement findings in WhitServe LLC's suit against rival Computer Packages Inc. but vacating an $8.4 million award, according to a decision made public Monday.

In a 2-1 decision on Aug. 7, a Federal Circuit panel affirmed a Connecticut jury's finding that CPI had willfully infringed four patents covering WhitServe's online patent annuity payment business, known as Net...
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