$86M Damages Award Vacated Due To Obviousness

Law360, New York (October 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court handed a victory to Hitachi Ltd. and Renesas Technology Inc. Friday, overturning a lower court verdict that ordered pay of nearly $86 million in damages to Translogic Technology Inc. for patent infringement.

The case involved two rulings issued from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday, one reviewing the 2005 jury verdict in favor of Translogic, and the other reviewing a decision by the Board of Appeals at the United States Patent and Trademark Office which effectively nixed...
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