Justices Skip Patent Case Over Fairchild's Foreign Sales

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 7:39 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by Power Integrations Inc. of a decision that vacated the bulk of its $12.9 million patent win against Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. and held that Fairchild could not be held liable for sales that took place outside the U.S.

Power Integrations argued in its cert petition that the Federal Circuit set a dangerous precedent with the March ruling that it was not entitled to damages based on Fairchild's sales of semiconductor chips in Asia that other companies later...
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