Rudolph Seeks High Court Eye On $8M Patent Damages Award

Law360, New York (March 7, 2014, 7:19 PM EST) -- Rudolph Technologies Inc. asked the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to examine a ruling that it must pay nearly $8 million in damages in a case over a semiconductor tester patent, saying that the Federal Circuit is "hopelessly confused" about how to review damages awards.

Rudolph is challenging a November ruling affirming the damages award against it in a case brought by Integrated Technology Corp., in which the Federal Circuit reviewed the jury's damages award with deference.

In its cert petition, Rudolph said that the appeals court...
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