U.S. Ethernet Can't Collect $3M Jury Win On Nixed Patent

Law360, Los Angeles (February 19, 2015, 10:17 PM EST) -- U.S. Ethernet Innovations LLC can't collect on the damages in a $3 million jury verdict in its favor in a lawsuit that alleged Texas Instruments Inc. infringed on its patents after a Texas federal judge ruled Thursday that one of the patents had since been invalidated and his final judgment wasn't "truly final."

U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider ruled that U.S. Ethernet couldn't collect its damages win because a California federal judge had since invalidated U.S. Patent Number 5,434,872 in another suit, shutting down U.S. Ethernet's contention that its verdict should stand because it came in first, according to Thursday's...

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