Fed. Circ. Toss Of $1.5B Verdict Complicates Patent Damages

Law360, New York (August 5, 2015, 8:22 PM EDT) -- In a Tuesday decision vacating part of a record $1.5 billion patent judgment against Marvell Technology Group Ltd., the Federal Circuit made the analysis of patent damages more complex by saying products made and shipped overseas may be subject to American patent law if they're sold in the U.S.

In a suit brought by Carnegie Mellon University, the appeals court ordered a retrial on the complicated question of what exactly constitutes a U.S. sale of the Marvell semiconductor chips at issue, because they are manufactured abroad and delivered to customers abroad but might have been designed in the U.S.

The Federal...

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