Polaris Patent Case Needs New Damages Trial: Court

Law360, New York (October 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court has ordered a new trial on damages in a patent lawsuit involving all-terrain vehicle manufacturer Polaris Industries Inc., ruling that a lower court improperly reduced the damages the plaintiff was awarded after a jury found Polaris had infringed a patent for technology to limit ATV speeds.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Friday that Judge Gregory A. Presnell of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida had violated the Seventh Amendment rights of plaintiff Floyd M....
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