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Fairchild Gets Damages Cut To $6.1M In Patent Suit

Law360 (December 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has reduced a $34 million jury verdict against Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. to $6.1 million, but issued a permanent injunction preventing the California chip maker from making more than 100 parts at issue in the litigation.

Judge Joseph J. Farnan Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware also ordered a new trial to determine whether the company infringed the patents of rival Power Integrations Inc. willfully in light of In Re Seagate, which changed the legal standard of willfulness....
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