Dominion Wins Double Damages In Alstom Patent Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (October 3, 2016, 9:44 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday awarded Dominion Resources Inc. double damages of $972,000 after a jury in July found that Alstom Grid Inc. infringed Dominion’s patent covering energy-conservation software, saying enhanced damages were warranted given Alstom’s willful and egregious conduct.

U.S. District Judge Mark A. Kearney doubled the jury’s finding that Alstom should play $486,000 in royalties for inducing one of its customers, Duke Energy Corp., to infringe Dominion’s patent with software Alstom developed. The judge said his decision was justified under the U.S. Supreme...
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