Corning Hit With Doubled Patent Verdict Of $47.7M To PPC

By Melissa Daniels (November 3, 2016, 8:39 PM EDT) --  A New York federal judge doubled damages to a whopping $47.7 million against Corning Optical Communications RF LLC on Thursday, finding PPC Broadcast Inc. deserved more for the willful infringement of its two coaxial cable connector patents.

A jury in July 2015 awarded PPC $23.9 million in royalties after finding that Corning willfully infringed two of PPC's patents. But PPC followed up in November looking for enhanced damages, saying that Corning deserved to pay more because of its "vexatious" litigation tactics and continued sales of an infringing product after the lawsuit was filed.

U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe said Thursday...

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