A Delaware jury awarded Power Integrations Inc. more than $24 million in damages Friday after finding that competitor Fairchild Semiconductor International willfully infringed its patents for frequency jitter technology and induced third parties to infringe the patents as well.
Semiconductor maker Power Integrations Inc. laid out its case Monday for more than $21 million in damages during the first day of a Delaware federal court trial over claims that competitor Fairchild Semiconductor International willfully infringed two patents and induced third parties to import products using the infringing microchips to the U.S.
A 14-year-old, multi-forum battle over Fairchild Semiconductor's alleged infringements of Power Integrations Inc. chip patents moved toward its latest eruption in Delaware on Friday, with a pretrial conference hashing out disputes over testimony, witnesses, evidence and other issues for a five-day trial on remanded inducement claims, set to begin Nov. 5.
A Delaware federal judge on Tuesday refused to set aside a jury’s 2012 finding that Power Integrations Inc. infringed a Fairchild Semiconductor Inc. patent, ruling Power Integrations waited too long to argue that new evidence showed Fairchild offered false testimony and thus lied at trial.
Fairchild Semiconductor Inc. on Monday slammed accusations from rival Power Integrations Inc. that it offered false testimony at trial leading to a jury’s 2012 finding that Power Integrations infringed a Fairchild patent, arguing the bid to overturn the Delaware jury verdict was factually wrong and procedurally improper.
Power Integrations Inc. on Wednesday urged a Delaware federal judge to overturn a jury’s 2012 ruling that it infringed a patent held by rival Fairchild Semiconductor Inc., arguing new evidence shows Fairchild offered false testimony at the trial.
A Delaware federal judge on Monday permanently barred Fairchild Semiconductor Inc. from selling computer chips that infringe three of rival Power Integrations Inc.'s patents on energy-efficient power supplies, finding that allowing Fairchild to continue those sales would permanently harm Power Integrations' bottom line.