Apple Wins $135M Cut Or Damages Retrial In WiLAN IP Row

By Mike LaSusa (January 4, 2019, 6:58 PM EST) -- A California federal judge ruled Thursday that licensing firm WiLAN Inc.'s $145 million patent trial win against Apple Inc. should either be slashed to $10 million or a new trial on damages held, questioning WiLAN's methodology for calculating damages.

WiLAN had relied on a "direct valuation" analysis to calculate damages in the case. That methodology yielded a damages calculation of $145 million, which was far higher than the amount Apple estimated using the "smallest salable patent practicing unit" as the basis for its calculation, according to court documents.

Ruling Thursday on Apple's motion for a new damages trial or for remittitur,...

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