Federal Circuit Remands to District Court for Subjective Willfulness Determination in View of Halo Decision

Authored by Rose Cordero Prey, Jonathan Thomas, and William Uhr WESTERNGECO L.L.C. V. ION GEOPHYSICAL CORPORATION, Nos. 2013-1527, 2014-1121, 2014-1526 (Fed. Cir. Sep. 21, 2016) (precedential).  On appeal from S.D. Tex. Before Dyk, Wallach, and Hughes. Procedural Posture: Defendant appealed a lost profits award and plaintiff cross-appealed challenging the district …

Jury Finding of Patent and Trademark Infringement and Advisory Awards Affirmed

Authored by Sheila Mortazavi, Alex Lei and Katrin Feldhaus Digest of ROMAG FASTENERS, INC. v. FOSSIL, INC., No. 2014-1856,-1857 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 31, 2016) (precedential). On appeal from D. Conn. Before DYK, WALLACH, and HUGHES. Procedural Posture: A jury found defendant Fossil liable for both patent and trademark infringement and made …

Federal Circuit Affirms Judgment of Non-infringement for Lack of Evidence on Importation of Accused Products by Third Party

Authored by Georg C. Reitboeck and Jessica Cohen-Nowak Digest of Synqor, Inc. v. Artesyn Technologies, Inc., No. 2014-1459 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 16, 2015) (non-precedential). On appeal from E.D. Tex. Before Lourie, Moore and Reyna. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff appealed the district court’s judgment of non-infringement. CAFC affirmed. Infringement: Because plaintiff failed to produce …

Federal Circuit Affirms Infringement and Validity of Hard-Disk Drive Patents, Sets Aside Willfulness Finding, and Applies Territoriality Principles to Damages

Authored by Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, Eric T. Schreiber, and Armin Ghiam Digest of Carnegie Mellon Univ. v. Marvell Tech. Group Ltd., No. 2014-1492 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 4, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from W.D. Pa. Before Wallach, Taranto, and Chen. Procedural Posture: Appellants-accused infringers appealed final judgment of infringement, validity, and …

Lost Profits Resulting From Conduct Occurring Abroad Held not Recoverable Under 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)

Authored by Georg C. Reitboeck and Dervis Magistre Digest of Westerngeco L.L.C. v. Ion Geophysical Corporation, No. 2013-1527, 2014-1121, 2014-1526, 2014-1528 (Fed. Cir. July 2, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from S.D. Tex. Before Dyk, Wallach, and Hughes. Procedural Posture: After all of the asserted claims were found infringed under 35 U.S.C § …