Supreme Court Grants Certiorari In Dispute Over Patent Lost Profit Awards
Mealey's (January 12, 2018, 3:42 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — In its Jan. 12 order, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari for a second time in a dispute over the availability of lost profits awards in cases of infringement under Section 271(f) of the Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. § 271(f), where the profits arose from prohibited combinations occurring outside the United States (WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., No. 16-1011, U.S. Sup.).
The petition by WesternGeco LLC presents the following question for review: