Federal Circuit Vacates Judgment, Damage Award In Patent Case

Mealey's (December 4, 2015, 12:28 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Texas federal judge’s decision to award a patent owner more than $16 million in damages for infringement by CiscoSystems Inc. was vacated Dec. 3 by the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation v. Cisco Systems Inc., No. 15-1066, Fed. Cir.).

(Decision available. Document #16-151214-006Z.)

According to the panel of Circuit Judges Sharon Prost, Timothy B. Dyk and Todd M. Hughes, although the methodology employed by U.S. Judge Leonard Davis of the Eastern District of Texas “is...
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