Supreme Court Strikes Down Seagate Test For Enhanced Patent Damages

(June 13, 2016, 12:34 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on June 13 unanimously rejected as inconsistent with 35 U.S. Code Section 284 the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ two-part test for determining enhanced patent damages (Stryker Corp., et al. v. Zimmer Inc. and Zimmer Surgical, No. 14-1520; Halo Electronics Inc. v. Pulse Electronics Inc. and Pulse Electronics Corp., No. 14-1513, U.S. Sup.).

(Decision available. Document #16-160620-012Z.)

According to the court, the “principal problem” with the test established in In re: Seagate Technology, LLC (497 F. 3d 1360,...
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