InternationalUSRemember you can easily switch between MIP US and MIP International at any time

The year in damages in the US



Michael Loney


Compared to 2013, this year has seen fewer blockbuster damages awards, with none of more than $500 million. But courts still awarded more than $100 million in eight cases

The largest award came out of the District of Delaware, which ordered Philips to pay Masimo $467 million for infringing patents covering technology used in fingertip devices that measure blood oxygen and pulse rates.

This followed the same court in January awarding Edwards LifeScience $394 million for Medtronic CoreValve for infringing patents covering a heart-valve device. The two companies later agreed to settle all global patent litigation in May, with Edwards LifeSciences paying a $750 million one-time payment and ongoing royalty payments.

Carnegie Melon University, ViaSatr, Alfred E Mann Foundation, WesternGeco, Apple and Power Integrations were also awarded damages of more than $100 million in 2014.

This compares with 2013 when two awards of more than $500 million were given. DuPont was ordered to pay $1 billion of damages to Monsanto in a GMO seed case. And Samsung was ordered to pay Apple $599 million in one of two large awards that year.

Managing IP will be publishing an in-depth look at the year in damages in early January. 

Top damages awards 2014
Rank Against Beneficiary Case Court Total damages
1 Philips Electronics North America Masimo Corporation Masimo Corporation v Philips Electronics North America Corporation DED $467m
2 Medtronic CoreValve Edwards Lifesciences Edwards Lifesciences v Medtronic Corevalve DED $394m
3 Marvell Technology Group Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University v Marvell Technology Group PAWD $367m
4 Space Systems/Loral ViaSat Viasat v Space Systems/Loral CASD $283m
5 Cochlear Corporation Alfred E Mann Foundation For Scientific Research Alfred E Mann Foundation for Scientific Research v Cochlear Corporation CACD $131m
6 Samsung Electronics Apple Apple v Samsung Electronics CAND $120m
7 ION Geophysical Corporation WesternGeco WesternGeco v ION Geophysical Corporation TXSD $115m
8 Fairchild Semiconductor International Power Integrations Power Integrations v Fairchild Semiconductor International CAND $105m
9 Google SimpleAir SimpleAir v Google TXED $85m
10 Sorenson Communications Ultratec Ultratec v Sorenson Communications WIWD $44m
Source: Docket Navigator


Comments






profile

Managing IP

ManagingIP

ManagingIP profile

Alonso Camargo of Olivares outlines how Mexico's opposition system runs in parallel to an application at… https://t.co/bvGh3FRzNK

Jun 23 2017 04:48 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
ManagingIP profile

Alonso Camargo of Olivares reveals "one of the most peculiar" aspects of Mexico's new opposition system at #globaltm17 - "Anyone can oppose"

Jun 23 2017 04:26 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
ManagingIP profile

Here's our take on the #STRONGER Patents Act introduced by @ChrisCoons @TomCottonAR, @maziehirono & @SenatorDurbin… https://t.co/mlG01zpbnO

Jun 23 2017 03:57 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite

Popular Posts

Blog Archive

IP-related blogs

1709 Copyright Blog

Afro-IP

AIA blog

Art and Artifice

China IPR

Class 99

Domain Incite

FOSS Patents

Green Patent Blog

Incontestable

IP CloseUp

IP Dragon

IP finance

IP Kat

IP Komodo

IP tango

IP Watchdog

IPEG

MARQUES Class 46

Orange Book Blog

Patent Baristas

PatentlyO

PatLit

SPC Blog

Spicy IP

The Trademark Blog

The TTABlog