Defendant's motion for judgment as a matter of law regarding willful infringement related to a $19 million verdict was granted despite the jury's finding that defendant's infringement was willful. "Although [defendant's] invalidity and noninfringement arguments were unsuccessful, these defenses were strong enough to preclude a finding of objective recklessness. . . . [Defendant] presented a good faith argument that the [patent-in-suit] was invalid as anticipated. . . . Although the jury rejected this defense, the issue was, viewed objectively, sufficiently close to preclude a finding of willful infringement."
OPTi, Inc. v. Apple, Inc., 2-07-cv-00021
(TXED December 3, 2009, Memorandum Opinion & Order) (Everingham, M.J.)