Monday, June 5, 2017

Defendant’s Litigation Conduct, Market Position, Disdain for Plaintiff, and Weak Defenses Justify Enhanced Damages Award of $23 Million​

Following a jury verdict of willful infringement, the court granted plaintiff's motion for enhanced damages and doubled the jury award of $23.6 million. "[S]ome enhancement is appropriate given [defendant's] litigation conduct, its status as the world's largest networking company, its apparent disdain for [plaintiff] and its business model, and the fact that [defendant] lost on all issues during summary judgment and trial, despite its formidable efforts to the contrary. Even assuming for purposes of the record that [defendant] has undertaken some post-trial remedial actions, the court concludes that a doubling of the damages award is appropriate."

SRI International Inc. v. Cisco Systems Inc., 1-13-cv-01534 (DED June 1, 2017, Order) (Robinson, USDJ)

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