Denver IP Attorney Gordon Lindeen in Law Week Colorado - Overseas Lost Profits Fair Game for Patent Damages — in Limited Cases
July 16, 2018
Law Week Colorado
The U.S. Supreme Court’s WesternGeco decision doesn’t quite flip
the script on overseas patent damages, attorneys say
BY DOUG CHARTIER
LAW WEEK COLORADO
The U.S. Supreme Court had a chance last month to vastly broaden the amount of damages that global companies could recover for sales that infringe on their patents. While its decision did favor a nearly $100 million award a patent owner won for foreign lost profits, WesternGeco v. ION Geophysical Corp. might not see use from many plaintiffs to grab for higher damages.