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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

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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.

"This is a huge case for very few people,” said Gordon Lindeen III, a shareholder in Hall Estill’s intellectual property section in Denver.

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