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S. Court Oral Hearing Patent Willfulness

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The U.S. Supreme Court heard combined oral arguments yesterday in two willful infringement cases:

· Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., et al. (14-1513); and

· Stryker Corporation, et al. v. Zimmer, Inc., et al. (14-1520)

The issue involves the Federal Circuit’s test for enhanced damages in patent infringement cases and whether it is too rigid, thereby immunizing the worst infringers and copiers from enhanced damages.

The full transcript.

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