Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, et al. v. Power Integrations, Inc., C.A. No. 12-540 - LPS, March 24, 2016.
Stark, C. J. Plaintiffs’ Motion for a New Trial on infringement under the doctrine of equivalents of certain claims of the ‘359 and invalidity of certain claims the '457 patent is denied; defendant’s JMOL motion of no induced infringement of the '972 patent) and Motion for a New Trial on induced infringement of the '972 patent as well as direct and indirect infringement of the '457 patent is denied.
An 8-day trial was held beginning May 26, 2016 resulting in a jury verdict against defendant of induced infringement for $2,385,000 on the ‘972 patent and a verdict against plaintiff for direct, induced, and contributory infringement under the doctrine of equivalents the '359 patent in the amount of $100,000. The jury also found that the ‘457 patent was not invalid and that plaintiff did not infringe the ‘457 patent or one claim of the ‘359 patent. The court finds that the jury’s verdict was supported by the evidence, and the defendant could not rely on issue preclusion for JMOL of no induced infringement.