In the recent decision of Microsoft Corporation v Liu, the Federal Court granted Microsoft's application in part, finding that the respondent, Mr
On June 22, 2011, a new law will go into effect in Washington state that makes it an act of unfair competition for product manufacturers to use "stolen or misappropriated IT" in their business operations.
“A reasonable royalty is the predominant measure of damages in patent infringement cases.”
The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated a $357 million verdict for indirect patent infringement against Microsoft, on the basis that plaintiff Lucent Technologies had failed to offer sufficient evidence to support an “entire market value” calculation to reach that sum.
Letting stand a $160 million judgment against Microsoft, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently affirmed a jury verdict finding that Microsoft willfully infringed Z4 Technologies’ patents relating to methods for preventing computer software piracy.
The decision of the Federal Court in Microsoft Corporation v. 9038-3746 Quebec Inc. et al 2006 FC 1509 is of interest because it adds to the relatively scant Canadian jurisprudence on statutory damages awarded for infringement of copyright.