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New Supreme Court Ruling Changes Recoverable Damages in Patent Infringement Cases!

In a 7-2 decision, the United States Supreme Court has just ruled that a patent owner may recover lost foreign profits for infringement under 35 U.S.C. 271(f)(2).  This ruling rejects the Federal Court’s long standing exclusion of lost profits as a damage for foreign sales.  Patent Owners rejoice, Defendants can no longer claim an absolute prohibition against foreign damages when the patent owner proves infringement under §271(f)(2).

WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., No. 16-1011, 138 S. Ct. 2129 (June 22, 2018)

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