Federal Circuit Sharpens EMVR Test Applicable to Multicomponent Products

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Court Case Digests
July 3, 2018
3699 Electrical Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies, NEC
335999 All Other Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
intellectual property
royalty rate, reasonable royalty, royalty base, apportionment, patent, entire market value rule (EMVR)

Power Integrations, Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor Int’l, Inc.
2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 26842
US
Federal Court
Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals
Dr. Jonathan Putnam (plaintiff); James Malackowski (defendant)
Dyk

Summary

Federal Circuit clarifies EMVR applicability in calculating reasonable royalty related to a multicomponent, infringing product that contains other valuable nonpatented features; court explains how the patent holder must show that the patented feature was the sole driver of consumer demand.

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Power Integrations, Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor Int’l, Inc.

Federal Circuit clarifies EMVR applicability in calculating reasonable royalty related to a multicomponent, infringing product that contains other valuable nonpatented features; court explains how the patent holder must show that the patented feature was the sole driver of consumer demand.