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Exclusion of Damages Opinions in Micron Patent Suit Affirmed

Aug. 26, 2021, 4:56 PM

Micron Technology Inc. convinced the Federal Circuit not to disturb a lower court ruling that undercut a patent owner’s damages case in an infringement suit over flash memory technology.

The appeals court affirmed orders from a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California excluding opinions from MLC Intellectual Property LLC’s damages expert regarding a reasonable royalty rate.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in a precedential opinion, said Thursday the district court’s orders weren’t an abuse of discretion.

Puzzling Conclusion

MLC sued Micron in 2014 and accused the chipmaker of ...

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