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→ LAMP COPY (IP Infringement case) U.S. Philips Corporation v. Iwasaki Electric Company, LTD. - Philips victorious
LAMP COPY (IP Infringement case) U.S. Philips Corporation v. Iwasaki Electric Company, LTD. - Philips victorious
U.S. Philips Corporation in the matter of U.S. Philips Corporation v. Iwasaki Electric Company, LTD., a patent infringement case involving high-pressure mercury-vapor discharge lamps used in front projector displays (FP) and rear projection televisions (RPTVs).
On June 24, a jury awarded U.S. Philips Corporation $43,154,123.60 in damages in a patent infringement lawsuit against Iwasaki Electric Company, Ltd. Philips had alleged that Iwasaki infringed a patent related to its Emmy Award winning ultra-high performance (UHP) lamps, U.S. Patent No. 5,109,181, by inducing its customers to import products that infringed Philips’s patent. Iwasaki contended that it did not infringe the patent and counterclaimed for a ruling that the patent was invalid as obvious. Following a two week trial, the jury held that the patent was valid and infringed, that Iwasaki had actively induced its customers to infringe in the United States
Judge Castel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York affirmed the jury's decision in favor of Philips on issues of infringement and validity. The judge also found no inequitable conduct and issued a limited injunction. With respect to Iwasaki’s request for a new trial, Judge Castel held that "The verdict was consistent with the weight of the evidence, not erroneous, and has led to no miscarriage of justice. Iwasaki has demonstrated no evidentiary errors, and certainly none that warrants a new trial."
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