SCOTUS Watch: Patent Damages Extends to Foreign Lost Profits

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On June 22, 2018, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case, WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp.,[1] which will change the landscape for patent damages because foreign lost profits can now be assessed in patent infringement judgments. The facts are as follows. WesternGeco owns four patents directed to systems for ocean …

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WesternGeco Damages Case Before SCOTUS in Doubt After Fed Circuit Ruling

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A recently-issued decision from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit may have implications on a pending case before the U.S. Supreme Court.  That case, WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp.,[1] was issued May 7, 2018, and may affect how the Supreme Court rules in a related case involving the same parties and patents …

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