Stryker Asks High Court To Allow More Leeway In Awarding Triple Damages
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
The device firm's opening brief in a Supreme Court patent case says a two-part test for enhanced damages imposed by the Federal Circuit is unconstitutional and should be struck down in place of greater judge discretion.
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