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This case returned to the Federal Circuit from the Supreme Court following the Supreme Court’s decision rejecting the Seagate test for enhanced damages under Section 284 as being unduly rigid and impermissibly encumbering the statutory grant of discretion to district courts.  Because the Federal Circuit had applied the Seagate test previously, and because that test was no longer applicable, the Federal Circuit restated the reasoning on the infringement and validity issues and remanded to the district court for further proceedings consistent with the Supreme Court’s opinion on enhanced damages.  

Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., Case Nos. 2013-1472, -1656 (August 5, 2016); Opinion by: Lourie, joined by O’Malley and Hughes; Appealed From: United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Pro, J., on remand from the U.S. Supreme Court.  Read the full opinion here.

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