Supreme Court affirms a judge's right to set damage amounts in patent cases

June 13, 2016 4:42 PM

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Supreme Court affirms a judge's right to set damage amounts in patent cases

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- A Supreme Court ruling Monday will make it easier for patent holders to win increased financial damages from those who use their inventions without approval.

The unanimous ruling, in two consolidated cases, sided with two companies that argued that competitors willfully copied their products.

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