Columbia, Seirus Get Split Decision in Infringement Case
Following a lengthy battle over jurisdiction, a Southern California jury ruled after a 10-day trial that two of Columbia Sportswear’s Omni-Heat patents were invalid in an infringement case. However, the jury also identified $3,018,174 in profits that Seirus has made from infringing on D657,093 with its HeatWave and calculated a reasonably royalty for those products at $435,175, damages for which Seirus is liable. A judge had already awarded partial summary judgment to COLM on the design patent but left the question of damages to the jury. The award was based on new standards that allow a jury to award all ... Log in to view full article.