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Gateway Inc. On Feb. 22, 2007, a jury returned a verdict of approximately US$1.5 billion against Microsoft.

(Published  March 8, 2007)

Microsoft Corp. On Jan. 14, 2004, the jury entered final judgment of US$565 million in damages and an injunction against the distribution of any infringing products. However, the execution of the judgment has been stayed pending the Company's appeal. 

(Published  Feb. 14, 2007)

Topps Co. The Company sought disgorgement of Stani's profits, lost royalties and punitive damages, interest, costs, permanent injunctive relief and damages of more than US$250 million.

(Published  Jan. 10, 2007)

Interdigital Communications Corp. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has yet to rule on InterDigital Communications Corp.'s suit against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. for a judicial confirmation of an (US$134 million) arbitration award.

(Published  April 11, 2007)

DirecTV Group Inc. On June 23, 2006, the jury determined that the Company willfully infringed the '505 patent, and awarded Finisar US$78.9 million in damages. On July 7, 2006, the Court entered its final written judgment denying Finisar's request for an injunction. The Court also added US$25 million in damages for willful infringement and US$13.4 million in pre-judgment interest. The final written
judgment also granted the Company a compulsory license.

(Published  April 5, 2007)

Mattson Technology Inc. On June 24, 2002, the Company entered into a settlement agreement and a license agreement with Dainippon, under which Dainippon agreed to make payments to the Company totaling between US$75 million and US$105 million, relating to past damages, partial reimbursement of attorney fees and costs and license fees.

For the years ended Dec. 31, 2006, 2005 and 2004, DNS paid the Company minimum annual royalty payments of US$6 million each year.

In 2006, 2005 and 2004, DNS made additional payments of US$2.4 million, US$5.4 million and US$400, 000, respectively, based on Dainippon's sales for their fiscal years ended March 31, 2006, 2005 and 2004, respectively.

In total, US$6 million of these payments were applied against the minimum payment due in June 2007, and US$2.2 million of these payments were in excess of the minimum payments. 

(Published  March 23, 2007)

Echostar DBS On July 7, 2006, Finisar obtained a verdict of US$100 million in its suit against DirecTV Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas for infringement of the '505 patent.

(Published  Jan. 17, 2007)

Asyst Technologies Inc. On Jan. 31, 2007, the jury validated the Company's U.S. Patent No. 5,097,421, which covers an intelligent wax carrier, and awarded about US$75 million in damages. 

(Published  Feb. 28, 2007)

Eli Lilly The jury awarded the plaintiffs US$65 million in damages.

(Published  March 23, 2007)

Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. The jury also found the infringement willful and assessed damages at US$34 million.  

(Published  April 5, 2007)

Google Inc. The complaint seeks an injunction and US$1 billion in damages.

(Published April 11, 2007)

Vonage Holdings Corp. Rates Technology Inc. sought injunctive relief, attorneys' fees, compensatory damages of more than US$1 billion damages and a trebling of damages. 

(Published Jan. 10, 2007)

Lexmark International Inc. Static Control is seeking US$17.8 million to US$19.5 million in damages and US$1 billion for Lanham Act violation. Wazana seeks US$2.2 million to US$2.8 million in damages and US$1 billion for Lanham Act violation. Pendl also is seeking US$3.7 to US$4.1 million in damages. All defendants also seek treble damages, attorneys' fees, costs and injunctive relief. 

(Published March 23, 2007)

Echostar DBS EchoStar DBS Corp. expects its US$94 million total reserve in TiVo Inc. litigation expense to increase by US$35 million through 2007 if the Texas jury's verdict prohibiting the Company from offering digital video recorder functionality is upheld on appeal pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

(Published April 13, 2007)

Infospace Inc. The complaint seeks US$10 million in damages for alleged breach of contract, compensatory and punitive damages for alleged fraud, and US$100 million in damages for alleged copyright infringement. 

(Published March 14, 2007)

Cogent Inc. During the discovery, the Company asserted entitlement to US$50 million for lost profits, US$100 million for loss of goodwill and business opportunities, US$6 million in royal, double damages, and unlimited attorneys' fees. 

(Published April 5, 2007)

Mattel Inc. The plaintiff in this lawsuit asserted a total damages claim of about US$90 million, which was reduced to about US$58 million. 

(Published March 8, 2007)

Northrop Grumman Corp. Cogent asserted entitlement to US$50 million for lost profits, US$100 million for loss of goodwill and business opportunities, US$6 million in royalties, doubling of actual damages and other amounts including attorneys' fees. 

(Published March 2, 2007)

MapInfo. Corp. SRC is seeking money damages for lost profits in the amount of US$15.5 million and statutory damages for the copyright infringement claims in an amount not to exceed US$300,000. SRC is also seeking recovery of costs and attorneys' fees and treble damages for alleged violations of the Lanham Act. 

(Published March 2, 2007)

Headwaters Inc. The plaintiffs seek declaratory relief and compensatory damages in the approximate amount between US$15 million and US$25 million and punitive damages. 

(Published Feb. 14, 2007)

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