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Fish Cases

Mars Inc. v. Coin Acceptors Inc.

Litigation, Appellate

Fish Cases

Mars Inc. v. Coin Acceptors Inc.

Litigation, Appellate

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Successfully obtained affirmance of district court’s award of a 7% reasonable royalty, when the defendant had argued that the royalty was capped at a much lower amount. The patents at issue involved the authentication of coins inserted into vending machines. Fish originally filed this case in January of 1990 on behalf of Mars. The court awarded Mars over $14 million in damages, and then added an additional $12.4 million in prejudgment interest due to the fact that the case was then 17 years old. (Fed Cir. docket nos: 2007-1409, -1436)

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Successfully obtained affirmance of district court’s award of a 7% reasonable royalty, when the defendant had argued that the royalty was capped at a much lower amount. The patents at issue involved the authentication of coins inserted into vending machines. Fish originally filed this case in January of 1990 on behalf of Mars. The court awarded Mars over $14 million in damages, and then added an additional $12.4 million in prejudgment interest due to the fact that the case was then 17 years old. (Fed Cir. docket nos: 2007-1409, -1436)