Fish & Richardson Wins Nearly $140 Million Damages Jury Verdict for Power Integrations

Fish & Richardson announced that it has won a $139.8 million damages verdict for client Power Integrations in its patent-infringement lawsuit against Fairchild Semiconductor. The case was a retrial on damages only, after Fish's $105 million jury win for Power Integrations in March 2014 was set aside because of an intervening change in Federal Circuit law. On December 17, 2015, a Northern District of California jury found - after less than one day of deliberations - that Fairchild must pay Power Integrations $139.8 million for selling hundreds of millions of products that infringe two of Power Integrations' patents.

Fish principals Frank Scherkenbach, Howard Pollack, and Michael Headley were lead counsel for Power Integrations.

Fish has represented Power Integrations in litigation against Fairchild and its subsidiaries since 2004, securing victories in a series of cases in a number of courts, including obtaining injunctions against over 175 infringing Fairchild products. Over the course of the litigation, courts have repeatedly affirmed the validity of Power Integrations' patents. Other victories include district court verdicts against Fairchild in 2006 (one of the "Top 100 Verdicts" that year) and 2012, and a 2006 victory against Fairchild at the ITC, which the Federal Circuit subsequently affirmed. Fish's $105 million jury win for Power Integrations was also named one of the "Top 100 Verdicts of the Year" for 2014.