Summary of Halo case In Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. (S.Ct. June 13, 2016), the Supreme Court recently redefined the standard for determining when enhanced damages under 35 U.S.C. §284 is appropriate and when the Federal Circuit during appellate review can reverse the decision of the district court to award or withhold enhanced damages. Halo directly … [Read more...]
35 USC 284 states: "When the damages are not found by a jury, the court shall assess them. In either event the court may increase the damages up to three times the amount found or assessed." This is also known as enhanced damages.