POLARA ENGINEERING INC V. CAMPBELL COMPANY
- Jul 18 2018 |
- Category: CAFC Updates
Campbell Company appeals from the District Court’s final judgment entering judgment in favor of Polara Engineering Inc. on its claim for infringement of U.S. Patent 7,145,476 (relating to a two-wire control system for push-button crosswalk stations for a traffic-light controlled intersection with visual, audible, and tactile accessible signals), and its decision, following a jury trial, denying Campbell’s post-trial motions for judgment as a matter of law of invalidity and no, and granting Polara’s motion to enhance the damages award. The CAFC affirms the district court’s denial of judgment as a matter of law of invalidity (experimental use negates application of the public use bar and prior art did not teach or suggest the “digital data signals” limitation) and no willful infringement willfulness (Campbell offered little, if any, support for the contention that it acted in good faith or had a reasonable basis to believe that the asserted claims are invalid or would not be infringed), vacates the award of enhanced damages, and remands.