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Enhanced Infringement Damages in a Post-Seagate World

June 17, 2016

O’Melveny partner Brett Williamson and associate Brad Berg co-wrote the June 17, 2016, Daily Journal article, “Enhanced Infringement Damages in a Post-Seagate World.” The piece details a series of challenges to the existing law of willful patent infringement, following the Supreme Court’s opinion in Halo Electronics Inc. v. Pulse Electronics Inc., which unanimously overturned the Seagate test for enhanced damages in patent infringement cases. “How the new Halo standard will be implemented now rests squarely with the district courts. The trends that develop will undoubtedly have a profound impact on patent law for years to come,” the authors conclude.

Williamson, who is based in O’Melveny’s New York and Newport Beach offices, is a seasoned intellectual property litigator with over 25 years of experience handling patent and technology litigation in a variety of industries. Berg focuses his practice on patent litigation and resides in the firm’s Newport Beach office.