Should've been........... Should've been fined 260 gazillion dollars, or some absolutely absurd amount, that even Verizon couldn't afford. Kind of like how the RIAA sues people for songs.
Would've been nice to have fined them right out of existence even!! And no, I'm not saying that wishing for people to lose their jobs though. Just hate big conglomerates that think they can do what ever they want and are usually ran by retards!!
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said by cork1958:Unlike copyright infringement, base patent infringement verdicts are not to be punitive. It's to cover what the economic loss is by the infringement. If it's willful, then it can be tripled as punishment. Or at least that's how I understand things. The number is based somewhat in reality and not some made up RIAA/MPAA math number.
Should've been fined 260 gazillion dollars, or some absolutely absurd amount, that even Verizon couldn't afford. Kind of like how the RIAA sues people for songs.
You got it right. Typically, though, companies get non-infringement opinions done when the smell of litigation crops up to try to mitigate the possibility of treble damages. It's not often that damages get tripled.
Where I work, the exact same thing happened to us. We ended up getting millions of dollars and a relatively significant portion of ownership of this publicly held company. It was sweet.
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