Johnstech International Awarded $1.5 Million for Infringement of Semiconductor Patent
Johnstech International sued JF Microtechnology for infringing its patent related to semiconductor contactors for testing integrated circuits. Both companies compete for sales of semiconductor test contactors. A California jury found that JF Microtechnology willfully infringed Johnstech’s patent and awarded lost profits damages of more than six-hundred thousand dollars. The Court then increased the damages award to more than $1.5 million to account for supplemental and enhanced damages and entered a permanent injunction. Following affirmance by the Federal Circuit, the district court entered an amended judgment with the damages award and granted nearly $200,000 in pre- and post-judgment interest.
The case is Johnstech International Corp. v. JF Microtechnology SDN BHD, Case No. 3:14-cv-02864-JD (N.D. Cal.)