Johnstech International Awarded $1.5 Million for Infringement of Semiconductor Patent

| Yanna S. Bouris

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.)

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