Electronic Lighting Ballasts
Patent Infringement and Lump Sum Royalties
In a trial relating to the infringement of several patents, plaintiff’s expert opined to a running royalty ranging from $9.3 - $15.6 million, plus additional post-trial royalties. Ocean Tomo testified that the proper form and amount of the reasonable royalty was a fully paid up lump-sum royalty of $.1.5 million, and no post trial royalties. Following findings of validity and infringement, the plaintiff was awarded a fully paid-up lump sum royalty of #3.0 million and no post-trial royalties.