United States District Court for the District of Texas, Wichita Falls Division Civil Action No. 7:09-cv-00029-0
Lighting Ballast Control, LLC v. Advance Transformer Co., Fulham Co., Inc., General Electric Co. and Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.
Trial Testimony | Technology: Electronic Lighting Ballasts | Case Issues: 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.