| SAN FRANCISCO — A U.S. District Court has awarded intellectual property provider Translogic Technology Inc. $86.5 million in damages for infringement of one of its patents by Hitachi Ltd., Hitachi America Ltd. and Renesas Technology America Inc. |
Jeffrey Love, an attorney with Klarquist Sparkman, the Portland, Ore., firm representing Translogic Technology, said the company would be in court Wednesday (May 11) seeking an injunction against U.S. sales of the infringing products, Hitachi's SH-4 and certain SH-3 SuperH microprocessors.
The $85.6 million in damages were awarded by a jury on May 6 following a three-day trial. The jury also found that Hitachi induced two of its customers, Sega Enterprises Ltd. and Casio Computer Co., to infringe Translogic Technology's patent by using SH-4 and certain SH-3 microprocessors in products sold in the U.S.
The court had previously ruled that SH-4 and certain SH-3 microprocessor's violated Translogic Technology's Transmission Gate Series Multiplexer patent, Love said. Translogic originally filed suit against Hitachi in federal court in March 1999.