This morning the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the Eastern District of Texas. The opinion addresses the district court’s award of damages for breach of contract claims in a patent infringement case. Here is the introduction to the opinion.
Plastronics Socket Partners v. Hwang (Nonprecedential)
Plastronics Socket Partners, Ltd. (“Plastronics Socket”) and Plastronics H-Pin, Ltd. (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) brought suit against Dong Weon Hwang, HiCon Co., Ltd. (“HiCon”), and HiCon Company (collectively, “Hwang”), alleging patent infringement, various torts, and breach of contract. Hwang brought counterclaims for patent infringement and breach of contract. Following a jury trial, the district court awarded damages to both Hwang and Plaintiffs under the breach of contract claims. We affirm the judgment in favor of Hwang and reverse the judgment in favor of Plaintiffs.