'Characteristic of a Pirate': Willfulness and Treble Damages

3 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2016

Date Written: July 19, 2016


In this short piece we take a first look at the Supreme Court's decisions in Halo and Stryker, identifying some of the questions that remain unanswered in patent treble damages, including the role of willfulness, the role of opinion letters, and the role of the jury.

Suggested Citation

Feldman, Michael and Lemley, Mark A., 'Characteristic of a Pirate': Willfulness and Treble Damages (July 19, 2016). Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2811773. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2811773 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2811773

Michael Feldman

Durie Tangri LLP ( email )

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Mark A. Lemley (Contact Author)

Stanford Law School ( email )

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