By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. et al. v. Power Integrations, Inc., C.A. No. 12-540-LPS (D.Del. March 16, 2018), the Court denied Defendant Power Integrations, Inc.’s motion for entry of final judgment pursuant to Rule 58 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as to induced infringement of its U.S. Patent No. 7,995,359 (“the ‘359 patent”) by Plaintiffs Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation and Fairchild (Taiwan) Corporation (collectively, “Fairchild”) and ordered a new trial on the issues of induced infringement and damages for that infringement. The Court did so after concluding that the induced infringement jury instruction that it gave the jury during the trial constituted plain error, was a miscarriage of justice and the only option left was to order a new trial on induced infringement pursuant to the Court’s inherent authority. See id. at *11-12.
A copy of the Memorandum Opinion is attached.