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Monsanto Co. v. David

Loren David appeals from the final judgment of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. On April 20, 2006, the court held that David knowingly infringed U.S. Patent 5,352,605 (the “’605 patent”), and awarded Monsanto Company and Monsanto Technology LLC (collectively “Monsanto”) compensatory damages in the amount of $226,214.00. Monsanto Co. v. David, 448 F. Supp. 2d 1088, 1094 (E.D. Mo. 2006). On July 25, 2006, the court awarded Monsanto attorney fees, prejudgment interest, and costs, bringing the total damages award to $786,989.43. Monsanto Co. v. David, 448 F. Supp. 2d 1095, 1102-03 (E.D. Mo. 2006). Because we hold that the district court correctly held that the ’605 patent was infringed, but find that portions of the damages award were clearly erroneous, we affirm in part, vacate in part, and remand.

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