Nos. 14-1513, 14-1520.

136 S.Ct. 1923 (2016)

195 L. Ed. 2d 278


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 13, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jeffrey B. Wall , Washington, DC, for the petitioners.

Roman Martinez for the United States as amicus curiae, by special leave of the Court, supporting the petitioners.

Carter G. Phillips , Washington, DC, for the respondents.

Craig E. Countryman , Fish & Richardson P.C., San Diego, CA, Michael J. Kane , William R. Woodford , John A. Dragseth , Fish & Richardson P.C., Minneapolis, MN, for Petitioner.

Sharon A. Hwang , Deborah A. Laughton , Stephanie F. Samz , McAndrews Held & Malloy Ltd., Chicago, IL, Garrard R. Beeney , Robert J. Giuffra, Jr. , Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, NY, Jeffrey B. Wall , Austin L. Raynor , Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Washington, DC, for Petitioners.

Mark C. Fleming , Rebecca A. Bact , Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Boston, MA, Donald R. Dunner , Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, Washington, DC, Seth P. Waxman , Thomas G. Saunders , Thomas G. Sprankling , John B. Sprangers , Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington, DC, Jason D. Hirsch , Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, New York, NY, for Respondents.

Carter G. Phillips , Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC, Constantine L. Trela, Jr. , Steven J. Horowitz , Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, IL, Mark L. Hogge , Victor H. Boyajian , Shailendra K., Maheshwari , Charles R. Bruton , Rajesh C. Noronha , Dentons US LLP, Washington, DC, for Respondents.

Section 284 of the Patent Act provides that, in a case of infringement, courts "may increase the damages up to three times the amount found or assessed." 35 U.S.C. § 284. In In re Seagate Technology, LLC, 497 F.3d 1360 (2007) (en banc), the United...

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