• Lower Court Have Explained Post-Verdict Damages Award Against Microsoft
  • July 15, 2009 | Author: Joyce Craig
  • Law Firm: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P. - Washington Office
  • In Amado v. Microsoft Corp., the Federal Circuit ruled that a federal district court should have explained its basis for increasing a post-verdict award against Microsoft for software sold during the stay of a permanent injunction. Specifically, the Court held that, without an explanation for the award, it was unable to determine whether the award of $0.12 per unit was a reasonable exercise of the lower court's discretion. In so holding, the Court concluded that the district court did not abuse its discretion in extending the stay of the permanent injunction, but ordered the lower court to determine damages based on the appropriate factors.