OnPoint Expert Dr. Gareth Macartney testified as Fujifilm’s damages expert in Fujifilm v. Motorola at a jury trial held last month in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The case involved allegations that Motorola incorporated technologies patented by Fujifilm into its mobile phones and tablets. Following a two-week trial, during which Dr. Macartney provided both direct and rebuttal testimony, the seven-person jury awarded Fujifilm $10.2 million in damages after determining that Motorola infringed upon U.S. Patent 6,144,763—a method of converting digital color photos to monochrome. The jury’s verdict on damages aligned with the estimates provided by Dr. Macartney, rather than those provided by Motorola’s damages expert. While the jury found that the three other patents at issue in the case (pertaining to face-detection and wireless data transfer) were invalid, the $10.2 million award for the ‘763 patent alone exceeded the damages estimated by Motorola’s damages expert for all four patents combined.
To learn more about the verdict in Fujifilm Corp. v. Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. et al., click here.