Second Circuit Affirms FLH Victory for Tokyo Electron Arizona

New York, -Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP announced on March 29, 2006 that the Second Circuit affirmed their client Tokyo Electron Arizona, LLC's $11.4 million judgment against Discreet Industries Corp. and Ovadia Meron. The Second Circuit affirmed the jury's verdict and specifically rejected the appellants' argument that the damage award was duplicative.

The jury handed down its verdict on April 1, 2004, finding Discreet Industries and Mr. Meron liable for $6.3 million in compensatory damages including violations of the Lanham Act, misappropriation of trade secrets, and other additional state-law claims. The jury also awarded $3.6 million in punitive damages-$1 million against Discreet Industries and $2.6 million against Mr. Meron personally. And the trial court awarded $1.5 million in attorney's fees due to Discreet Industries and Mr. Meron's egregious misconduct.

The Second Circuit heard oral argument on March 16, 2006, and handed down its affirmance just 12 days later. Ed Haug, recently quoted in The New York Sun as one of "America's more prominent intellectual property lawyers," argued the case for Tokyo Electron. (To view the Second Circuit's Summary Order, click here).

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