Presidio Components, Inc. v. Am. Tech. Ceramics, Inc., No. 10-1355 (Fed. Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Presidio is a manufacturer of electrical components for high-tech applications, operated by the three listed inventors on the 356 patent, entitled “Integrated Broadband Ceramic Capacitor Array.” ATC manufactures electrical components. ATC’s 545L capacitors, a variety of monolithic broadband capacitors, compete with Presidio’s Buried Broadband capacitor. Presidio asserted that ATC’s 545L capacitors infringed the 356 patent. The district court denied ATC’s motions for judgment as a matter of law or a new trial on validity and infringement and denied Presidio a permanent injunction and judgment on willfulness, its ongoing royalty rate, and false marking. The Federal Circuit affirmed most of the holdings, but vacated the finding of no irreparable injury, the related denial of a permanent injunction, the ongoing royalty determination, and a false marking judgment (due to an intervening change in law).