Federal Circuit Vacates $63 Million Verdict Against Cisco

, The Litigation Daily


Cisco Systems Inc. has gotten a reprieve on a $63 million verdict in a trial that came about because one of its lawyers made allegedly anti-Semitic remarks in an earlier trial. On Tuesday a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated the latest verdict in the case, a patent infringement suit brought against Cisco by Commil USA LLC, a small patent-holding company. Finding that the judge had given erroneous instructions to the jury in the second trial, the panel ordered a new, third trial on Commil's claims.

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