TAIPEI -(Dow Jones)- Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (2379.TW) will seek to lower the US$45.3 million compensation a U.S. federal jury ruled the Taiwanese chip designer should pay to 3Com Corp. (COMS) in a patent infringement suit, Realtek Vice President Jesse Chen said Friday.
‘We’ll either seek a lower compensation or a court rejection of the jury ruling, but the former is more likely,’ Chen told Dow Jones Newswires.
3Com, a Marlborough, Mass., networking-communications technology company, filed the lawsuit against Hsinchu-based Realtek in 2003, alleging the Taiwanese company violated four 3Com patents, Chen said.
In early trading on the Taiwan stock exchange, Realtek was down by the 7% daily limit at NT$89.2, while the benchmark stock index was up 0.4%.
Chen said Realtek is still using the four patents and the company is awaiting a further court ruling in the next one to two months.
3Com said it is now pursuing a final judgment from the court consistent with the jury verdict and will request the court to consider awarding the company ‘enhanced’ damages.