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Panduit Corp. v. Stahlin Bros. Fibre Works, Inc.
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In 1962, Plaintiff obtained the rights to the Walch patent for covering ducts for electrical control systems. Stahlin (Defendant) made and sold the "Lok-Slot" and "Web-Slot" ducts in 1957 and continued to do so after Plaintiff acquired the patent. In 1969, the district court held the patent valid and infringed, enjoined Defendant from further infringement, and ordered an accounting. In 1971, the district court held Defendant in contempt and appointed a special master to give a report on damages. The court adopted the report, which recommended damages of $44,706.60 based on a 2½% reasonable royalty rate. Plaintiff appealed the damages and wanted $808,003 in lost profits due to lost sales or, as an alternative, a 35% reasonable royalty rate. Plaintiff also wanted $4,069,000 lost on its own sales due to a price cut by Defendant.
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