On November 28th, 2012, we announced that HALO won a jury verdict in a long-running patent dispute involving our proprietary package design for surface mount magnetic components. The jury found that defendants Pulse Electronics, Inc. and Pulse Electronics, Corp. infringed three different HALO patents and found them liable for past damages.
On June 17th, 2013, the Court entered a permanent injunction prohibiting Pulse from making, using, offering to sell, or selling any infringing product within the United States or importing into the United States any infringing product. Pulse is also prohibited from actively inducing infringement of Halo Electronics Inc.’s patents by assisting others in making, using, importing, selling or offering to sell in the United States any infringing product. This injunction will become effective October 15, 2013.
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HALO Electronics announced today that it won a jury verdict on November 26, 2012 in a long-running patent dispute involving its proprietary package design for surface mount magnetic components. The jury found that defendants Pulse Electronics, Inc. and Pulse Electronics, Corp. willfully infringed three different HALO patents and ordered them to pay past damages. A future remedy of an injunction or an ongoing royalty will be addressed by the Court in the coming months.
HALO’s patented technology has been widely used in the industry. There are currently five companies that have licensed HALO’s patent portfolio and are authorized to sell components using HALO’s innovative design. These companies include Bel Fuse, Inc., Elec and Eltek (USA) Corp., Wurth Electronics Midcom, Inc., XFMRS Inc., and Bourns Inc.
“We are pleased that the jury validated the strength of our intellectual property and found that Pulse willfully infringed our patents,” said Jeff Heaton, Vice President of HALO Electronics. “We remain committed to protecting and enforcing our patent rights to prevent the unauthorized sale or importation of products that use our patented technology.”