The Federal Court released a decision earlier this week after the trial in the patent infringement action Eurocopter v. Bell Helicopter, 2012 FC 113 finding a claim of the patent valid and infringed. The Court also awarded punitive damages.
The decision is available as 2012 FC 113 on the Federal Court Website.
He also held in awarding punitive damages that Bell’s conduct in the case was “highly reprehensible” and constituted a “callous disregard” for Eurocopter’s patent rights. The amount of the damages has not yet been determined.
The quantum of damages, including punitive damages will be determined at a reference.
I will update the post with a link to the Federal Court website version of the decision when it is available.
[Update Feb 7: Provided a link to the FC website version of the decision.]