This is the second trial in the case. Cisco had lost at trial in May, and the jury awarded $3.7 million. Magistrate Charles Everingham, who presided over both trials, threw out the verdict, saying Cisco’s lawyers made inappropriate religious comments before the jury.
“We know this new award more truly reflects our client’s significant damages as a result of Cisco’s infringement,” said Commil lawyer Richard Sayles of Dallas-based Sayles Werbner. “This verdict further validates Commil’s valuable patented technology.”