Asahi Loses U.S. Supreme Court Bid to Revive $25 Million Award

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to revive a $25.1 million award won by Japanese glassmaker Asahi Glass Co. in a patent suit against rival Cardinal IG Co.

The high court, without comment, rejected Asahi's appeal as part of a list of orders released today in Washington. The justices let stand a federal appeals court ruling that overturned the award.

A jury awarded the damages in 2005 after a judge concluded that Cardinal infringed an Asahi patent. The patent covered window coatings that reflect heat and reduce the cost of heating in winter and air conditioning in summer.

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