Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Koninkluke Phillips Electronics v. KXD Technology (9th Cir. - Aug. 20, 2008)

Bad things can happen to you when you manufacture and sell counterfeit goods. Even before trial. For example, a civil contempt order awarding almost $1.3 million in lost royalties, $353,000+ in attorney's fees, and another $10,000 per day until you file reports that the district court ordered but that you decided -- in your infinite wisdom not to file. Oh, yeah. Plus that $2 million bond.

And when you try to appeal, tough luck. Rightly dismissed as an unappealable interlocutory order.