BRIEF-Transocean wins reversal in patent lawsuit vs Maersk

Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:25am EST

Nov 15 (Reuters) - Transocean Ltd : * Wins reversal of decision in favor of maersk drilling USA in patent

litigation -- U.S. appeals court * Lower court had rejected claims that maersk did not infringe patents, which

were related to offshore drilling * U.S. federal circuit court of appeals says trial jury had had substantial

evidence to justify $15 million damages as a reasonable royalty * Federal circuit reverses lower court order granting maersk's motion for new

trial

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