Viasat Wins $49M Verdict Over Fiber Optic Technology

A Southern California jury on Wednesday gave Viasat Inc. every dollar of the $49 million it was seeking in contract claims against Acacia Communications Inc. But it delivered a mixed bag on Viasat’s trade secrets claims following a monthlong trial in northern San Diego County.

Superior Court jurors found that Acacia willfully and maliciously misappropriated Viasat trade secrets on fiber optic technology but delivered damages of only $1 on the trade secret portion of the case. Carlsbad-based Viasat had been seeking as much as $280 million in trade secret damages…read more.

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