Salsa Income Statements Assignment
Calculate the total value of all damages as of June 30th, year 6, which is the estimated date of the completion of the patent infringement trial. You may assume that profits are earned equally throughout the year, which is equivalent to assuming that each year’s profit is earned on June 30thof the year.
*The question is from the Texahoma Highway Construction case. I do not need the case i need the answer to the above question. thank you
COMPENSATION DAMAGE FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT(TEXAHOMA HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION CASE)
Texahoma highway is fast-growing state in the American southwest. The fast-growing make it necessary for the texahouse state development of highway to construct new highway and hidden existing highway.
the DOH carries out highway construction by mean of competitive bidding by qualified highway construction companies.
One of the qualified highway construction companies in salsa inc. salsa has developed and registered a patent for containing noise by highway construction. This noise is very loud, and DOH has to pay compensation to homeowners and businesses located near highway construction projects. The salsa patent effectively contains construction noise and significantly lowers the amount of compensation paid by DOH to the homeowner and business distributed by the din of highway construction The salsa patent is fr a containing wall that is built on both sides of a highway under construction. the containing wall is 16 feet high, and consist of reinforced concrete posts that are grooved to accept concrete panels with matching tongues.
Starting on 30 June, year 3, some contractors won highway contract by infringing the salsa patent. Each time, salsa sent lawyers letters to the infringers to cease and desist .but none of this letter had any effect . in order to protect its patent rights, salsa was compelled to sue the infringers. Salsa sued the infringers ceased by December 31, of year 5. After the defendants field their response, there were the usually written interrogatories , depositions of the expert witness and pretrail motions. The trail was scheduled to begin on June 1, year 6 and was expected to end June 30, 6 years. therefore the damage awarded by the court would be payable on 30 June year 6, so salsa, would not recover costs profit for year 3 through 5 until June 30 year6,
Salsa lawyer to prepare its study to be filed with the court, For this engagement, you have gathered the following information
SALSA income statement all figures in $'000, except per square foot and percentage.
COST GROSS PROFIT %SG&A*PRETAX
|YEAR||revenue of sales||profit of sales||expense||profit|
*SE&A = Selling, General and administrative
NOTE all values are in $ except %
Salsa Income statements all figures in $'000, except per square foot and (Continued) percentages.
|year||revenue||cost profit||profit%||square foot|
the salsa year noise wall revenue from a texahoma highway contract awarded on FEB 12,YEAR 3
CONTRACT WITH INFRINGING NOISE WALL AL FIGURE IN '000 EXCEPT %.
Note: Any damages awarded at the trail for lost profits are subject to taxation. Therefore when calculating damages, you need to do so on a before-tax basis. Salsa’s cost of equity since year 2 has been 16%, and the cost of long-term debt since year 2 has been 12%.
Salsa's tax rate is 35%. Salsa’s capital structure is 60% equity and 40% debt.
The purpose of compensatory damages is to put the plaintiff back into the same financial position that would have been the case if no infringement has taken place. so the calculation of compensatory damages requires an estimate of what did not actually happen because infringement prevented it from occurring? We can use information from periods before the infringement occurred because those periods were unaffected by the infringement. This is known as “before and after method”.
The law on patent infringement allows the recovery of damages for lost profits on convoyed sales. Convoyed sales are usually sold along with the infringed product
For Example:- Sales of desktop computers are usually accompanied by sales of computer monitors and printers. That makes sales of computer monitors and printers conveyed sales of desktop computers .by the same token convoyed sales for cellphones and sales of car chargers, earpieces and belt clips for cell phones. This approach is known as “Entire market value”
The Panduit 1 test for lost profit by reason of patent infringebenefit requires the plaintiff to show the following condition:-
- There is a demand for the patented product
- Accepted noninfringing substitutes for the patented product for available
- there are sufficient manufacturing and marketing capability to satisfy the demand.
- there is the reasonable computation of the profit that would have been earned, but for the infringement of the patented product.