Deckers Outdoor Corporation Inc. v Farley (No 8)  FCA 657 (24 June 2010)
Contempt - Power of the court to punish contempt - whether disobedience of court order constitutes contempt of court
As a result, the court has now sentenced three of the restrained parties to terms of imprisonment, in one case for three years! The penalties are for contempt of court, on the basis of disobedience of the earlier injunctions.
Although Deckers is not a patent case, we can see no reason why the same principles would not apply to a party that flagrantly disobeyed an injunction in respect of patent infringement.
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