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June 4, 2010 FindLaw.com Weekly Technology Newsletter
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TECHNOLOGY CASES

  • Leviton Mfg. Co., Inc. v. Universal Sec. Instruments, Inc.
  • Dow Jones & Co., Inc. v. Ablaise Ltd.
  • Haemonetics Corp. v. Baxter Healthcare Corp.
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TECHNOLOGY CASES

U.S. Fed. Circuit Court of Appeals, May 28, 2010
Leviton Mfg. Co., Inc. v. Universal Sec. Instruments, Inc. , No. 09-1421
In a patent infringement suit, district court's award of attorney fees and costs to plaintiff based on inequitable conduct and vexatious litigation is vacated and remanded where: 1) genuine issues of material fact exist that preclude summary judgment for inequitable conduct; and 2) the district court clearly erred by finding that defendant engaged in vexatious litigation by raising frivolous work-product objections. Read more...

U.S. Fed. Circuit Court of Appeals, May 28, 2010
Dow Jones & Co., Inc. v. Ablaise Ltd. , No. 09-1524
In a patent infringement suit, directed to methods for using a Web server to send individualized content and formatting instructions in the form of Web pages, district court's judgment is affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded where: 1) district court's grant of summary judgment of invalidity of the '737 patent is affirmed on grounds of obviousness under the prior art in view of general knowledge in the field; and 2) district court's denial of defendant's motion to dismiss Dow Jones' invalidity claim against one patent is reversed as a covenant not to sue proffered by defendant extinguishes the controversy between the parties and divests the district court of its Article III jurisdiction. Read more...

U.S. Fed. Circuit Court of Appeals, June 02, 2010
Haemonetics Corp. v. Baxter Healthcare Corp., No. 09-1557
In plaintiff's suit for infringement of a patent, which claims a compact blood centrifuge device for separating and collecting components in a liquid such as blood, judgment of the district court is reversed in part, vacated in part, and remanded where: 1) district court's claim construction is reversed as "centrifugal unit" in claim 16 consistently means a vessel and a plurality of tubes, irrespective of its meaning in claim 1; and 2) district court's holding that claim 16 is not indefinite as a matter of law and the jury's finding that the patent was not invalid due to anticipation or obviousness is vacated because the district court erred in its construction of "centrifugal unit" and because the jury's verdict relied on the district court's incorrect claim construction.



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